And to think originally I didn't see The Squad getting anywhere near the 50 mark. How wrong was I, and how happy am I that I was so wrong?
Well, as my research continues, we're looking at closing in on 100 perhaps?! I've still got at least another dozen names jotted down for further research, so we'll see how we go.
Here is my next instalment in my ongoing project to discover cops or ex-cops who have taken to writing crime fiction - The Squad as I've named us!
Today's new members are from 4 different countries, including two which have not been represented in The Squad so far. We have joining us today:
1. Y.A.Erskine - who served with the Tasmania Police in Australia.
2. Michele Giuttari - a long-serving former officer with Italian policing, and our first Italian in The Squad! A big welcome to Michele!
3. Martin Goffa (a pseudonym) - a former officer with the police in the Czech Republic, and our first Czech in The Squad! Also a big welcome to Martin.
4. David Videcette - another Brit, formerly a detective with Scotland Yard in London. Keeping the British contingent strong!
So today our 4 new members above join the Squad, now making us 72 in number!
36 American, 16 British, 8 Australian, 3 Finnish, 2 Canadian, 2 New Zealanders, 1 French, 1 Bahamian, 1 Norwegian, 1 Italian, and 1 Czech.
I'll keep adding more as I come across them, and if you know of any others please feel free to drop me a line.
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And please remember, my list is only for CRIME FICTION - not all the true crime and/or memoir writing by cops and ex-cops that's out there (as good as so much of that is).
COPS WRITING CRIME - 4 new members for The Squad, including our first Italian member and our first Czech member!
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