Another 9 colleagues - 1 French, 1 Irish, 1 Indian, 1 Canadian, 1 British, and 4 American - join The Squad today, bringing its numbers to 271.
That's 271 cops and ex-cops (and other law enforcement types, plus some PIs) who have taken to writing crime fiction. You won't get more realistic crime tales than those from this Squad!
We have joining us today:
1. Olivier Norek - a serving officer with the French police in Paris.
2. Casey King - a serving officer with the Garda in Ireland.
3. Priyaneth Mukhopadhyay (deceased 1947) - an historical addition to The Squad, he served with the Indian Police in (then) Calcutta. Regarded as the father of crime fiction in Bengali.
4. David G. Ferguson - served as a conservation law enforcement officer in Canada.
5. Michael O'Byrne - served as an officer in the London Metropolitan Police and a couple of county police forces, after having served in the Hong Kong Police.
6. Keith Bettinger - served as a police officer with the Suffolk County PD in New York State.
7. Jay P. Farrington - served as a police officer with the San Diego PD.
8. Joe Sánchez - served as an officer with the NYPD.
9. Harvey Burgess - served as a police officer in the USA, I believe in North Carolina.
Our Squad now consists of:
158 American, 55 British, 15 Australian, 15 Canadian
4 New Zealander, 3 Finnish, 2 Dutch, 2 Swedish
2 French, 2 Irish, 1 Bahamian, 1 Norwegian
1 Italian, 1 Czech, 1 Russian, 1 Hungarian
1 Spaniard, 1 Pakistani, 1 Chinese, 1 Brazilian, 1 Indian
2 "International" (listed as this due to current serving officer requirements)
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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Also: Cops Writing Crime
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).
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