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12 Rules for writing a Detective Novel

The detective must always be memorable. Whether he (or she) is funny, misguided, inept or super intelligent, these traits have to endear the detective to the audience. Fictional detectives are expected to be slightly out of the ordinary. They must have some small habit, mannerism, eccentricity, interest or talent – something that sets them apart… Continue reading 12 Rules for writing a Detective Novel

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Enemies Foreign – Now available to pre-order

Foreign terror cells have infiltrated and disabled emergency response units. Nothing can prevent their next terror attack. Available to pre-order now. Released 15th November: While following leads to identify and arrest a local international drug trafficker, Detective Alex Landon is called to lead a mass murder investigation after the unholy marriage of a drugs trafficking… Continue reading Enemies Foreign – Now available to pre-order

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Pre-order Room #3

A sadistic child killer awaits in Room Number Three. Available now to pre-order (Out 4 September): One year ago, Detective Alex Landon began investigating the unexplained disappearance of ten-year-old Kevin Stevenson. Now he could finally sit across from the predator he believed responsible. The catch? Landon has no evidence to hold his suspect, who clearly knows investigators can't… Continue reading Pre-order Room #3

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Enemies Domestic is OUT TODAY!

With the fate of thousands at risk, can Detective Alex Landon afford to trust his intuition over circumstantial evidence? For the past few months, Detective Alex Landon had seen retired US Army Captain Jonathan McDougal as both a sympathetic suspect and a less-than-cooperative informant. But, when a local hate group acquires explosives and the circumstantial… Continue reading Enemies Domestic is OUT TODAY!

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Pre-order Enemies Domestic

With the fate of thousands at risk, can Detective Alex Landon afford to trust his intuition over circumstantial evidence? Available now to pre-order (Out 3 July):      For the past few months, Detective Alex Landon had seen retired US Army Captain Jonathan McDougal as both a sympathetic suspect and a less-than-cooperative informant. But, when… Continue reading Pre-order Enemies Domestic

Police Life

Police Reports

I previously mentioned that I wrote a lot as a kid.  I forgot to mention that that was also one of the most common forms of punishment in my house.  My dad got kicked around a lot as a kid, so, instead of carrying that on with us, he went the opposite direction.  Never laid… Continue reading Police Reports

Gallows Humor (Cop Humor)

Gallows Humor

Someone recently asked me to identify the worst thing I’ve ever laughed at.  Wow, tough call.  I have two jokes that I intentionally hang on to and use to gauge an audience.  I won’t give you punchlines, just in case we ever meet because I hate it when someone says the punchline.  So, here they… Continue reading Gallows Humor

Gallows Humor (Cop Humor)

Frank the Brain Tumor

It’s not much of a secret that cops have an off-color sense of humor.  It’s actually a critical emotional survival mechanism for us, and the irony should give us pause: the guy with the most developed Gallows Humor has likely sustained the most emotional damage and is probably at the greatest risk for mental collapse.… Continue reading Frank the Brain Tumor