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My all time favorite author for the cop story, Joseph Wambaugh is truer to the real police officer than any other author. He truly is the grand master of Police Procedurals Joseph Wambaugh

Robert Crais, Master Storyteller, Robert Crais

Stephen Jay Schwartz is new with his riveting novel Boulevard and sequel Beat Stephen Jay Schwartz

Michael Connelly, Author of the Harry Bosch mysteries and lawyer Mickey Haller, Michael Connelly

Robert Ellis, L.A. noir master, Robert Ellis

GK Parker, L.A. Prohibition tales of crooked cops, corrupt politicians and Hollywood glitterati, GK Parker

Timothy A. Bowen, ex-LAPD Officer, retiree, suppository, author of the absolutely hilarious you got photos? you got prints? you ain't got S.H.I.T. (Some Heavy Intellectual Testimony) If you don't laugh out loud at this book, you don't have a sense of humor. Check it out Tim Bowen

Will Beall, Author of LAPD police procedurals about the 77th Division L.A. Rex

Robert Fate, author of Baby Shark, 1950s noir, Robert Fate

Gregg Hurwitz, Best Selling author, Gregg Hurwitz

Jefferson Bass, the writing team of Dr. Bill Bass, founder the Bone Farm and Jon Jefferson, Jefferson Bass

Tom Epperson, author of The Kind One, a wonderful post Prohibition book set in Los Angeles, Tom Epperson

Nora Barker, The Fine Art of Murder, Nora Barker

Susan Schreyer, and her mystery web site, Susan Schreyer

AM Riley, Author of GLBT Paranormal, Mystery, Suspense and Erotica AM Riley

Neil Plakcy, author of the Mahu series, featuring Kimo Kanapaka'a Neil Plakcy

Victor L. Banis. a legend. author of an enormous variety of genres Victor Banis

Anthony Bidulka, author of the Russell Quant mysteries. A great Canadian author. Anthony BIdulka

Dorien Grey, master of gay fiction. Author of the Dick Hardesty and Elliot Smith mysteries Dorien Grey.

Jeffrey Round, Canadian author of the Bradford Fairfax mysteries. Jeffrey Round

Josh Lanyon, author of various short stories and novels, the most notable being his Adrien English mysteries, Josh Lanyon

Discover the twisted fiction of Rick R. Reed, Rick R. Reed

Josh Aterovis, author of the Killian Kendall Mysteries, Josh Aterovis

Illona Haus, the Kay Delaney mystery series, set in Baltimore Kay Delaney

Greg Herren, writes mysteries set in New Orleans Greg Herren

Keith Pyeatt, author of paranormal thrillers Keith Pyeatt

Beverly Bateman, author of romantic suspense and medical mysteries Beverly Bateman

Psycologist Jeff Reynolds mixes dark humor, secret organizatins and global criminals in fiction Jeff Reynolds

Laura Tolomei's romantic site LallaGatta

J.A. Konrath, author of the Jacqueline "Jackie" Daniels series set in Chicago J.A. Konrath

Marta Stephens, the author of the Sam Harper mysteries, Marta Stephens

Mary Jane Maffini is a very prolific, award winning Canadian author of three series, Mary Jane Maffini

Another Canadian author, Rick Mofina, author of the Reed-Sydowski series and the new internationally-acclaimed Jason Wade series, Rick Mofina

Anne Brooke, British author of prose and poetery, Anne Brooke

Stacy Juba, Mysteries, Murder & More... Stacy Jubal

Desirée Lee, Putting the Romance back in Necromancy, Desirée Lee

Research Sources

Four great gang related books I've picked up in recent months, including one written by a 30-year veteran of the LAPD:

Inside the Crips by Colton Simpson

Black Hand by Chris Blatchford

Mexican Mafia by Tony Rafael

Lessons From a Gang Cop by Tony Moreno

Good site for other gang related information, books and videos: Street Gangs

Lee Lofland's Police Procedure and Investigation is a must for anyone who wants to get the facts, just the facts, ma'am Police Procedure and Investigation

The various texts published in the practical aspects of criminal and forensics investigation series may be pricey, but they can't be beat for accuracy. Used by many police academies Not for the faint of heart.Homicide Investigation Texts

Dr. D.P. Lyle hosts a web site which answers questions from writers, plus he publishes books about forensics for writers. Excellent additions to any crime writer's library, since our readers are no longer easily fooled! D.P.Lyle

If you write autopsies into your fiction, one of the best books I've read on the subject is Deadhouse, Life in the Coroner's Office. A must have research tool: Deadhouse

An excellent essay on a first hand experience at the Los Angeles County Morgue, A Cop's view

Straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak, the Home page of the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner, Coroner

An invaluable guide to writing fiction and how to avoid the common pitfalls, Don't Murder Your Mystery

Sisters in Crime

Carola Dunn, author of 50 mysteries and romances, Carola Dunn

Marilyn Meredith, author of Mysteries, Christian Horror, Historical novels and more, Marilyn Meredith

Author Chris Roerden has a site dedicated to writing tips, including the Agatha Award Winner, Macavity Award Finalist and Anthony Award Finalist, DON'T MURDER YOUR MYSTERY C.Roerden


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