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E-BOOK AVAILABLE NOW ~ CROAKER: CHALK WHISPERS!

PAUL BISHOP

KINDLE EDITION ~ $2.99

The fourth Detective Fey Croaker L.A.P.D. novel.

Top Los Angeles police detective and author Paul Bishop brings gripping authenticity and power to Chalk Whispers, his latest poignant and revealing novel featuring L.A.P.D. Detective Fey Croaker.

Never one to avoid a challenge, Fey knows she'll face both jealousy and hostility on her promotion to lieutenant in the elite Robbery-Homicide Division, but she and her team encounter something far more dangerous and disturbing when their first case is the torture-murder of prominent lawyer Bianca Flynn, the daughter of a judge and sister of one of Los Angeles's police commissioners.

Fey and her crew – the enigmatic married couple, Arch Hammersmith and Rhonda Lawless (a.k.a. Hammer and Nails), Brindle Jones and her partner, Alphabet Cohen, and Fey's second-in-command, Monk Lawson – must search Bianca Flynn's past to try to find clues to her murder. One promising avenue is Bianca's work for an illegal underground railroad seeking to protect children from sexually predatory parents.

As the investigation twists into ever-tightening circles, Fey must also probe the strange death of Ellis Kavanaugh, one-time police force partner of Fey's abusive father. Is Kavanaugh's death connected to Flynn's? Why did the old man leave Fey a briefcase filled with hundred-dollar bills, and who chased him to his death beneath frightened horses on a racetrack?

In a novel that reaches into the past to illuminate the tragedies of today, Paul Bishop reveals a vulnerable Fey Croaker readers have never seen before, and will not soon forget.

Chalk Whispers delivers a knock-out punch in this riveting series from an author who combines the hard-earned authority of the professional police officer with the narrative gift of the born storyteller.

PRAISE FOR THE DETECTIVE FEY CROAKER L.A.P.D. NOVELS

"Chalk Whispers confirms Bishop's place in the pantheon of writers like Joseph Wambaugh and Michael Connelly, as well as an earlier generation of pros like Ross MacDonald, who uncovered the corruption beneath Los Angeles's glossy exterior." — Amazon.com Reviews

"Prime Suspect meets Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct with a brilliant twist of L.A. citrus." — Mystery Magazine

"Paul Bishop has a flair for creating police who are very good and very bad and very human." — Los Angeles Times Book Review


"The closest equivalent to Joe Wambaugh yet." — The Los Angeles Times

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A thirty-five year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, Paul has twice been honored as Detective of the Year. As well as numerous novels, he has also written scripts for episodic television and feature films. As a nationally recognized interrogator, he appears regularly on the hit ABC reality series Take The Money And Run . . .



E-BOOK AVAILABLE NOW ~ CROAKER: TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD!

PAUL BISHOP

CROAKER: TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD

KINDLE EDITION ~ $2.99

The third Detective Fey Croaker L.A.P.D. novel.

Paul Bishop is one of Los Angeles's most respected cops. For over thirty five years, he has played hardball on the streets for one of the toughest police departments in America. As a result, he brings the kind of authenticity to his Fey Croaker novels only an insider could achieve.

When Croaker: Tequila Mockingbird opens with a blistering start, the murder of a highly decorated detective assigned to the L.A.P.D.'s clandestine Anti-Terrorist Division appears to be an open-and-shut case of domestic violence turned deadly.

However, nothing is what it seems – as Fey Croaker discovers after the chief of police removes responsibility for the investigation from the department's elite Robbery-Homicide Division and assigns it to her. But the price of truth is high – maybe even higher than Fey can pay.

Struggling to overcome her personal demons, especially the death of her lover, Fey and her appealing crew – the dynamic Arch Hammersmith and Rhonda Lawless (a.k.a. Hammer and Nails), Brindle Jones, Abraham Benjamin Cohen (a.k.a. Alphabet), and Fey's second-in-command Monk Lawson – are turned into human targets as they race to stop a south-of-the-border terrorist from striking at the very heart of Los Angeles.

Riveting in its plausibility, Croaker: Tequila Mockingbird, confirms Paul Bishop's place among the best of the police thriller writers and shows Fey Croaker and her team at the top of their form.

PRAISE FOR THE DETECTIVE FEY CROAKER L.A.P.D. NOVELS

"Prime Suspect meets Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct with a brilliant twist of L.A. citrus. "
— Mystery Magazine

"Paul Bishop has a flair for creating police who are very good and very bad and very human."
– Los Angeles Times Book Review

"The closest equivalent to Joe Wambaugh yet. "
— The Los Angeles Times

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A thirty-five year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, Paul has twice been honored as Detective of the Year. Aside from his numerous novels, he has written scripts for episodic television and feature films. As a nationally recognized interrogator, he appears regularly on the hit ABC reality series Take The Money And Run.

E-BOOK AVAILABLE NOW ~ CROAKER: GRAVE SINS!

PAUL BISHOP

KINDLE EDITION ~ $2.99

The Second Detective Fey Croaker L.A.P.D. Novel

One Tough Cop

Her Personal life is a shambles. But no cop does it better than Fey Croaker – as she fights for respect in the L.A.P.D. . . . and for justice in a city on the edge.

Grave Sins

All of Los Angeles is thrust into chaos when a popular NBA athlete is charged with a series of gruesome murders. The evidence against the defendant appears overwhelming, but old evils die hard.

For L.A.P.D. homicide detective Fey Croaker and her appealing crew, the race for the truth will tax each of them to the limit. Under the scorching light of media attention, Fey’s own demons are brought into sharp focus with the life of her wayward brother literally hanging in the balance.

It’s a race to get to the truths hidden beneath layers of lies, secrets, and deadly perversions – and Fey must win while there is still an L.A. left to protect and serve.

PRAISE FOR GRAVE SINS

"Paul Bishop has a flair for creating police who are very good and very bad and very human." – Los Angeles Times Book Review

"A tough, taut, terrific tale! " – Dominick Dunne

"A first-class writer. " – The New York Times

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A thirty-five year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, Paul has twice been honored as Detective of the Year. As well as numerous novels, he has also written scripts for episodic television and feature films. As a nationally recognized interrogator, he appears regularly on the hit ABC reality series Take The Money And Run . . .

E-BOOK AVAILABLE NOW ~ CROAKER: KILL ME AGAIN!

THE FIRST DETECTIVE FEY CROAKER L.A.P.D. NOVEL

PAUL BISHOP

KINDLE EDITION ~ $2.99

Los Angeles homicide detective Fey Croaker must solve the recent murder of a pretty, forty-something woman whose fingerprints surprisingly identify her as a previous murder victim from eighteen years earlier.

At 43, Fey Croaker has survived three dead-end marriages, a severely abusive upbringing, and the relentless resentment of her male colleagues on the force. Now, because of a streak of unsolved murders, she feels extra pressure to solve the murder of a mysterious woman who had multiple IDs in different names, a million dollars in cash, and only new clothing and furniture in her equally new condo at the time of her death.

Fingerprints inexplicably reveal the woman had already been murdered – 18 years earlier in San Francisco. Despite this twist, the case appears to be open and shut – the woman's ex-husband, convicted of killing her the first time, was released on parole weeks before her second murder. However, the victim has many more surprises for everyone involved – especially for Fey, who finds herself becoming one of the suspects when her investigation takes a turn for the deadly.

PRAISE FOR CROAKER: KILL ME AGAIN

“Throughout the story, what seems obvious is contradicted in labyrinthine ways in this complicated, compelling thriller.” – Publishers Weekly

“Bishop not only writes with humor and wit, but with keen insights into flawed heroes and deadly killers.” – Faye Kellerman

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A thirty-five year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, Paul has twice been honored as Detective of the Year. As well as numerous novels, he has also written scripts for episodic television and feature films. As a nationally recognized interrogator, he appears regularly on the hit ABC reality series Take The Money And Run . . .



E-BOOK AVAILABLE NOW: PENALTY SHOT!

PAUL BISHOP

KINDLE EDITION ~ $2.99

Top-flight English goalkeeper Ian Chapel's last soccer game ended in a kick to the face from a German opponent leaving him with just one eye and believing he could never play the game again.

Working as an editor for one of his brainy brother's sports magazines, Chapel has recovered his fitness, but hasn't touched a soccer ball since his accident. So, he finds it ludicrous when his old army colonel pitches a proposal with him playing goalie for the Los Angeles Ravens, an American indoor soccer team owned by the colonel and his partner Nina Brisbane, who has the body of a goddess and hides her shotgun-blasted face forever behind a veil.

The Ravens are headed for the league finals, but their goalie has just been murdered, and if Chapel takes the job, the colonel and Miss Brisbane would like him to clear up the murder as well.

With much reluctance Chapel caves into pressure, whips himself into good goalie shape, joins the team – which includes the German player who put his eye out – dodges murderous attacks from Irish terrorists, and copes with the very temperamental Miss Brisbane, all the while enjoying the close companionship of the Ravens' second-string goalie, a very fit, ambitious, and pretty young lady.

PRAISE FOR PENALTY SHOT

Bishop scores a smashing goal chronicling the deadly games played out by the men and women connected to the Los Angeles Ravens soccer team. Bishop's passion for soccer and his belief in the value of sports keeps the reader rooting for the home team. – Publishers’ Weekly

From the prologue to the final hospital scene, Bishop effectively captures the violent world of professional soccer. His tale, vigorous with intrigue, IRA terrorists, and a charming romance, focuses on Ian Chapel, a disabled English soccer player who is trying to solve a vicious murder. – Library Journal

Author Bishop, a soccer-playing LAPD detective, knows his stuff. – Kirkus


E-BOOK AVAILABLE NOW: HOT PURSUIT!

A CALICO JACK WALKER / TINA TAMIKO L.A.P.D. NOVEL

PAUL BISHOP

KINDLE EDITION ~ $2.99

It's 1977 and veteran L.A.P.D. cop Calico Jack Walker and his rookie partner, Tina Tamiko, are planning to make Calico's last shift on the job something special - but plans, as they do, come apart because Walker and Tamiko are good cops no matter what the cost . . . even if they're L.A. cops, in uniform, in their patrol car, on duty, and way out of their jurisdiction on the Las Vegas Strip.

When a major crime is going down, good cops never hesitate.

PRAISE FOR HOT PURSUIT

"The closest equivelent to Joe Wambaugh yet . . . Hot Pursuit could hardly be better." - The Los Angeles Times

"A full-throttle reading experience that sweeps you aboard with its opening sentences, speed shifts into high gear, and doesn't give you a chance to catch your breath until you've reached The End . . . the most exciting caper you're likely to find in print this year." - Hardboiled


E-BOOK AVAILABLE NOW: DEEP WATER!

A CALICO JACK WALKER / TINA TAMIKO L.A.P.D. NOVEL

PAUL BISHOP

KINDLE EDITION ~ $2.99

Calico Jack Walker and Tina Tamiko are back.

1978. Now retired from the L.A.P.D. and captain of his own fishing charter business, Calico Jack Walker pays for ignoring his instincts when he hires out to two shady characters who try to hijack his boat and almost murder his son.

Walker's ex-partner and lover, Tina Tamiko, has promoted to detective. She's deep into an investigation leading to a plot to hijack an L.A.P.D. property barge loaded with confiscated drugs and weapons slated for ocean dumping.

With another ex-partner framed for murder, somebody playing Robin Hood with stolen drug money, and a gang of dirty cops desperate for redemption, Walker and Tamiko know they're in deep water and it's time to gun up and throw down . . .

PRAISE FOR DEEP WATER

"A lively, bloody adventure from a first-class writer." - The New York Times

"Lusty, complex, always authentic . . . With this book Paul Bishop joins the ranks of great novelists." - Jonathan Kellerman

"A bonaroo cop book, and a bonaroo L.A. book most of all. It is well plotted, dark, funny, and grounded in a great love story. Bishop's evocaton of the LAPD is uniquely his own." - James Ellroy