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Bad Cop, No Donut

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Episode No. 114 All Fingers and Toes
Notes: A conversation with John L. French, Quintin Peterson and James Grady about their book Bad Cop, No Donut: Tales of Police Behaving Badly.

On May 20, 2010, Conversations with American Heroes at the Watering Hole will feature a conversation with the editor and two of the contributors to anthropology Bad Cop, No Donut: Tales of Police Behaving Badly.

John L. French is a crime scene supervisor with the Baltimore Police Department Crime Laboratory. As a writer of crime, pulp and horror fiction his stories have appeared in Hardboiled, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, The Dead Walk, Flesh and Iron and other anthologies. He was the consulting editor for Chelsea House’s Criminal Investigations series for young adults. His latest books are Past Sins, the Casebook of Matthew Grace and Bullets and Brimstone (written with Patrick Thomas). He is the editor of Bad Cop, No Donut: Tales of Police Behaving Badly.

Quintin Peterson is a 24-year-veteran police officer with the Metropolitan Police Department and is currently assigned to its Office of Public Information as a media liaison officer. He is also a liaison between the department and members of the motion picture and television industries, acting as a script consultant and technical advisor.  Quintin Peterson is the author of several plays and screenplays.  He is a contributor to Bad Cop, No Donut: Tales of Police Behaving Badly

James Grady was born and raised in Shelby, Montana, the setting for his story. He broke into publishing at 24 with Six Days of the Condor, his first novel that became the title-shortened 1975 Robert Redford movie.   Since then, Grady’s been a U.S. Senate aide, a national investigative reporter, and a movie and TV series writer, while his dozen+ novels and as many short stories have won him France’s career Grand Prix du Roman Noir (2001), Italy’s Raymond Chandler Medal (2004), and an Edgar nomination from the Mystery Writers of America.  He lives inside Washington, D.C.’s Beltway with his wife, ex-private eye/now cyber journalist Bonnie Goldstein. He is a contributor to Bad Cop, No Donut: Tales of Police Behaving Badly.

BAD COP, NO DONUT: Tales of Police Behaving Badly
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According to the book description of Bad Cop, No Donut: Tales of Police Behaving Badly, “in this book you will find: Good Cops gone bad; Bad Cops gone worse; Police in the city; Sheriffs on the hunt; Cops on the beach; Cops on the take; Fights to the death; Ninjas and nunchuckas; Hookers and dealers; Good guys and bad guys And the Devil's own cop. featuring the talents of: - James Chambers - Gary Lovisi - O'Neil De Noux - Quintin Peterson - C. J. Henderson - Michael A. Black - Ron Fortier - Patrick Thomas - Michael Berish - Vincent H. O'Neil - Austin S. Camacho - Wayne D. Dundee - John L. French - Art Monterastelli - James Grady "A ride-around with some of the best cops and best cop writing in the business!" -David Black, author of The Extinction Event & writer for CSI Miami & Law & Order. "Bad Cop, No Donut includes some of the most riveting stories I have read to date. It's a top-notch crime fiction anthology." - Donald Bain, author of the "Murder, She Wrote" series.”

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