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Gary Dillman “is a retired police officer who served with the Metropolitan Police Department (Washington, D.C. Gary Dillman later owned and operated his own private detective agency in Maryland.  Gary Dillman, a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., has written for several weekly newspapers.”  Gary Dillman is the author of The Cheerleader Murders; Do Gooder; Specter; and, A Capitol UFO.


According to the book description of The Cheerleader Murders, “Once again Gary Dillman has written a fast-paced detective novel. His background in police work adds realism to a terrific story in The Cheerleader Murders. Everybody loves cheerleaders. Right? Not in the small southern Maryland town of Arcadia. Someone intends to silence forever the cheers of ten former cheerleaders. During his career, State Police Detective Sergeant Waylon Savage had closed some of the toughest murder cases in Maryland. Now his old friend, Chief Barker, a retired state trooper-turned-police chief, has called him for help. Someone has killed a former cheerleader exactly ten years after she had been leading cheers on the local high school team. Barker suspects this murder may just be the start of a murder spree; the serial killer or killers intending to eliminate all the former members of that squad. The two policemen follow the twisted path in search of the culprit, but soon discover they have also become targets for death. Even the chief's cat, Bob, is in danger! Evil is alive and well in Arcadia in this latest novel of mystery, police procedure and a touch of horror.”


According to the book description of Do Gooder, “Cicero is a quiet little town on the border of Indiana and Illinois. The crime rate is low, the people farmers and workers at a plywood factory. Most of the little population has issues including struggling to bring food and milk to the supper tables, keeping track of their children, making sure they stay in school and paying bills. But county police detective A. J. Stark has other issues to deal with: A stranger is in town doing good things for the needy, but is he good or evil? How can a man with no visible means of support spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on people in need? A sexual predator is terrorizing the town’s women, including the detective’s girlfriend. And there is the mayor who may be connected to the mob. These were the issues on the detective’s “to do” list.”


According to the book description of Specter, “The young woman behind the burglar's mask had been abused by fate. Intelligent, pretty, and caring, she became a criminal in an attempt to save her dying father. Reared by her father, she had lived a lonely life, inexperienced in the ways of the world. Now she was being pursued by local, state and federal authorities. and a mysterious group of men. The complexity of her life increases when she unknowingly becomes involved with the state trooper assigned to capture the person known to authorities as "Specter" -- her!”


According to the book description of A Capitol UFO, “It was July 26, 2002. Ten months had barely passed since the horrifying 9-11 attack on the United States. The country was on terrorist watch. A no-fly zone had been established around the nation’s capitol. Radar at several Washington-area airports scanned the skies for any threat of attack. This was not a good time for an unidentified flying object to approach the capitol.


Suddenly, an hour after midnight, fighter jets were scrambled when radar picked up a UFO twenty miles from the nation's capitol. Two witnesses went public and reported the pursuit by the F-16s of a large orange disk-shaped object. I was one of the two witnesses... and this is my story.”

The Cheerleader Murders
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Do Gooder
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