Leadership: Texas Hold 'Em Style
Andrew J. Harvey  More Info

What is a Hero?: The American Heroes Press Short Story Anthology
Hi Tech Criminal Justice  More Info

A sting by Las Vegas Police, the local DA and the FBI.

All Crooks Welcome
John Miller  More Info

The true account of breaking the philadelphia mob, by a Philadelphia Police Department police capt.

Breaking the Mob
Frank Friel  More Info
True account of a murder investigation by a Riverside County Lieutenant

Culture Shock: Basesd on the True Story of the Murder of Gisela Pfleger
Ross R. Koepp  More Info
The first known and capture serial killer by a deputy sheriff

The Postcard Killer: The True Story of J. Frank Hickey
Vance McLaughlin  More Info

Final Affair (Berkley True Crime)
Frank McAdams  More Info
True crime story by the investigator, now a deputy chief on his police department

Finding Amy: A True Story of Murder in Maine
Joseph K. Loughlin  More Info
A Evansville Police Department's hunt for a midwest serial killer

Blood Trail (Pinnacle True Crime)
Steven Walker  More Info

The Re-Killing of Greyeyes: The Trilogy of a Single Death
Mark Nosack  More Info

Killer Priest: The Crimes, Trial, and Execution of Father Hans Schmidt (Crime, Media, and Popular Culture)
Mark Gado  More Info

Police Books

True Crime

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True Crime told by Real Cops

All of the books listed on this page were written (or, co-written) by police officers.  These true crime stories are often told by the lead investigator of the case; someone with intimate knowledge of the true crime. Many times, with the help of an experienced writer, these police officers, detectives and investigators can give the reader insight into the crime, the investigation and prosecution of the offender. 

Police True Crime Writers

John Anderson, California Highway Patrol

 

Jim Barrett, Ventura County Sheriff's Department


Tom Basinski, Chula Vista Police Department

 

Stephen Beeler, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

 

Ray Biondi, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department

 

Timothy Carney, Orange County Sheriff's Department

 

Troy Cole, Kansas City Police Department

 

Thomas Dades, New York Police Department

 

Baird Davis, Muncie Police Department

 

Gary A. Dias, Honolulu Police Department


John Dillman, New Orleans Police Department

 

Ernie Dorling, Hollywood Police Department


Andrew K. Dutch, New Jersey State Police

 

Greg Ferency, Terre Haute Police Department

 

Jaye Slade Fletcher, Chicago Police Department

 

Frank Friel, Philadelphia Police Department


Winona M. Franz, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

 

Mark Fuhrman, Los Angeles Police Department

 

Mark Gado, New Rochelle Police Department

 

Maurice Godwin, Oxford Police Department

 

Susan Goreck, Polk County Sheriff's Office

 

Dennis N. Griffin, Madison County Sheriff's Office

 

Dale Griffis, Tiffin Police Department

 

Lake Headley, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

 

Ted Hinton, Dallas County Sheriff's Department

 

Steve Hodel, Los Angeles Police Department

 

David Hunter, Knox County Sheriff's Office

 

Gary Jones, Fort Lauderdale Police Department

 

William Keegan, Jr., Port Authority Police Department

 

Christine Keers, Riverside Police Department

 

Ross Koepp, Riverside County Sheriff's Department


Joseph Kozenczak, Des Plaines Police Department


Karl Kretser, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office

 

Tom Lange, Los Angeles Police Department


William Lippert, Salinas Police Department

 

Joseph K. Loughlin, Portland Police Department

 

Anne Lowery, Cortland Police Department

 

Nick Mangieri, Palmer Police Department


Robert Martin, Lower Township Police Department

 

John Matthews, Dallas Police Department


Cherokee Paul McDonald, Fort Lauderdale Police Department

 

Chris McDonough, Oceanside Police Department

 

Leigh McEachern, Orange County Sheriff's Department (Florida)

 

David McElligott, New York State Police

 

Vance McLaughlin, Savannah Police Department

 

John "Jack" Miller, Nevada State Gaming Control Board

 

Robert Mladinich, New York Police Department

 

Charles Moose, Montgomery County Police Department

 

Scott Morrison, Fresno County Sheriff's Department


Ernest Naspretto, New York Police Department

 

Mark Lee Nosack, Sandy City Police Department

 

Raymond Null, Wilton Manors Police Department

 

William Oldham, New York Police Department

 

William Palmini, UC Hastings Department of Safety and Security

 

Patrick Picciarelli, New York Police Department

 

Larry C. Pike, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Raymond Pingitore, Johnston Police Department

 

John William Poe, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

 

Rick Porrello, Lyndhurst Police Department


Chester Pritchett, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office

 

Richard Reed, Evansville Police Department

 

Prentice Earl Sanders, San Francisco Police Department

 

Scott Shaw, Pocatello Police Department

 

Russell Smith, San Angelo Police Department

 

Charles Stoker, Los Angeles Police Department

 

Charles Stone, Georgia Bureau of Investigations

 

Steve Thomas, Boulder Police Department

 

Phillip Vannatter, Los Angeles Police Department


Michael Varnado, Washington Parish Sheriff's Office

 

Joseph Wambaugh, Los Angeles Police Department

 

Larry Wansley, Compton Police Department

Select Police True Crime Novels

This book introduces the first mass use of DNA to solve crimes.

The Blooding
Joseph Wambaugh  More Info
This should be required reading for police recruits.

The Onion Field
Joseph Wambaugh  More Info

No Good Deed (Berkley True Crime)
Tom Basinski  More Info
A true crime book from an experienced Hollywood Police Department police officer

With Consciousness of Guilt: The Sexual Predator Among Us
Ernest Dorling  More Info
Corruption and Politics from a retired Muncie Police Department police officer

The Middletown Myth: Based On True Events
Baird Davis  More Info
A true crime thriller from a Dallas Police Department police officer

The Eyeball Killer
Matthews  More Info
A year under cover by a Polk County Sheriff's deputy to catch this killer

Poison Mind
Jeffrey Good  More Info

The Riverside Killer
C. Keers  More Info
Co-authored by the lead investigator

Eye of the Beast: The True Story of Serial Killer James Wood
Terry Adams  More Info

A Perfect Gentleman
Slade Jaye Fletcher  More Info

Slave Master (Pinnacle True Crime)
Sue Wiltz  More Info

Ma Duncan
Jim Barrett  More Info
True mob stories by a deputy sheriff and state investigator transplanted from New York to Las Vegas

Cullotta: The Life of a Chicago Cri Las Vegas Mobster and Government Witness
Dennis N. Griffin  More Info

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