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police work

by Lorie Lewis Ham


This week we sat down to interview author and police officer Adam Plantinga about his book 400 Things Cops Know: Street-Smart Lessons from a Veteran Patrolman. This book is full of interesting stories and facts about real policework and is a book all mystery authors and mystery fans should read! Also, anyone who would like to know what it’s really like being a cop. Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of 400 Things Cops Know, and a link to purchase a copy.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Vicki Delaney


As the spring ski season ends in Trafalgar, British Columbia, high school English teacher Cathy Lindsay is shockingly gunned down while taking a vacation hike on a trail near her home. At first, the middle-aged mother and wife to inoffensive computer programmer, Gord Lindsay, would seem to be the least likely of targets for a sniper. Even in this quiet community though, everyone has a secret and Sergeant John Winters soon discovers that all was not well in the Lindsay marriage. Rumors of affairs by both parties abound, although he also has reason to wonder if the shooting stems from random violence or worse and could be linked to a high school student.

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Ask A Small Town Cop: November Question

IN THE November 12 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andContributors,
andMysteryrat's Maze
SECTIONS

by Detective Will Knight



Welcome to a monthly column where small town, local cop and detective Will Knight answers some of your questions about how things really work in a small town police department. He has worked as a police officer in small California towns for the past ten years. If you’d like to submit a question, simply email Will at life@kingsriverlife.com with the subject line “Cop Question”.

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Ask A Small Town Cop

IN THE September 10 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andPublic Protectors
SECTIONS

by Detective Will Knight



Welcome to a new monthly column where small town, local cop and detective Will Knight answers some of your questions about how things really work in a small town police department. He is writing this under a pseudonym to protect his identity as he often works undercover, but he has worked as a police officer in small California towns for the past ten years. If you’d like to submit a question, simply email Will at life@kingsriverlife.com with the subject line “Cop Question”.

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