PRAISE FOR PAUL BISHOP
“Paul Bishop is the real deal – real cop, real writer. You never go wrong with a Bishop novel.” ~ MAX ALLAN COLLINS, bestselling author of Road to Perdition
"Lie Catchers crackles with authenticity. Bishop's thirty-five years as an LAPD Top Cop fuels a turbo-charged novel.” ~ ROBERT CRAIS, bestselling author of the Elvis Cole novels.
“Paul Bishop's experience as a top-shelf interrogator shines through the pages of Lie Catchers, a fascinating emotional story of truth, redemption, and justice. Bishop presents an intriguing cornucopia of characters, each with their own secrets, motivations, and desires – including the dedicated detectives who use avant-garde techniques to sort through deception and lies. Lie Catchers is an outstanding debut to the series featuring top LAPD interrogators Ray Pagan and Calamity Jane Randall.” ~ KATHY BENNETT, author of the LAPD Detective Maddie Divine series
“Paul Bishop weaves a fictional account so vivid you feel as if you’re riding shotgun with the investigating officers. A crackling good story, you’ll love Pagan and Randall, Bishop’s latest dynamic duo.” ~ ROBIN BURCELL, bestselling author of The Last Good Place
“Through the narrative of Lie Catchers, Paul Bishop opens the door to the secrets of police interrogation, giving us a unique take on LA crime. With dynamics worthy of Sherlock Holmes, Ray Pagan and ‘Calamity’ Jane Randall are unlike any detectives you’ve seen before…their methods are entirely fresh.” ~ SAM HAWKEN, The Night Charter
“Lie Catchers is a remarkable journey into police interrogation tactics and the study of criminal psychology. Bishop has been there and knows all the intimate details. Authenticity simply spills across the pages.” ~ O’NEIL DE NOUX, author of the LaStanza novels
"Lusty, complex, always authentic...With this book Paul Bishop joins the ranks of great novelists." ~ JONATHON 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 evocation of the LAPD is uniquely his own." ~ JAMES ELLROY
With her special abilities, top LAPD Robbery-Homicide detective Calamity Jane Randall thought she knew all about interrogation until she was partnered with detective Ray Pagan. Wielding a suspect’s vocal intonations, emotions, and physical gestures like a scalpel, Pagan’s empathetic lie catching abilities are legendary.
Both detectives are scarred by past tragedies, but together they threaten to tear the city apart searching for a duo of missing children – a search where the right answer to the wrong question can mean sudden death.
Ripped from the experiences of thirty-five year veteran LAPD detective and nationally recognized interrogator, Paul Bishop, Lie Catchers takes the reader inside the dark and dangerous mind games of the men and women for whom truth is an obsession.
The star of the ABC interrogation reality show Take the Money and Run, from producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Paul Bishop is the author of fourteen previous novels, including five in his LAPD Detective Fey Croaker series, and is the co-creator and editor of the successful Fight Card series of New Pulp novels. He has twice been honored as LAPD Detective of the Year, and continues to work as a deception detection expert.
A thirty-five year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, Paul Bishop’s career has included a three year tour with his department's Anti-Terrorist Division and over twenty-five years’ experience in the investigation of sex crimes. His Special Assaults Units regularly produced the highest number of detective initiated arrests and highest crime clearance rates in the city. Twice honored as LAPD’s Detective of the Year, Paul has also received the Quality and Productivity Commission Award from the City of Los Angeles.
As a nationally recognized interrogator, Paul starred as the lead interrogator and driving force behind the ABC TV reality show Take the Money and Run from producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Based on his expertise in deception detection, he currently conducts interrogation seminars for law enforcement, military, and human resource organizations.
Paul has published fifteen novels, including five in his L.A.P.D. Homicide Detective Fey Croaker series. He has also written numerous scripts for episodic television and feature films. He is the co-creator and editor of the popular Fight Card series of hardboiled boxing novels and the bestselling Pulse Fiction anthologies. His latest novel, Lie Catchers, is the first in a new series featuring top LAPD interrogators Ray Pagan and Calamity Jane Randall.
Novelist, screenwriter, and television personality, Paul Bishop spent 35 years with the Los Angeles Police Department, where he was twice honored as Detective of the Year. He continues to work privately as a deception expert. His fifteen novels include five in his LAPD Homicide Detective Fey Croaker L.A.P.D. series. His latest novel, Lie Catchers, is the start of a new series featuring top LAPD interrogators Ray Pagan and Calamity Jane Randall.
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