Gary P. Jones -

I met Gary at the Southeastern Writer's Conference. He has written two books about his experiences as a police officer. One is "Badge 149: Shots Fired" and the other is "Saints, Sinners, and Survivors".

I've purchased both books but have only read Badge 149. The books are a revelation of an honest man doing a difficult job. In my opinion, if you are a writer writing about law enforcement, his books are good in creating a more accurate world in perspective to law enforcement.

I have gone to  Writer's Police Academy which is great. I highly recommend it. I'm still a book snob; so , a thriller has got to go a long way to move up in my tbr pile. But it is quite an event to create people and worlds.

I originally created a law enforcement character in a book that was not realistic and will disappear with the computer hard drive that stored it. I was glad to attend this conference. It broadened my view of law enforcement. Gary's book gave me a view of a regular cop doing his job and going home alive. Gary is very close to my original character. Except that character has some big hang-ups Gary does not have. lol

Anyway, I love non-fiction and this was great.

https://www.amazon.com/Saints-Sinners-Survivors-Gary-Jones/dp/0741472848

Gary's website is http://www.badge149.com

Comments

  1. I too love non-fiction stories..I mean it is great to read about people's heroic deeds. Don't you think it would leave a mark on the readers? Brave people out there

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  2. Hi Ann - sounds an interesting author to read ... especially as he has experience in his field. One day perhaps! Cheers Hilary

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  3. It's always best to learn from someone who's actually done it. You can find procedures and stuff online, but talking to someone who's walked the walk is best.

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  4. Someone who has been there done that sure can bring more to it than those who haven't. Or at least bring it with ease a heck of a lot better.

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  5. I read a lot of detective novels, reading all of Edna Buchanan now

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  6. I enjoy detective books and movies - Sounds like a good book. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  7. I am the opposite of a book snob - will read anything that catches my interest! Sounds like a great book to bolster research on the subject.

    Nilanjana
    Madly-in-Verse

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