Paul Bishop

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Paul Bishop
Born Shoreham-By-Sea, England
Awards Detective of the Year
Quality and Productivity Commission Award
Police career
Department Los Angeles Police Department
Years of service 1977–2012
Rank Sworn in as an officer – 1977
LAPD Police Officer-3.jpg – Police Officer 3
LAPD Detective-1.jpg – Detective I
LAPD Detective-2.jpg – Detective II (Sergeant)
LAPD Detective-3.jpg – Detective III (Sergeant)
Other work Author, Screenwriter

Paul Bishop is writer and a thirty-five year veteran detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. His 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 Detective of the Year, Paul also received the Quality and Productivity Commission Award from the City of Los Angeles.[1] As a nationally recognized interrogator, Paul starred as the lead interrogator and driving force behind the ABC reality show Take The Money and Run from producers Bertram Van Munster and 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. Detective Fey Croaker series.[2] He has also written numerous scripts for episodic television and feature films. He currently writes and edits the Fight Card series of hardboiled boxing novels under the pseudonym Jack Tunney.[3]


The Los Angeles Times has called Paul Bishop ‘the closest equivalent of Joe Wambaugh yet,’ and stated Hot Pursuit ‘could hardly be better.’ The New York Times proclaimed him a ‘first-class writer,’ and called Deep Water a ‘lively, bloody adventure.’ Publishers Weekly cited Croaker: Kill Me Again, as ‘gripping, intense, labyrinthine, complex, and compelling’, and author Dominick Dunne declared Croaker: Grave Sins to be a ‘tough, taut, terrific tale!’ Bishop has also written feature film scripts and numerous episodic scripts for television.



Calico Jack Walker/Tina Tamiko[edit]

  • Hot Pursuit (Previous title: Citadel Run – 1988; e-Book 2011)
  • Deep Water (Previous title: Sand Against the Tide – 1990; e-Book 2011)

Ian Chapel[edit]

  • Penalty Shot (Previous title: Chapel of the Ravens – 1991; e-Book 2011)

Fey Croaker[edit]

  • Croaker: Kill Me Again (1994; e-Book 2011)
  • Croaker: Twice Dead (1996; e-Book 2011 called "Grave Sins")
  • Croaker: Tequila Mockingbird (1997; e-Book 2011)
  • Croaker: Chalk Wispers (2000; e-Book 2011)
  • Croaker: Pattern Of Behavior (2005; e-Book 2011)

Other Novels[edit]

  • Shroud Of Vengeance (1987)
  • Running Wylde – Short Stories (e-Book 2011)
  • Suspicious Minds (e-Book 2011)
  • Felony Fists (as Jack Tunney) (Paperback / e-Book 2011)
  • Swamp Walloper (as Jack Tunney) (Paperback / e-Book 2013)
  • Lie Catchers (Paperback / e-Book 2015)


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