You don’t see that many book recommendations coming out of the Virtual Mirage Blog. That’s not because there aren’t a lot of good books out there, but because many of them don’t deserve this level of recommendation that I’m handing down.
Meet Danny R. Smith, retired Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Detective and author.
Bio From Amazon.com: Danny R. Smith spent 21 years with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the last seven as a homicide detective. He now lives in Idaho where he works as a private investigator and consultant. He is blessed with a beautiful wife and two wonderful daughters. He is passionate about his dogs and horses, whom he counts among his friends.
He is the author of the Dickie Floyd Detective Novel series, and he has written articles for trade publications. He publishes a weekly blog called The Murder Memo, which can be found at dickiefloydnovels.com.
He is a member of the Idaho Writers Guild and the Public Safety Writers Association.
I’ve read all of his novels, including his most recent publication, Unwritten Rules. They are all excellent and while they are novels, the threads of truth, wit, and experience are a tight weave.
Amazon is selling a three volume set, the first three books in his series for $6.99. If you are looking for good summer reading, engaging plot lines, interesting characters, and a view of what it’s actually like to be a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Investigator, it’s cheap at twice the price.