A Plice Ride, A Mystery Author And A Dead Body!


Being a mystery author and playing cop behind my computer is certainly a safer take on the job, but I wanted firsthand experience of being out in the field. That desire had me signing up for a ride-along with a local police sergeant, and today was the day. While part of me was excited and couldn’t wait, another other part attempted to anchor me in fear.It was one in the afternoon when I walked into the station and made my way to the main receptionist—a gray-haired woman with a short bob. After explaining my reason for being there, she smiled and said, “I’m rooting for you to see some action.” I tried to smile back. She clearly had different ideas about my outing than I did. Lights and sirens, high-speed chases, shoot-outs between cops and the bad guys—no thanks!

Read the entire article in the September 2016 issue of InD'Tale magazine.

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