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Saturday, July 9, 2016
1990s series about female LAPD detective returns at Pro Se
from the official press release . . . . . . .
In 1994, author Paul Bishop released the first novel in a series featuring Fey Croaker, an LAPD detective like no other. Pro Se Productions is proud to announce that the first Croaker novel, KILL ME AGAIN, is available in a special print and digital edition and also contains a new short story by Bishop based on his own career as an LAPD police officer.
“To have the Croaker series,” says Tommy Hancock, Pro Se Editor in Chief, “is more than just a feather in Pro Se’s cap. Paul Bishop is one of the best authors in mystery and crime fiction and his experience as a police office adds so many levels to the stories he writes. Even though originally published in the 1990s, the Fey Croaker novels still resonate today, both in terms of Croaker as a strong female character and in relation to working in law enforcement. Paul pulls no punches and delivers a no holds barred mystery in KILL ME AGAIN. And just as special and truly an honor for Pro Se, Paul also includes a short story never before published from his own career. This makes KILL ME AGAIN not only a great novel for mystery fans, but it’s also a bit of history being preserved and presented for readers to enjoy. Can’t miss with that.”
With the unit she leads facing a run of unsolved cases, Los Angeles homicide detective Fey Croaker is under intense pressure to solve the murder of a woman with multiple IDs, a million dollars in cash hidden in her dryer, and only brand new clothing and furniture in her brand new condo. When fingerprints inexplicably reveal the mystery woman was murdered eighteen years earlier in San Francisco, Fey feels her career crashing down around her.
Complications in the twisted case compound when investigation reveals the woman's husband—the man convicted of killing her the first time—was released on parole only weeks before she was killed again. However, the victim has many more surprises for everyone involved—especially for Fey, who finds herself a suspect when the investigation takes a turn for the deadly.
Having outlasted three dead-end marriages, a severely abusive upbringing, and the relentless resentment of her male colleagues on the force, Fey is a hard-bitten, cynical, and driven survivor. With her integrity, freedom, and life on the line, Fey Croaker is about to unleash all the anger inside her—and nobody better get in her way...
Four previously published Fey Croaker novels will be published over the next year by Pro Se Productions. Plans are also in the works for Bishop to pen a new Fey Croaker novel as well as there to be a Croaker anthology featuring other writers’ takes on Fey.