LEE GOLDBERG GOES ROGUE

Writing Outside the Box Chris Goff: I first met Lee Goldberg at a Bouchercon some 20 years ago, and what sticks with me is his sense of humor and bigger-than-life personality. The man was holding court in the hotel foyer, recounting a conversation he’d had with his beautiful wife, Valerie (who is...

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PLEASE EXCUSE MY BADGE

by Isabella Maldonado More than two decades with a gun and badge changes you—for better and for worse. After retiring from the force, I found shifting to civilian life somewhat challenging, and discovered that being a cop requires certain behaviors and skills that don’t transition well. Here are a...

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A REAL COP’S TAKE ON FICTIONAL WOMEN WITH A BADGE

By Isabella Maldonado I confess to a love-hate relationship with police procedurals—be they novels, TV shows, or movies. After 22 years wearing a gun and badge, I’ve followed the shifting image of the female police officer, detective, federal agent, and other women with a badge with interest. For...

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