TCP Ep. 21 Bestselling Crime Writer Frank Zafiro


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I’m excited to talk to bestselling author of multiple crime series, novellas, and short stories and Host of the Wrong Place, Write Crime Podcast Frank Zafiro.

Frank served in the U.S. Army from 1986-91 in Military Intelligence as a Czechoslovak linguist. In 1993, he became a police officer in Spokane, Washington. During his career, he worked as a patrol officer, corporal, and detective before entering into leadership roles, becoming a sergeant in 2002. He was fortunate enough to command patrol officers, investigators, K-9 officers (and their dogs!), and the SWAT team. He also commanded both the patrol division and investigative division of the police department at different points in his career.

Frank retired from law enforcement in 2013 as a captain to write full time and teach in both the Criminal Justice and Writing fields.

Frank primarily writes gritty crime fiction from both sides of the badge. This includes his River City series (an ensemble cast of police officers) and his SpoCompton series (a rotating cast of criminals). His storytelling creed is that the good guys usually win… but not always, and never without a cost.

He has two recent releases:

The Ride-Along (a police procedural in the Charlie-316 series) puts a police reform activist and a police officer in the same patrol car for a ten-hour graveyard shift. Sparks fly, ideas get argued, but these two good people also listen to each other.

All That This Life Requires is the second Jack McCrae Mystery. Jack “Mac” McCrae is a retired police officer. In this book, Mac’s mentor and hero has died. The man’s son comes to Mac with a letter that seems to confess to a vague misdeed. Mac must discover what it was, and upon discovering it, decide if justice was truly served.

As always thank you for your continued support for Blood Red Ivory, available in e-book, paperback, and audiobook everywhere.

Thank you to Crush Limbo for the music.

Like I mentioned I’ll be at Books at the Beach September, 8th to the 10th. Tickets still available.

Show notes are at

TCP Ep. 11 A.M. Adair

A.M. Adair is an active duty Chief Warrant Officer and Intelligence Specialist with the US Navy. She’s also the author of the Elle Anderson Series, an explosive three-book spy thriller that includes Shadow Game, The Deeper Shadow, and Shadow War.

Find A.M. at:

 Facebook: @AmaAdair

IG: @A.M.Adair

Twitter: @AMAdair6

LinkedIn: Ama Adair


Don’t forget to check out Blood Red Ivory, now in Audiobook.

Thanks to Crush Limbo for the music

TCP Ep. 5 Carl Denaro, The Son of Sam and Me

Carl Denaro was twenty years old in 1976 when he was ambushed while in a parked car in Flushing, NY. At first the police thought it was a drug deal gone wrong. Then he was told he was shot by David Berkowitz, the Son of Sam. Carl talks about his story of survival and why he believes Berkowitz wasn’t the one who shot him. Show notes at

Carl is available at

Casey’s short film, “Carl,” as mentioned during the show is available at

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Don’t Forget, Blood Red Ivory drops on audio tomorrow, May 3rd!

Thank you to Crush Limbo for the music

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