TCP Ep. 25 John Madinger, Author of Going Under: Kidnapping, Murder, and a Life Undercover

First off, thank you all for your support, comments, and praise for Spoilers on Audible. The first week has gone incredibly well. I’m really excited, couldn’t do it without you.

Tonight I get to talk to John Madinger, Author of Going Under: Kidnapping, Murder, and a Life Undercover.

John joined the drug war in 1974 as a sheriff’s deputy then served as a narcotics agent, supervisor, administrator, and special agent with the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Fifteen years of that time, John spent undercover assignments from Florida to Honolulu and worked major fraud and money laundering cases, becoming one of the country’s leading authorities on money laundering.

John holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Indiana University and a master’s degree in history from the University of Hawaii.

On the literary front, John wrote two textbooks, Confidential Informant: Law Enforcement’s Most Valuable Tool, and Money Laundering: A Guide for Criminal Investigators (3rd Edition). He’s written two novels, Death on Diamond Head and Pipe Dreams, and a history of the opium trade, Opium Kings of Old Hawaii. He’s received awards for fiction, non-fiction, short stories, and even poetry. His most recent book, a memoir, Going Under: Kidnapping, Murder, and a Life Undercover, was released on September 13, 2022, by WildBlue Press.

Don’t forget to like, subscribe, and rate the TCP. Do that and I send you a free ebook. Hit me up by DM on IG @thatscriminalpodcast or email, john@johnstampwriter.com, and I’ll send you either Brother’s KeeperShattered Circle, or Wraith of Sheltermount.

Big thanks to Crush Limbo for the music.

Tripecoh Media LLC.

TCP Ep. 23 Author and Host of Cops and Writers Patrick O’Donnell

Welcome back to That’s Criminal.

Spoilers is coming to Audible. I just finished some last-minute edits. The producer/narrator Chas Mandala has been amazing to work with. He’s so good at bringing Banks and Wilke, Thompson, DeGuello, and of course Biannca and Poppy to life. Look for that on pre-order in the next couple of weeks.

Thank you for your continued support for Blood Red Ivory. Got about 20,000 more words to go in the first draft of the next Ty Benhoff adventure. I think you’re really going to like it. Hopefully, I can get it to you later this year.

Don’t forget to like, subscribe, and rate the TCP. Do that and I send you a free ebook. Hit me up by DM on IG @thatscriminalpodcast or email, john@johnstampwriter.com, and I’ll send you either Brother’s Keeper, Shattered Circle, or Wraith of Sheltermount.

Tonight we’re talking to Patrick O’Donnell.

Patrick worked for the Milwaukee Police Department for 25 years. He has overseen thousands of crime scenes and investigations, including homicides, sexual assaults, and robberies.

He hosts Cops and Writers. an informative and often humorous podcast for crime writers that are serious about creating accurate and believable police stories.

He’s also the author of four books:

Cops and Writers: From the Academy to the Street (Non-fiction)

Cops And Writers: Crime Scenes and Investigations (Non-fiction)

COMING SOON: Field Training (Brew City Blues Book 1) (Fiction)

Mad City: Book One of the Sean Walsh Post Apocalyptic Series (Fiction)

You can find Patrick at:

https://www.copsandwriters.com/

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Big thanks to Crush Limbo for the music.

Tripecoh Media LLC

TCP Ep. 24 Spoilers is on Audible!

Spoilers came out on Audible this past week. Figured I would offer a sample and talk about how the book and all those great characters came to life. Enjoy. Talk to you next week.

Thanks to Crush Limbo for the music.

TCP Ep. 21 Bestselling Crime Writer Frank Zafiro

REMINDER: FREE EBOOK!

As a way of saying thank you for helping me get the TCP off the ground, anyone who likes subscribes, and rates the TCP gets a free e-book. Hit me up by DM on IG @thatscriminalpodcast or email, john@johnstampwriter.com, and I’ll send you one of my titles either Brother’s Keeper, Shattered Circle, or Wraith of Sheltermount.

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 johnstampwriter.com.

TCP Ep. 19 Retired Police Chief Paula May Author of First Degree Rage

REMINDER: FREE EBOOK!

As a way of saying thank you for helping me get the TCP off the ground, anyone who likes subscribes, and rates the TCP gets a free e-book. Hit me up by   DM on IG @thatscriminalpodcast or email, john@johnstampwriter.com, and I’ll send you one of my titles either Brother’s Keeper, Shattered Circle, or Wraith of Sheltermount.

Tonight I get to talk to retired Chief of Police and author of First Degree Rage : The True Story of ‘The Assassin,’An Obsession, and Murder, and Raging On of The “Rage” True Crime Series.

Paula May has been a sworn law enforcement officer in the state of North Carolina since 1989, the last ten as a Chief of Police. Years prior to that she was a detective investigating major violent crimes. Her books First Degree Rage: The True Crime Story of ‘The Assassin,’ An Obsession, and Murder, and Raging On cover the case of LC Underwood. A police officer convicted of murdering his estranged girlfriend’s new lover in 1993.

This was a great interview. We discussed everything from a frozen crime scene in the middle of winter, to going head to head with a murderer in the interrogation room. You’re going to enjoy this one.

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 johnstampwriter.com.

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