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Chicago Suburbs Illinois
About Me:
I'm an ex-cop, security consultant and former broadcast journalist who left crime reporting to write full time. My latest book, EASY EVIL, is available now. Order online from http://www.amazon.com/Easy-Evil-Doug-Cummings-ebook/dp/B00EHME5TE/r....
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http://www.everysecretcrime.com
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Anything by James Lee Burke (favorites: In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead, Pegasus Descending and Tin Roof Blowdown), most of Lee Child's work, John Sandford, Robert Crais, Thomas Perry (favorite: Nightlife), John Connelly, Linda Mickey, Thomas Keevers (Chainsaw Ballet), Sam Reaves (Homicide 69).
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Law and Order (all of them), CSI, many programs on the Discovery Channel, NYPD Blue, old TV like Gunsmoke, any of John Wayne's later stuff.

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Kenneth E. Pierce (1949-2008)

My best friend for eighteen years was a cop named Ken Pierce.



For eight of those years, Kenny P. and I worked together. He was a lieutenant and then a captain on the sheriff's office (and later retired as Major). I was a deputy. We also lived in the same apartment complex where he found each of us poolside accomodations for providing security.



On the street, we served the occasional felony warrant together, with him stepping in once to prevent me from arresting the wrong… Continue

Posted on November 19, 2008 at 1:10am

Does That Scanner Make My Butt Look Fat?

Reading in the Chicago Tribune today about the full body scanner the government will soon have in place at O'Hare to check travelers more completely for hidden weapons and/or explosives. Fully body scanner. Wow. Sounds like something out of Star Trek, doesn't it?



The writer describes the machine's function as providing a "virtual strip-search," of passengers, though he says the face of the person being scanned will not be visible, nor will the images be retained in the system. From… Continue

Posted on July 19, 2008 at 2:30am

Just Whose Fault Is It?

Just because I nearly came close to doing the same thing when I was a brand new deppitty sherf, the headline of an AP story this morning caught my eye.



"Officer Wrecks Squad Car 20 Minutes into Job."



The A.P story, however, didn't match the headline. Turns out the car was parked in the hapless officer's own driveway when some goofball who "tested positive for drugs" ran into it and then hit a tree. The now car-less copper was not behind the wheel.



Reminds me of… Continue

Posted on July 17, 2008 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Article

If you're in the mood for a little light reading, there's an article about me in one of the local Chicago dailies...

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=215185

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 1:38am

Marketing and What Readers Can Do to Help

Every Secret Crime will be released in two days.

Want to help with marketing?

There are four things you can do that are absolutely stone critical.



1: Buy Every Secret Crime and enjoy it.



2: Write a review of Every Secret Crime on Amazon, Barnes and Noble.com or any sales site where you're allowed to post one. Point of sale reviews are essential. By a large majority, readers tell me they bought my first book based on the reviews they found on the listing page. It… Continue

Posted on June 16, 2008 at 11:23pm

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At 4:39pm on August 24, 2009, Angela said…
You found me!
At 2:49am on July 19, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Doug, I want to introduce you to my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. Do visit www.acircleofsouls.com to read more about the book. Make sure you sign up to win an autographed copy of the book. You can also read more reviews by clicking on the More Reviews button at the website. Thanks for your time in advance.

Best regards

Preetham Grandhi

Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”

Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."

Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"

Book Synopsis:

The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.

Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.

The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
At 10:12am on September 5, 2008, Brendon Macaraeg said…
Doug - wowo, sorry for such a late reply to your post on my page.

here's the Emerging Writer's Program info -- visit:
http://www.terrafirmafilms.com/emerging_writers_program.html

Everything you need to know is there....it's rolling admission...

good luck!
-Brendon
At 1:21am on July 5, 2008, Jean Henry Mead said…
Sorry to be so late getting back to you, Doug. Pleas send your blog article to Chester at Campbellcd@mindspring.com.
At 2:19pm on June 30, 2008, Doug M. Cummings said…
Join me on "Earth Frenzy" on BlogTalk Radio this week!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Show Time: 10am CST
At 2:18pm on June 30, 2008, Doug M. Cummings said…
Listen to Earth Frenzy Radio Show on internet talk radio
At 12:51pm on June 30, 2008, Jean Henry Mead said…
Actually, my blog has already been turned in for next week and will appear on July 4, when no one will be looking at it. I'll ask Chester when he can work yours in, Doug. O.K.?
At 3:32am on June 27, 2008, Jean Henry Mead said…
That's fine if you can't make it this week but Chester needs to know if you can do the Saturday blog every week. If not, he needs to find another writer.

Thanks!
At 12:57pm on June 26, 2008, Jean Henry Mead said…
Doug,
Chester wants to know if you're available to do the weekend blog (Murderous Musings) starting this Saturday. Please get in touch asap. Thanks!
At 8:53am on June 19, 2008, Jean Henry Mead said…
Sure, Doug. I'd be happy to have you join my blog space on a Friday (my day). Send me something to Seniorsleuth@aol.com.
 
 
 

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