Edward Conlon, author of best-selling memoir Blue Blood, will make his fiction debut this spring with Red on Red.
Blue Blood was an account of everyday copdom—"a fascinating and frightening world that is never far from our own doorstep."
Red on Red is the fictional story of two NYPD detectives with "radically different approaches to life and work":
One is drawn to cases of rough and ordinary urban combat; the other is compelled by uncanny "ghost stories," suicides, and missing persons.
Since Conlon himself is an NYPD detective (he used to write the "Cop Diary" columns in The New Yorker), readers will be expecting a true-to-life story.
Memoirs are extra-exciting because they're based on real events. But can Conlon deliver as a fiction writer? We'll have to wait until April to find out.