"The Good Cop" is the fourth and latest mystery book by Virginia-based author, Brad Parks.
Parks's main character is Carter Ross, a 32-year-old, single, investigative reporter for the Newark Eagle-Examiner, New Jersey's largest newspaper.
He lives a simple life in Bloomfield, New Jersey with his cat Deadline; and is dedicated to his journalistic profession.
Carter often finds himself in harms way as he's determined to discover the true cause of local deaths, often ruled accidental or suicidal.
In "The Good Cop," Darius Kipps, a twelve-year veteran of the Newark Police Department, dies in the Fourth Precinct's shower stall of a gunshot wound to the head. Authorities rule it a suicide and Carter isn't buying it.
Parks is a talented mystery writer, who's trademark is his humor-infused narratives. They all occur around the Newark, New Jersey area.
Throw in an aging, sultry, sex-starved editor (Tina Thompson) hot for Carter's seed to father her child, and a "gay as the day is long," 24-year-old, second generation, Cuban American intern (Tommy Hernandez), and Parks's stories are sure to entertain.
Parks appeared at the 2012 Bouchercon Mystery Conference held in downtown Cleveland, October 4-7.
Cuyahoga County Public Library hosted "Pick Your Poison," October 3, 2012 at Baldwin Wallace University's Ritter Library, in honor of the affair.
The event featured 10 Minotaur Books authors (including Parks) in town for the conference.
Each author had time to meet their fans, as well as discuss and autograph their books.
Here are two reviews of Brad Parks's Books:
For additional insight into "The Good Cop," please read my book review, published on EzineArticles.com.