(novel: "The Shadow Guest" - uncredited)
(TV Series) (novel - 2 episodes)
(novel "Sleep Long My Love")
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I was tired of reading about these super-detectives and a police force composed of a bunch of bumbling idiots. I wanted to get away from the neat little corpses with the perfect bullet through the head, and instead write a story as it really happened. (from a 1990 interview with the New York Times)
One of the pioneers of the "police procedural" subgenre of detective fiction and creator of the characters Sheridan Wesley, Fred Fellows (chief of police), David Halliday, Frank Sessions (homicide detective), and Simon Kaye (ex-cop private investigator).