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Ex-cop, turned cop-reporter, turned crime novelist. Always followed crime. Consistent, aren't I?

Background Information

I was six or seven when I wrote my first meaningful story about a rabbit's stolen bicycle. Before I turned 12, I was reading John D. MacDonald and Ross MacDonald. I thought they were brothers. I knew I had to have a cool job like they did.

I covered car crashes and fires as a photographer in my teens but the moment I hit 21, I wanted to be a cop. Did that until lured away by the romance (jeez, okay: salary) of the broadcasting business. Started in TV but moved into radio when the camera lights started to reflect off my forehead. Covered politics, then decided I wanted cleaner crime so I moved along to homicides. I became enamored with live reporting from scenes of breaking news. In Chicago, there's a bunch of that. For nearly eighteen years, first at WMAQ and then at WGN, I followed my nose, scanner calls and great tips to some amazing stories.

Along the way, I decided to write some of my own.

Birth Place
Chicago, IL 
Additional Information

My next book, Every Secret Crime (Five Star) will be released June 18th. Also this summer, my fellow author, Linda Mickey,will be back on the road with our popular Crime Scene at the Library interactive investigative program.

Contact Information

2549 Waukegan Rd Suite 115
Bannockburn IL 60035   USA
Contact Author: Doug M Cummings

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