About the Author...
For almost thirty years, Desmond P. Ryan worked as a cop in the back alleys, poorly-lit laneways, and forgotten neighborhoods in Toronto, the city where he grew up. Murder, mayhem, and sexual violations intended to demean, shame, and haunt the victims were all in a day’s work.
Whether as a beat cop or a plainclothes detective, Desmond dealt with good people who did bad things and bad people who followed their instincts. And now, as a retired detective, he writes crime fiction.
Desmond now resides in Cabbagetown, a neighborhood in Toronto where he is currently working on The Mike O’Shea Series and The Mary-Margaret Series, both published by Level Best Books.
About the Books...
The Mike O'Shea Series
10-33 Assist PC (2022)
Death Before Coffee (2023)
The Mary Margaret Series
Mary-Margaret and the Lapsed Parishioner (2023)
News and Reviews...
“Desmond Ryan's decades on the force show through on every page of this acerbic, gripping read. Astute observations that can only come from a long-time officer, witty cop-to-cop banter you know is cribbed from a career of cruiser chit-chat, and a portrait of the bond between fellow officers represented via only way that rings true: from experience.” — Wendy Gillis, Toronto Star Crime Reporter
“10-33 Assist PC will grip you immediately on the first page, and will hold your attention until the last word on the last page...The best writers and books always have the same effect: I want more, and I cannot wait for more stories of Mike O’Shea and his colleagues.” — Christine Newman Author, Educator, and Speaker.
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