Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. Martin Luther

About Author
  • Writing: True Crime
  • Country: United States
  • Books: 4
  • Profession: Law Enforcement
  • Member Since: Sep 2017
  • Profile Views: 7,121

C. L. Swinney is the author of nine international best-selling true crime books and a best-selling Crime Fiction series. As a narcotic detective who assisted in several homicide investigations over the last 17 years, he brings his tenacious investigative techniques to the stories he writes. According to his latest Kirkus Review, he gives victims in the true crime books he writes a voice...which has always been his passion.

Chris consulted for a mini-series in Hollywood based on a serial killer cold case being re-opened. He's been interviewed several times for television and radio programs, and his latest work, List of Ten, is being considered for television and film rights. Chris also contributes to PoliceOne.com, his blog, and various social media sites on a regular basis.

C. L. Swinney also wrote a best selling crime fiction series- The Bill Dix Detective Series- featuring his lead character, Bill Dix. With four novels in the series, and glimpses into the true world of narcotics and homicide, the series has been a best seller for years. Characters in the novels are based on people Chris worked with, investigated, used as informants, or arrested while working wiretaps or in an undercover capacity.

He donates proceeds from book sales to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Cancer research, PTSD/Military support groups, StopHungerNow.Org, and victims of violent crimes.

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Robert Black: The True Story of a Child Rapist and Serial Killer from the United Kingdom (Detectives True Crime Cases Book 1)

Publish Date: Oct 26, 2015

Genre: True Crime

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  • On 07, 12 2017

    C.L.Swinney interview

    C. L. Swinney works with law enforcement in the USA and is a renowned criminology author. He blends his first-hand experiences and nasty criminal stories from working in narcotics (including wiretaps and undercover assignments) to add credibility to his work of non-fiction. Swinney's bestselling series "The Bill Dix Detective Series" is an outcome of his work over... read full interview