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A.B. Patterson

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A. B. Patterson is an Australian writer who knows first-hand about corruption, power, crime and sex. He was a Detective Sergeant in the WA Police, working in paedophilia and vice, and later was a Chief Investigator with the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption.
Born in Sydney, he grew up in England and France, returning to Australia when eighteen and soon commencing his career in law enforcement, and other government agencies.
He now lives in Sydney and loves to holiday in France.
In 2015 he published his debut crime novel, "Harry's World". The sequel, "Harry's Quest", was published in 2018. He has also had short crime fiction published in the US, in "Switchblade" magazine.

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A.B. Patterson Hi Karen,
My apologies for the delay, we've been travelling and have only been home a few days.
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Hi Karen,
My apologies for the delay, we've been travelling and have only been home a few days.
My inspiration? Well, aside from loving good stories and so wanting to be able to craft them as well, I want to be able to put my life experiences out there, albeit in fictional form. My professional background has given me a wealth of material to draw on, and whilst a lot of it is dark, I do want to be able to show people what actually goes on in society. I also like to be able to make social comment in my work. And the great thing I've found as I've got into writing - I just want to do it more and more. I wish I'd started younger, but I intend to make up for lost time!(less)
A.B. Patterson So many options...
My choice: As a young detective, why did I choose to select child abuse work as my career path?
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COPS WRITING CRIME - another 7 members join The Squad!

Another 7 colleagues - 5 American cousins, 1 British cousin and 1 New Zealand cousin - join The Squad today, bringing its numbers to 197.

That's 197 cops and ex-cops (and some PIs) who have taken to writing crime fiction. You won't get more realistic crime tales than those from this Squad!

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1. Daniel B. Silver - served with the San Francisco PD. I found one crime novel.
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A.B. Patterson Majenta wrote: "Hello, A.B.! Thanks for contacting me! I hope you're well and having a great week. Congratulations on your books! Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!
Best wishes from Majenta"


Hi Majenta, hope you're well too. I'm busy editing my second novel, so all action here!
Cheers, Andrew


Majenta Hello, A.B.! Thanks for contacting me! I hope you're well and having a great week. Congratulations on your books! Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!
Best wishes from Majenta


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