With her special abilities, top LAPD Robbery-Homicide detective Calamity Jane Randall thought she knew all about interrogation until she was partnered with detective Ray Pagan. Wielding a suspect’s vocal intonations, emotions, and physical gestures like a scalpel, Pagan’s empathetic lie catching abilities are legendary.
Both detectives are scarred by past tragedies, but together they threaten to tear the city apart searching for a duo of missing children – a search where the right answer to the wrong question can mean sudden death.
Ripped from the experiences of thirty-five year veteran LAPD detective and nationally recognized interrogator, Paul Bishop, Lie Catchers takes the reader inside the dark and dangerous mind games of the men and women for whom truth is an obsession.
“Paul Bishop is the real deal—real cop, real writer. You never go wrong with a Bishop novel.”
—Max Allan Collins, bestselling author of Road to Perdition
“Lie Catchers crackles with authenticity. Bishop’s thirty-five years as an LAPD Top Cop fuels a turbo-charged novel.”
—Robert Crais, bestselling author of the Elvis Cole novels.
“Paul Bishop’s experience as a top-shelf interrogator shines through the pages of Lie Catchers, a fascinating emotional story of truth, redemption, and justice. Bishop presents an intriguing cornucopia of characters, each with their own secrets, motivations, and desires—including the dedicated detectives who use avant-garde techniques to sort through deception and lies. Lie Catchers is an outstanding debut to the series featuring top LAPD interrogators Ray Pagan and Calamity Jane Randall.”
—Kathy Bennett, author of the LAPD Detective Maddie Divine series
“Paul Bishop weaves a fictional account so vivid you feel as if you’re riding shotgun with the investigating officers. A crackling good story, you’ll love Pagan and Randall, Bishop’s latest dynamic duo.”
—Robin Burcell, bestselling author of The Last Good Place
“Through the narrative of Lie Catchers, Paul Bishop opens the door to the secrets of police interrogation, giving us a unique take on L.A. crime. With dynamics worthy of Sherlock Holmes, Ray Pagan and ‘Calamity’ Jane Randall are unlike any detectives you’ve seen before... their methods are entirely fresh.”
—Sam Hawken, The Night Charter
“Lie Catchers is a remarkable journey into police interrogation tactics and the study of criminal psychology. Bishop has been there and knows all the intimate details. Authenticity simply spills across the pages.”
—O’Neil De Noux, author of the LaStanza novels
Paul Bishop Novelist, screenwriter, and television personality, Paul Bishop spent 35 years with the Los Angeles Police Department and was twice honored as Detective of the Year. He continues to work privately as a deception and interrogation expert. His fifteen novels include five in his LAPD Homicide Detective Fey Croaker series. His latest novel, Lie Catchers, begins a new series featuring top LAPD interrogators Ray Pagan and Calamity Jane Randall. He is currently working on the sequel, Lie Killers, and a standalone police novel, Gunhawks.