Dennis Murphy

Dennis Patrick Murphy, MSCJ is an international author and member of Mystery Writers of America (MWA) whose novels are based on real life experiences in true crime.  From the mundane life of a cop to the front-page exploits of being a detective, Murphy covers the ground of rarely observed behind the scene drama and intrigue into the everyday aspect of what men and women do to walk The Thin Blue Line.  Murphy draws from over thirty years of local, state, and federal experience of being On The Job to bring a fictionalized version of actual crimes that will entertain, shock, and give a certain humility, to the everyday hero's that protect and serve on American streets.
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Lieutenant D. P. Murphy (Retired)

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Police Officer Patrick MacKenna finally gets his transfer to the Neighborhood Anti-Crime Section with the City of Syracuse Police Department. Officially beginning his investigative career with a set of soon to be lifelong friends.


If the young cops can survive the harrowing experience, they are all soon destined to achieve their gold shields. But trouble looms along the way as the princes of the city run around the urban metropolis with their hair on fire in this high speed, low drag anti-crime unit.


Near death experiences are around every corner, and Mac takes it to a whole new level when he volunteers to work

undercover narcotics for the DEA Task Force. The last line of duty death at SPD was in the exact same position.


As Mac is navigating these dangerous assignments, he quickly finds out yet again, that not everyone trying to hurt him is on the dark side of the street…

"It is never too late to be what you might have been."

George Eliot

Favorite Quotes

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

Theodore Roosevelt

"When eating an elephant take one bite at a time."