A thirty-five year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, Paul Bishop’s career included a three year tour with his department's Anti-Terrorist Division and over twenty-five years’ experience in the investigation of sex crimes. His Special Assault Units regularly produced the highest number of detective initiated arrests and highest crime clearance rates in the city. Twice honored as LAPD’s Detective of the Year, Paul also received the Quality and Productivity Commission Award from the City of Los Angeles.
As a nationally recognized behaviorist and deception detection expert, Paul starred as the lead interrogator and driving force behind the ABC TV reality show Take the Money and Run from producer Jerry Bruckheimer. He currently conducts law enforcement training seminars across the country, and lectures regularly at University of California Channel Islands. As a deception detection consultant for criminal and civil attorneys, Paul’s unique skills have made him a highly sought after resource for private companies faced with potentially damaging in-house data breaches, industrial espionage, and corporate sabotage.
Paul is the author of fifteen novels and has written numerous scripts for episodic television and feature films. A regular speaker at writing conferences, Paul has mentored a monthly writing group for the past six years. His latest novel, Lie Catchers, is the first in a new series featuring top LAPD interrogators Ray Pagan and Calamity Jane Randall. With author friend Scott Harris, he has also recently released 52 Weeks • 52 Western Novels—A guide to six-gun favorites and new discoveries. The popularity of this venture will shortly be followed by 52 Weeks • 52 Western Movies and 52 Weeks • 52 Western TV Shows and more.