Cops and Writers Podcast

129 Hardboiled Homicide Detective Danny Smith and His Dickie Floyd Crime Series.

July 30, 2023 Patrick O'Donnell / Danny Smith Episode 129
Cops and Writers Podcast
129 Hardboiled Homicide Detective Danny Smith and His Dickie Floyd Crime Series.
Show Notes

Today on the show we have retired Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Detective and Author Danny Smith. 

Danny Smith is a retired homicide detective who spent 21 years with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. In 2004 he moved to Idaho and spent the next 18 years working as a private investigator and consultant. 

He is the author of the award-winning Dickie Floyd Detective Novel series, the Rich Farris Detective Novel series, and his autobiography, Nothing Left to Prove: A Law Enforcement Memoir. His blog can be found at

For those of you who want to know what it is really like to be a homicide detective in a big city, this episode is for you.

 In today’s episode we discuss:

·      Why Danny chose a career with the L.A. Country Sheriff’s Department. 

·      What academy life and equipment looked like in the early 1980s.

·      The appeal of investigations for Danny.

·      Danny’s life as a Homicide Detective.

·      When and why, Danny started writing books. 

·      The unanticipated benefit of writing novels. 

·      How he and his department interacted with the L.A.P.D. and other law enforcement departments.

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