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Trigger
  Frank Marr was a good cop, until his burgeoning addictions to alcohol and co...
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Crime Song
Marr, a retired D.C. police detective working as a private eye for a defense attorney,...
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The Second Girl
One of the New York Times‘, Booklist's, and Strand Magazine's Best Crime Novels of 201
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About David Swinson

In 1994, Swinson returned to his home base of Washington DC, where he joined the Metropolitan Police Department. Swinson began his career as a police officer in uniform. He was then assigned to the Gun Recovery Unit as a tactical officer. Shortly after that, Swinson was assigned as a plainclothes/undercover officer, targeting narcotics and crimes in progress. In 1998, Swinson was assigned to the Third District Detectives Office as an investigator, where he covered offenses ranging from burglary and armed robbery to homicide. In 2000, he was promoted to detective and was eventually assigned to the department’s Special Investigations Bureau/Major Crimes, and was the lead investigator in the District of Columbia for investigating serial burglaries, high profile cases and organized criminal operations related to narco-fencing.

After retiring from the police department, Swinson began writing crime fiction. A Detailed Man came out in 2011 followed up with The Second Girl, the first book of his Frank Marr trilogy.

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Stay Thirsty interviews David Swinson
Stay Thirsty interviews David Swinson
April 5, 2019
Stay Thirsty Magazine was thrilled to visit with David Swinson at his home in Northern Virginia for this Conversation. STAY THIRSTY: Your latest book, Trigger, is the third installment in...
NPR’s Kojo Nnamdi
NPR’s Kojo Nnamdi
March 12, 2019
Former Metropolitan Police Department detective David Swinson joined Kojo Nnamdi at NPR on March 7, 2019 to talk about his new crime novel, "Trigger," - a story of a former M-P-D o...
Five hot books
Five hot books
February 26, 2019
“In the final mystery in his trilogy starring Frank Marr, Swinson continues to situate his drama on the seedy streets of Washington, D.C., with his functioning addict private eye now in reco

The Second Girl