This Former DC Cop Just Wrote Your Favorite Summer Crime Novel

David Swinson and his dogBy on July 5, 2016 … 

“I am not Frank Marr,” says David Swinson even as he does a not-bad impersonation of the protagonist of his new cop thriller, The Second Girl. It’s true that Swinson isn’t exactly the Marr of my imagination, but in my mind they share Swinson’s scruffy beard, swept-back black hair, and dark bags under piercing blue eyes. As he protests, the author is perched on a stool, a tumbler of whiskey in his hand, in Shelly’s Back Room in downtown DC, where Marr also pops up in the book …