Cop tales to Silvertail

Cop tales to Silvertail

Silvertail Books has signed a real life account of policing in the US, compiled by British policeman Michael Matthews.

We Are The Cops: The Real Lives of America's Police brings together eye-witness accounts from almost 100 anonymous police officers, covering everything from the the first day on the job, to gang wars, 9/11, and encountering a runaway gorilla.

Publisher Humfrey Hunter, who signed world rights from the author, said: "We Are The Cops is a fantastic, adrenalin-fuelled ride through the lives of America’s police, told in the authentic voices of the cops themselves. The first few stories blew me away – it is an incredibly powerful book. If you want to know what life as a cop is really like in all its raw detail, this is the book for you. It’s a stunning montage of brutal, funny and sometimes tragic true events which paints a vivid and unforgettable portrait of life as an American cop. Fans of shows like The Wire and Blue Bloods, and readers of authors like Miles Corwin and Edward Conlon will love it."

It will be published in March 2015 as a £9.99 paperback and £2.99 e-book.