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Novelist Draws From Long Career With Atlanta Police Department

Trudy Nan Boyce was a beat cop, homicide detective, senior hostage negotiator and lieutenant with the Atlanta Police Department for more than 30 years. That experience is the foundation for her crime fiction series, popularly known as The Salt Trilogy.
Trudy Nan Boyce was a beat cop, homicide detective, senior hostage negotiator and lieutenant with the Atlanta Police Department for more than 30 years. That experience is the foundation for her crime fiction series, popularly known as The Salt Trilogy.
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Author Trudy Nan Boyce brings authentic experience to her crime novels, having served in the Atlanta Police Department for more than thirty years as a beat cop, homicide detective, senior hostage negotiator and lieutenant.

In 2017, Boyce won the Georgia Author of the Year Award and a Pinckley Prize for her debut novel, “Out of the Blues.” Her new book is “The Policeman’s Daughter” and functions as a sort of prequel in her “Salt Trilogy” of novels.

Trudy Nan Boyce spoke with Lois Reitzes on “City Lights” about her career with the APD and her main character, Detective Sarah “Salt” Alt. Boyce will appear at Manuel’s Tavern on Monday at 7:30 p.m. There are more events listed on the author’s website.