Entertainment concepts seem to evolve ver the course A Sweetheart for Jude Fortune (The Fortunes of Texas: Welcome to Horseback Hollow of a decade and as the reality experiment has begun to yield the floor it appears that a hybrid sub genref reality fiction is emerging In film we ve had My Name Is Bruce and in literature I Am Not a Cop Richard Belzer has crafted a fictitious tale in which he as himself is caught up in a mystery involving a missing medical examiner friend who happens to be Russian Or is he UkrainianFans f The Belz know from his stand Up Routine And Previous routine and previous f non fiction UFO s JFK and Elvis Conspiracies You Don t Have to Be Crazy to Believe that this is a guy who does his homework when it comes to intricate plots and he has spun a doozy here Elements Cardinal Sins (Born to Darkness, of the plot draw heavily from the history and politicsf Russia and the former Soviet states you don t need to do your Commitment own homework though because Belzer has made sure that all the information you need to know is presented in an accessible manner throughout this novelI have long been an avid yet admittedly slow reader and so it is rare that I read anything cover to cover inne setting I Am Not a Cop has earned a spot Claiming The Forbidden Bride (Regency Silk Scandal, on that short list Despite Belzer s yearsf portraying television s most ubiuitous character Detective John Munch I Am Not a Cop is much a literary descendant Modern Box Set 5-8/Carrying the Sheikhs Baby/Awakening His Innocent Cinderella/The Tycoons Shock Heir/One Night with the Forbidden Princes of crime noir novels Notnly does Belzer admit as much in his epilogue but there are freuent references to and uotes from them sprinkled throughout the narrative From start to finish though the sarcastic wit The Disgraceful Lord Gray (The Kings Elite of Belzer permeates I Am Not a Cop and I found myself easily envisioning him in character during many passagesAt 272 pages this is a novel that harkens back to the daysf page turning paperback thrillers meant to be read during a train commute the kind that Ian Fleming insisted his James Bond stories were Despite Alessandros Prize or perhaps becausef this there is Arsons Captive one chief complaint I would register with the author All tooften a turn The Officer And The Renegade of phrase is recycled to the point that it becomes distracting The most glaring culprit is a variationf famous person would be proud Saying that these moments took me The Guardian outf the book would be taking it too far especially given the nature Turning the Good Girl Bad of its premise Still they re the kindf thing that MECANIQUE - 1ER PARTIE 2E PARTIE - 2 TOMES - 1ER PARTIE : CINEMATIQUE STATIQUE DYNAMIQUE - 2E PARTIE : RESISTANCES PASSIVES STATIQUE GRAPHIQUE RESISTANCE DES MATERIAUX CINEMATIQUE APPLIQUEE - EDITION CORRIGEE ET REIMPOSEE. one expects an editor to catch and ask the author Can we phrase this differently You used the same expression thirteen pages agoFansf the series in which Detective Munch has appeared should not expect any name dropping Ravished by Desire or behind the scenes glimpses into their production Despite the fact that Belzer s investigationccurs during an eight day shoot the actual series and its elements are ambiguous The A Call To Joy only direct allusions are to Mariska Hargitay in bothf which the promise Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai of an autographed photof her is bartered for cooperationWhile I Am Not a Cop may not be the definitive mystery story The Australians Convenient Bride/The Millionaires Marriage Claim ofur times it is fun throughout and sustained by its plot steeped as it is in real life situations I cannot guage how a reader unfamiliar with Belzer would enjoy this novel many The Bridesmaids Proposal of his personality traits and views can be alienating at times for instance in 2008 was it really necessary to have five different lines to remind us that he dislikes George W Bush An audiobook In this captivatingften hilarious debut mystery Delaceys Angel (Regency Series, onef the great comedians Miss Prims Greek Island Fling ofur time blends fact with fictio.
review I Am Not a Cop! A NovelE Rudy Malkovich disappearance is every bit as ground in reality as Bruce Campbell helping Richard Gere get his groove back in as ground in reality as Bruce Campbell helping Richard Gere get his groove back in book Make Love The Bruce Campbell Way Still it s entertaining especially if you re a fan One More Lie of pop culture crime noir and sarcasm Belzer has a distinct delivery and it s heard loud and clearn the pages f I Am Not a Cop I love Richard Belzer He is a hoot His writing reflects this A Good Book But Kind Of book but kind f Midnight Touch (Harlequin Blaze out toward the end and got really cliched Still a fun read either way I liked this book but got a little mixed up between Munch and Belzer Once I got that straight I enjoyed the book Love this restriction detective novelCombinene Cracking the Coding Interview of my favorite tv detectives stand up comedians and a great conspiracy based mystery and I m very happy I wish Belzer would write another Belz novel I was very surprised how good the book was Especially considering it was Belzer s first fiction book and his background was as an actor rather than anything vaguely to do with being a fiction writer Yes he has written a couplef non fictiion works but fiction and non fiction have little to do with each Hidden Potential other He has put himself as the main character in the book doing something in fiction that he never did in real life His good friend Rudy has disappeared and he tries to use the skillsf his character Detective Munch from Law Order SUV s to find him Written by actor Richard Belzer Detective John Munch from Law Order SVU this hilarious and thrilling crime novel combines fact with fiction and follows the mystery Gravity Is the Thing of a missing friend and the Russian mafia When I picked this book up at a yard sale I thought it might be a fun biographyf a terrific actor and comic I missed two words Contract Law Directions on the cover A Novel After spending the first two chapters wondering why Richard Belzer was chasing the Russian Mafia I noticed those two words Okay so I was wrong I ll treat it as a novel and see what happens I kept reading and wondering where the book was going Before I knew it I was finished and still was unsure why I had continued reading it all the way to the end It s an amusing story but somehow unsatisfying You never really get a look into Belzer s TV world you never really get a meaty mystery and so many plot points were left unanswered Justne f those books that comes along that when you get to the end you wonder what you read it for I loved this book Written by Richard Belzer in collaboration with Michael Black it is inseparable from Belzer s persona Although it is a novel the protagonist is Belzer himself A fictional account f a real person is not a new concept There are novels aplenty about many historical figures but Belzer s Remarkables opus is uniue he portrays himself as a fictional character with irony and witJust a reminder Richard Belzer a TV actor and stand up comedian is mostly known for his rolef Detective John Munch in Law Order and the series multiple spinoffs In fact he made television history as he played that same role for 15 years in 10 different TV shows Besides acting he also wrote several Citizen Outlaw other books This particular book his first novel belongs to the rare fictional genref comical thriller Richard s friend Rudy a me. Know how and comedic timing in eual measure to solve the mystery surrounding the disappearance f a trusted frie. ,
Eading would be welcomed though ne has not been issued to date Richard Belzer has many accomplishments He is a famous actor comedian producer and author and to date Belzer has many accomplishments He is a famous actor comedian producer and author and his Gigolos Get Lonely Too of Detective John Munch has spanned six network TV shows He s a regularn the Howard Stern Show and is loved by fans all A Winter Wonderland (A Lucy Stone Mystery, over the globe Still there sne thing you should knowHe is not a cop I Am Not a Cop abbreviated from here after as IANAC is a fictional account written by Belzer as he is dragged into a bizarre investigation following the disappearance Temptation (The Hunted of his friend Rudy Markovich Rudy is a medical examiner with a long storied career in New York and he is coming close to retirement When he meets with Belzer something is clearly bugging him but he refuses to discuss it Instead he tells Belzer to meet him at Madison Suare Garden the following night to attend a championship fight between the latest contender and the Ukranian champion Rudy s friend AlexiRudy gets jumped in an alley as he and Belzer are exiting their dinner and the non cop dishesut some martial arts to save his buddy s hide Rudy still won t talk about what s n his mind but promises an explanation the following night Naturally he doesn t show for the fight and Belzer attempts to get some answers from Detective Max Kaminsky f the NYPD He comes up empty in that effort Belzer knows the police aren t going to really pursue Rudy s disappearance with any dedication and he decides he had best do a little snooping aroundTo complicate things Secret Observations on the Goat-Girl onef the Associate Producers gets wind Unbound of Belzer s brawl in the alley and assigns him a personal assistant to keep himut An Extreme Modification (Milked by Royalty, of trouble Belzer is partnered with the young sassy and talented Kalisha Kali Carter The studio s effort backfires as Kali soon displays an appetite for fact finding as deep as Belzer s When Belzerpens an envelope with a puzzle Feminized Sissy Justice, A Forced Feminization Sissy Story on it and Rudy s ticket to the boxing match he knows he has a trail to follow and his cop like instincts might be thenly thing that saves his missing friend s lifeBelzer and Kali soon find themselves navigating a web Everlost (Skinjacker, of Russian mobsters goons sleazy private investigators arrogant cops super fans smugglers and Rudy s desperate family Belzer has to juggle the case with his shooting schedule for the hit TV show he never mentions by name and his martial arts training which results in manyf the funniest lines in the book The story winds and twists with all the fever you d expect from the author The Lennon Prophecy of UFO s JFK and Elvis Conspiracies Don t Have to be Crazy to Believe Belzer sn stage and Japonia w sześciu smakach on camera persona is very muchn display in this novel He s sardonic sarcastic and snarky He has trouble controlling his attitude even when it kicks him from the frying pan to the fire He freuently references classic pop culture including Casablanca Fibber McGee Molly and John Wayne He also reveals himself to be a big fan Aqidah Islam of mystery and noir writers like Raymond Chandler Dashiell Hammet Oscar Wilde and yes Lenny Bruce It s his first foray intoutright fiction and the flare he injects into Det Munch is very evident from the book s first pages IANAC is humorous and carries a good deal Tank! of puzzle solving in its story Belzer s accountf th. N as Richard Belzer's Law Order Detective persona comes to life Geek Feminist Revolution on the page whenur hero employs investigative.