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General Information

Name:  Doug Cummings  

Pen Name: None



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Illinois Connection

Doug lives in suburban Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Doug has been a deputy sheriff, a video journalist, a television and radio reporter and a security consultant. He covered crime and breaking news in Chicago for nearly twenty years, first at the former WMAQ Radio and then WGN Radio and CNN. Doug holds a Bachelors degree from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, and a Masters degree from the University of Illinois-Springfield.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability Doug is available as a speaker on a wide variety of topics from books to security and personal safety. Requests for speaking engagements should be directed to his publicist, Carol Haggas at [].

Selected Titles At Your Library

Deader by the lake :
ISBN: 0595659926. OCLC Number: 53975353

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"How do you solve a murder nobody wants solved and catch a killer nobody wants caught? When a woman with explosive secrets is murdered, City Hall orders a cover up. But fired TV reporter Reno McCarthy has never been politically correct. Reno's out for justice and he won't back off--even if it means a showdown with a brutal manipulator intent on turning Chicago into a branch office of the Russian mob. Reno's city is on the verge of a 21st Century mob war; one that will make the Roaring Twenties seem like a cap gun fight. It's summer in Chicago. It's supposed to be cooler by the lake. Not this summer"

Easy evil.
ISBN: 1626464545. OCLC Number: 861549261

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Wisaka Police Chief Harry Cork investigates the brutal murders of a Chicago judge and her daughter and finds conspiracy and life threats.

Every secret crime /
ISBN: 1594146659. OCLC Number: 191010322

Five Star,. .

"Reno McCarthy is trouble with a capital "T." A hard-nosed reporter and recent killer, his past is about one step away from catching up with him. And he doesn't seem to notice. When Reno takes a call about a possible homicide in the suburbs, he has no idea that this story may very well be the last story of his life! Seventeen-year old Trey Hayden is found dead, shot to death, in his rich parent's home and rather than speedily trying to find his murderer, the local police seem to be more interested in covering up, well, something. Nobody's talking, everybody's pointing fingers, and people are turning up missing and dead daily. Even though a small town, Reno knows that behind all the mayhem, supreme power of some sort is lurking. From car explosions to crawlspaces, this mystery takes you all over Wihega County and back again. The true crime lies far deeper than the murder of the Hayden boy and what Reno risks his life trying to prove will leave you aghast at what really happens behind closed doors - especially the expensive ones."--Book-club-queen website.