A Cop's Cop
About the Book
A Cop's Cop is a hard-hitting, fast moving account of Philadelphia's super-sleuth, Charles Harris. The story begins in the 1920s, when Harris was a flat foot walking his Philly beat, and follows his career as he evolves into the city's top cop. The beady-eyed, bowler wearing cop built an information highway of snitches, whores and priests to develop a Machiavellian modus operandi years ahead of his time.
His personal and professional lives intertwined and the young Harris manipulated the misfortunes of the Great Depression into a substantial real estate empire. The moxie and intimidation tactics he displayed in his youth were replaced with street-smart wisdom and crafty intrepidity in his golden years. The older, more experienced Harris ran a Special Investigation Unit before his retirement and was responsible for solving some of the most renowned crimes of the era.
Harris' personal life was filled with idiosyncrasies, including a peculiar marriage to one of the city's classiest 'Madams.' Their union comes to a shocking end when his career is shattered and his love is betrayed. In the end, Charles Harris was a cop's cop until his final day.
About the Author
Robert J. Kelly was born in 1956, raised in South Philadelphia and currently resides in Horsham, Pennsylvania, a northern suburb of the city. He retired from a career as a financial consultant with a large U.S. insurance company in 1996. He graduated from the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and holds the professional designations CLU and ChFC. He is married with one child and a playful Maltese named 'Chablis.' Robert stumbled upon writing as a hobby to pass the time in his retirement. In addition to expressing his imagination on paper, he enjoys golf, travel, wine collecting and baseball.
Harvey Gottlieb, a retired businessman born in the heart of South Philadelphia, compiled the research for this book. He is widowed and enjoys spending time with his three children and grandchildren. Harvey is an avid collector of Samuri swords and enjoys recreational gambling. When not promoting literary works, he travels throughout the United States, especially Las Vegas.