It is a novel the protagonist is Belzer himself A ictional account of a real person is not a new concept There are novels aplenty about many historical Hunch: Turn Your Everyday Insights Into the Next Big Thing figures but Belzer s opus is uniue he portrays himself as aictional character with irony and witJust a reminder Richard Belzer a TV actor and stand up comedian is mostly known or his role of Detective John Munch in Law Order and the series multiple spinoffs In act he made television history as he played that same role Cancer Has Its Privileges: Stories of Hope and Laughter for 15 years in 10 different TV shows Besides acting he also wrote several other books This particular book hisirst novel belongs to the rare Az éltető étkek arany szutrája fictional genre of comical thriller Richard sriend Rudy a medical examiner A Grid for Murder for the NYPD andormer Russian immigrant disappeared A couple days later Richard receives a letter rom Rudy containing a riddle The police seem less than enthusiastic to proceed so Richard decides to take the matter into his own hands He investigates Rudy s mystery himselfAs an actor who has played a policeman or 15 years he knows many New York policemen personally One of them Max a real life police detective responsible Appetite for Rudy s case keeps reminding Richard You re not a cop You just play one on TV Leave it to the professionals Aware that he is not a cop Richard is still adamant to solve the riddle andind his riendAs Richard stumbles rom one mad escapade to another the story capers head over heels like a mad TV series involving a sleazy reporter Cooking the Whole Foods Way: Your Complete, Everyday Guide to Healthy, Delicious Eating with 500 Recipes, Menus, Meal Planning, Techniques, Buying from a New York tabloid the Russian mafia diamond trade Russian spies and Chinese martial arts Disregarding dangers to himself using everything he knows as aictional policeman and a real actor Pure Grit from police procedures to diamond lore Richard barges ahead in search of his buddy Belzer weaves a sophisticated tapestryrom
Its Many Interconnected Threads As many interconnected threads As veteran actor whenever Richard trips on a kink in the plot line he moans Apple-Picking Day! for the script to learn how the story unravels As a comedian he often inserts small comical routines in the midst of his Russian diamond mafia conspiracy And as a writer Belzer populates his tale with various menacing secondary characters tangling the plot considerably before it is resolved in the last chapterWith self deprecating humour and realinesse Belzer paints his imaginary self portrait a suave actor a bumbling comedian and a home made hero The only sour twist in this delightful mix of genres is the writer s handling of Russian words and names They are often jarring Afrekete: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Writing for a Russian ear One would think that such a well known performer and author would make an effort and hire a real life Russian consultant to check the spellingsOn the whole it is a small price to payor the pleasure of reading this unusual novel The action gallops the intrepid hero valiantly totters through the labyrinth of intrigue and the reader enjoys the ride in the best thriller tradition I love Richard Belzer He is a Hoot His Writing Reflects His writing reflects Love this restriction detective novelCombine one of my Ajax is All About Attack 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 When I picked this book up at a yard sale I thought it might be aun biography of a terrific actor and comic I missed two words on the cover A Novel After spending the irst 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 and wondering where the book was going Before I it I was The Northmans Bride (Sons of the North 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 Just one of those books that comes along that when you get to the end you wonder what you read ito. Know how and comedic timing in eual measure to solve the mystery surrounding the disappearance of a trusted rie.
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which he himself is caught up in a mystery involving a missing medical examiner riend who happens to be Russian Or is he UkrainianFans of The Belz know Cherry Bomb from his stand up routine and previous work of noniction 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 of the plot draw heavily Leading the Way from the history and politics of Russia and theormer Soviet states you don t need to do your 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 in one setting I Am Not a Cop has earned a spot on that short list Despite Belzer s years of portraying television s most ubiuitous character Detective John Munch I Am Not a Cop is much a literary descendant of crime noir novels Not only does Belzer admit as much in his epilogue but there are reuent references to and uotes rom them sprinkled throughout the narrative From start to The Single Girl's Guide to Marrying a Man, His Kids, and His Ex-Wife: Becoming a Stepmother with Humor and Grace finish though the sarcastic wit of Belzer permeates I Am Not a Cop and Iound myself easily envisioning him in character during many passagesAt 272 pages this is a novel that harkens back to the days of page turning paperback thrillers meant to be read during a train commute the kind that Ian Fleming insisted his James Bond stories were Despite or perhaps because of this there is one chief complaint I would register with the author All too often a turn of phrase is recycled to the point that it becomes distracting The most glaring culprit is a variation of When Red Cried Wolf famous person would be proud Saying that these moments took me out of the book would be taking it tooar especially given the nature of its premise Still they re the kind of thing that one expects an editor to catch and ask the author Can we phrase this differently You used the same expression thirteen pages agoFans of the series in which Detective Munch has appeared should not expect any name dropping or behind the scenes glimpses into their production Despite the act that Belzer s investigation occurs during an eight day shoot the actual series and its elements are ambiguous The only direct allusions are to Mariska Hargitay in both of which the promise of an autographed photo of her is bartered or cooperationWhile I Am Not a Cop may not be the definitive mystery story of ourin which he
times it is un throughout and sustained by its plot steeped as it is in real life situations I cannotit is un throughout and sustained by its plot steeped as it is in real life situations I cannot how a reader unfamiliar with Belzer would enjoy this novel many of his personality traits and views can be alienating at times Song of the Forest for instance in 2008 was it really necessary to haveive different lines to remind us that he dislikes George W Bush An audiobook reading would be welcomed though one has not been issued to date A good book but kind of petered out toward the end and got really cliched Still a un read either way I was very surprised how good the book was Especially considering it was Belzer s irst A Constellation of Vital Phenomena fiction book and his background was as an actor rather than anything vaguely to do with being aiction writer Yes he has written a couple of non ictiion works but iction and non Sextasy: Master the Timeless Techniques of Tantra, Tao, and the Kama Sutra to Take Lovemaking to New Heights fiction have little to do with each other He has put himself as the main character in the book doing something iniction that he never did in real life His good Still Life with Chickens friend Rudy has disappeared and he tries to use the skills of his character Detective Munchrom Law Order SUV s to Still Life with Chickens: Starting Over in a House by the Sea find him I loved this book Written by Richard Belzer in collaboration with Michael Black it is inseparablerom Belzer s persona Although. N as Richard Belzer's Law Order Detective persona comes to life on the page when our hero employs investigative.
Summary ä PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB ree ✓ Richard BelzerRichard Belzer has many accomplishments He is a amous actor comedian producer and author and his portrayal of Detective John Munch has spanned six network TV shows He s a regular on the Howard Stern Show and is loved by ans all
Over The Globe Still There S Onethe globe Still there s one you should knowHe is not a cop I Am Not a Cop abbreviated rom here after as IANAC is a STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare fictional account written by Belzer as he is dragged into a bizarre investigationollowing the disappearance of his riend 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 ollowing night toBelzer to meet him at Madison Suare Garden the Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays following night to a championshipight between the latest contender and the Ukranian champion Rudy s Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All friend AlexiRudy gets jumped in an alley as he and Belzer are exiting their dinner and the non cop dishes out some martial arts to save his buddy s hide Rudy still won t talk about what s on his mind but promises an explanation theollowing night Naturally he doesn t show What a Lass Wants for theight and Belzer attempts to get some answers Conquering Your Quarterlife Crisis: Advice from Twentysomethings Who Have Been There and Survived from Detective Max Kaminsky of 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 one of the Associate Producers gets wind of Belzer s brawl in the alley and assigns him a personal assistant to keep him out of trouble Belzer is partnered with the young sassy and talented Kalisha Kali Carter The studio s effort backfires as Kali soon displays an appetiteor Mexican Hooker factinding as deep as Belzer s When Belzer opens an envelope with a puzzle on it and Rudy s ticket to the boxing match he knows he has a trail to The League for the Suppression of Celery follow and his cop like instincts might be the only thing that saves his missingriend s lifeBelzer and Kali soon The Thirteen-Gun Salute find themselves navigating a web of Russian mobsters goons sleazy private investigators arrogant cops superans smugglers and Rudy s desperate Suspicion at Seven: A Lois Meade Mystery family Belzer has to juggle the case with his shooting scheduleor the hit TV show he never mentions by name and his martial arts training which results in many of the unniest lines in mentions by name and his martial arts training which results in many of the unniest lines in book The story winds and twists with all the The Day Fidel Died fever you d expectrom the author of UFO s JFK and Elvis Conspiracies Don t Have to be Crazy to Believe Belzer s on stage and on camera persona is very much on display in this novel He s sardonic sarcastic and snarky He has trouble controlling his attitude even when it kicks him rom the rying pan to the ire He reuently references classic pop culture including Casablanca Fibber McGee Molly and John Wayne He also reveals himself to be a big Gulp!: The Seven-Day Crash Course to Master Fear and Break Through Any Challenge fan of mystery and noir writers like Raymond Chandler Dashiell Hammet Oscar Wilde and yes Lenny Bruce It s hisirst The Outlaw and the Upstart King foray into outrightiction and the lare he injects into Det Munch is very evident rom the book s Standing By: The Making of an American Military Family in a Time of War first pages IANAC is humorous and carries a good deal of puzzle solving in its story Belzer s account of the Rudy Malkovich disappearance is every bit as ground in reality as Bruce Campbell helping Richard Gere get his groove back in his book Make Love The Bruce Campbell Way Still it s entertaining especially if you re aan of pop culture crime noir and sarcasm Belzer has a distinct delivery and it s heard loud and clear on the pages of I Am Not a Cop I liked this book but got a little mixed up between Munch and Belzer Once I got that straight I enjoyed the book Written by actor Richard Belzer Detective John Munch rom Law Order SVU this hilarious and thrilling crime novel combines act with Stories for a Kindred Heart: Over 100 Treasures to Touch Your Soul fiction andollows the mystery of a missing Concrete And Wild Carrot friend and the Russian mafia Entertainment concepts seem to evolve over the course of a decade and as the reality experiment has begun to yield thelo. In this captivating often hilarious debut mystery one of the great comedians of our time blends Speak Through the Wind fact withictio.