Patrick Picciarelli

The author


Patrick Picciarelli is the author of the non-fiction books, Jimmy the Wags: Street Stories of a Private Eye (William Morrow), the screenplay (movie rights sold), and the sequel, My Life in the NYPD: Jimmy the Wags (NAL). Mala Femina: A Woman’s Life as the Daughter of a Don (Barricade Books) was published in 2003. He has also published Blood Shot Eyes, a novel

Picciarelli, a former U.S. Army machine gunner in Vietnam, spent twenty years in the NYPD, retiring as a lieutenant, and is currently licensed as a private investigator. He holds both BA and MA degrees in Criminal Justice from John Jay College in New York and an additional MA degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania, where he is now an adjunct professor. His ability to relate his been there, done that life experiences has been instrumental in his being in great demand as a public speaker.

Selected Works

Mystery fiction
Blood Shot Eyes
A gritty New York PI novel written by a real-life New York PI.
Mala Femina: A Woman’s Life as the Daughter of a Don
“A ride wilder than you ever imagined.”
-Ed Dee, Author of “Nightbird”
My Life in the NYPD: Jimmy the Wags.
“Gripped me from beginning to end”
-Robert Daley, Author of Prince of the City.

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