Psychics & the Police: What are Your Experiences?


In The Cozen Protocol a small group of miscreant insiders work behind the scenes to orchestrate a series of events designed to influence the selection of a new chief-of-police. Cliques within organizations tend to center around the politics and personalities that seek to drive an agency’s agenda.

Set to be released in late summer or early fall, my next novel focuses on the intersection where law enforcement and the paranormal meet. The research in preparation for writing this book delves into the shadowy world of psychics, murder, charlatanism, debauchery, and politics.

In reality, are their legitimate psychics? Where does an alleged soothsayer’s abilities emanate from? Do the police really believe in clairvoyant inspiration or are criminal investigators at a dead end throwing-up a Hail Mary?

In the coming weeks and months this blog will shed some light on the upcoming novel’s plot. If you are an individual who has had some experience, for better or worse, with the paranormal or those who purport to act as go-betweens, please feel free to comment and provide some insight.
Mitchell Nevin is an author and law enforcement veteran. His first book, The Cozen Protocol, was an Breakthrough Novel of the Year Award nominee. His second novel is set for release in August 2013.

© Mitchell Nevin, Bloomington, MN 2013

Renown Homicide Detective Profiles Milwaukee-Based Crime Novel


Established in 1855, the Milwaukee Police Department has had its share of knowledgeable detectives. Only a few are as legendary as Steve Spingola.

High-profile investigations somehow found their way to Spin’s desk.  In the early 1990s, he was part of a team that assembled in the “Dahmer room,” on the fourth-floor of the MPD’s detective bureau, to sort through the grisly murders committed by its namesake.  Spingola also probed the disappearance of Alexis Patterson, a young Milwaukee girl who literally vanished off the face on the earth on May 3, 2002.

In his new print only edition book, Best of the Spingola Files, Volumes I & II, Spingola profiled my first book, “The Cozen Protocol,” a Kindle e-book available at  Spingola and his publisher have graciously given me permission to reprint this article.

To view this article, please check out Best of the Spingola Files, Vol. I & II, available at

© Mitchell Nevin, Bloomington, MN, 2013