Marco Conelli

Marco Conelli

Writer, Retired NYPD Detective

A twenty year veteran detective of the NYPD, Marco Conelli’s diverse career is highlighted by his work as an undercover where he was plugged into many investigations for the Organized Crime Control Bureau. Specializing in narcotic and gun seizures, Marco was successful in removing both from New York City’s mean streets, while gathering important intelligence that led to voluminous criminal arrests.  His adaptation of disguises and the study of deduction are featured prominently in the Sherlock Holmes International Exhibition as well as Crime Writing Conferences nationwide. 

Marco has shared his insight with many best-selling novelists, especially Mary Higgins Clark, and is a member of Lee Lofland’s Writer’s Police Academy team for the last 11 years. Marco is the author of the hard boiled police procedural Cry For Help (Lume) and has published three novels in his Matthew Livingston Young Adult series. Anthology work includes short stories in 10-Code, After Midnight:Tales From the Graveyard Shift, and the forthcoming People are Strange. Most recently Marco was one of the contributing authors in New York:Give Me Your Best or Worst. He is the recipient of the 2011 Silver Falchion Award for best crime novel. The Matthew Livingston series has revitalized the hard boiled battle between good and evil seen through the abilities of three remarkable teenagers. Marco has also contributed articles to publications on the subjects of crime solving as well as literacy in America.

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