I Am Not a Cop!

A Novel

I Am Not a Cop!

Now available in paperback, Richard Belzer’s captivating, often hilarious debut mystery blends fact with fiction as his off-cam- era persona comes to life on the page, employing investigative know-how and comedic timing in equal measure to solve the mystery surrounding the disappearance of a trusted friend.

Fan favorite: Richard Belzer, a veteran stand-up comedian, has played the acerbic yet beloved Detective John Munch on NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit—currently the highest rated series of the Law & Order franchise and one of NBC’s top–rated shows—for ten seasons. 

Phenomenal press: In addition to feature pieces in USA TODAY, the Daily News (New York), and stellar bookseller praise, I Am Not A Cop! garnered excellent reviews for the comedic actor’s first foray into fiction. It “perfectly captures the author’s comedic voice,” raved Kirkus Reviews. “Belzer’s snappy narration and behind-the-scenes look at life as a famous actor gives the book a sharp, funny edge.” 

Media connections: In addition to his Munch role, he has recently been featured as talent scout on Last Comic Standing, blogging for The Huffington Post, and filled-in for Randi Rhodes during his Air America time slot.
  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 272 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416570677 | 
  • September 2009

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RICHARD BELZER plays the acerbic Detective John Munch on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He has made television history by portraying Detective Munch in ten different television series, including Homicide, The Wire, and Arrested Development. A veteran stand-up comic, actor, and talk-show host, he is the author of I Am Not a Cop!, UFOs, JFK, and Elvis, and coauthor of How to Be a Stand-Up Comic. He divides his time between France and New York City. Comedy legend Johnny Leland has called in...

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Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer plays the acerbic Detective John Munch on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, after first portraying Munch on NBC’s critically acclaimed drama series Homicide: Life on the Street. In fact, Belzer has made television history by portraying Detective Munch in ten different television series, including Law & Order, The Wire, and Arrested Development. A veteran stand-up comic, actor, and talk-show host, he appeared in such films as Fame and Scarface; starred in The Richard Belzer Show on Cinemax, his own HBO special, Another Lone Nut; and The Belzer Connection for the SciFi Channel. Belzer is author of I Am Not A Cop!, UFOs, JFK, and Elvis: Conspiracies You Don't Have to Be Crazy to Believe, and coauthor of How to Be a Stand-Up Comic. He divides his time between France and New York City.

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Michael Ian Black has starred in many television series and films including Michael & Michael Have Issues, Stella, The State, Wet Hot American Summer, Viva Variety, VH1’s I Love the… series, and NBC’s Ed. He wrote the screenplay for Run, Fat Boy, Run, and wrote and directed the film Wedding Daze. He is the author of the essay collections My Custom Van—a New York Times bestseller—and You’re Not Doing It Right, and four children’s books, Chicken Cheeks, The Purple Kangaroo, I’m Bored, and Naked. He has appeared on This American Life and is also a very famous stand-up comedian and world champion poker player (not true). He lives in Connecticut with his wife and two kids.

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