Bernard Schaffer is an American author and police detective from the Philadelphia area.
His acclaimed Santero and Rein Thriller series features Carrie Santero and her mentor, the troubled Jacob Rein. The Thief of All Light, An Unsettled Grave, and Blood Angel, are available from Kensington Books.
His western trilogy debuted in 2021 as part of the Ralph Compton imprint with Berkley Books. All three titles, Face of a Snake, Snake's Fury, and Hell Snake, were selected as Walmart paperback exclusives.
Schaffer's award winning non-fiction book, Way of the Warrior: The Philosophy of Law Enforcement, is taught in universities and police academies around the world.
Schaffer has been a sworn police officer since 1997 and was assigned to detectives in 2005. He was the lead investigator in the Gloria Korzon murder investigation, a forty year old cold case that was closed by arrest in 2019.
Awards and Recognition
- Suspense Magazine Best of 2019 (Suspense Thriller Category)
- Audiobook Reviewer's Choice Award (Nov 2017)