List of fictional portrayals of the NYPD

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The New York Police Department (NYPD) has been the subject of many fictional or fictionalized portrayals in popular culture.

Fictional literature

Here is a list of novels, short stories, and poems featuring the NYPD:

  • Shafer City Stories by Jesse Aaron (novel about patrol in the NYPD's East Harlem precinct)
  • A Spirit of Evil by Lisa Cotoggio (Detective Michael Steiner)
  • The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green (1878) (features Police Detective Ebenezer Gryce)
  • The Cop and the Anthem (1904), a well-known short story by O. Henry
  • McKee of Centre Street by Helen Reilly (1933) (the first police procedural mystery to feature Inspector Christopher McKee of the New York Police Department)
  • Darkhouse by Alex Barclay (Detective Joe Luchesi)
  • Ellie Hatcher novels by Alafair Burke (Detective Ellie Hatcher)
  • In Death series (1995–present) (Lieutenant Eve Dallas; Captain Ryan Feeney; Detective Delia Peabody; Detective Ian McNab))
  • Lincoln Rhyme novels by Jeffery Deaver (Officer Amelia Donaghy; Captain Howard Cheney; Detective Kenny Solomon; Detective Eddie Ortiz; Detective Paulle Selltto)
  • -FAKE- manga by Sanami Matoh (Detective Dee Laytner; Detective Randy "Ryo" Maclean; Jemmy J. "JJ" Adams; Chief Smith)
  • To Kill a Cop by Robert Daley
  • Perfect Pawn (2013), Queen's Gambit (2014), Small Town Secrets (2014), Bishop's Gate (2015), Little Boy Lost (2015), NYPD Cold Case - Katherine White Murder (2015) by Andrew G. Nelson (James Maguire, Alex Taylor)
  • Detective First Grade by Dan Mahoney (Detective Brian McKenna,Detective Tommy Pacella,Chief Ray Brunette)
  • One Police Plaza (1984), Suspects (1986), Black Sand (1989), Exceptional Clearance (1991), Cleopatra Gold (1993), Pigtown (1995), Chains of Command (1999) written by William Caunitz. Who retired at the rank of Lieutenant from the NYPD and commanded a detective squad while serving in the department.
  • Fort Freak, a mosaic novel edited by George R. R. Martin.
  • Heat Wave (2009), Naked Heat (2010), Heat Rises (2011) by Richard Castle (Detective Nikki Heat; Detective Raley; Detective Ochoa; Captain Montrose; ME Lauren Parry)
  • Kate Mallory novels by Carol O'Connell (Kate Mallory, Louis Markowitz, Sgt. Riker, Lt. Coffey)
  • 87th Precinct novels by Ed McBain (Steve Carella, Meyer Meyer, Arthur Brown, Eileen Burke, Cotton Hawes, Bert Kling and others). Though the city is fictional, McBain's world is all but in name that of Manhattan's finest.
  • The Michael Bennett series by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge.
  • Precinct by Michael Grant

Television programs

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Motion pictures

Here is a list of motion pictures featuring the NYPD.

Music videos

Here is a list of music videos featuring the NYPD.

Video games

Here is a list of video games featuring the NYPD.