Paul Bishop

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Paul Bishop, Mormon author

Paul Bishop is a novelist and screenwriter who is now a star of the TV show Take the Money and Run. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, sometimes casually called the Mormon Church. Bishop has had a distinguished career with the Los Angeles Police Department, where he has twice been honored as Detective Of The Year. As a nationally recognized interrogator, Paul Bishop appears regularly as one of two principal interrogators on the hit ABC reality series Take The Money And Run. The opportunity to star in the show took Bishop by surprise. He thought he was being hired as a writer.

Bishop's novels include Hot Pursuit, Deep Water, Penalty Shot, Suspicious Minds, and five novels in his L.A.P.D. Detective Fey Croaker series - Croaker: Kill Me Again, Croaker: Grave Sins, Croaker: Tequila Mockingbird, Croaker: Chalk Whispers, and Croaker: Pattern of Behavior. He has also published the short story collection Running Wylde, as well as writing scripts for episodic television and feature films.

Take The Money And Run is the hit ABC reality game show produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Bertram van Munster (The Amazing Race), which pits average citizens against law enforcement professionals for a prize of $100,000. Take The Money And Run has been deemed a cross between Cops & Robbers and Hide & Seek -- the closest thing to real life criminal investigation. Various plots are employed to challenge two contestants to hide a case with $100,000 somewhere in various cities, including San Francisco and Miami. In the following 48 hours, Bishop and Stone are given the opportunity to interrogate each of the contestants in their cells, where the contestants are required to stay, while two seekers are in the city desperately trying to somehow locate the case. [1] Paul Bishop can be seen on ABC's Take The Money And Run Tuesday nights at 9 PM (Pacific Time) on ABC.

Bishop converted to the Mormon Church in 2002, but the change began years earlier when he met his wife, Dell, and later sent their son Greg on a mission. Though he didn’t always see a need for organized religion, Bishop’s personal relationship with the Savior provided the foundation for a “more serious look” at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints once Greg began his missionary service. He is now known as a man with a "profound spiritual core."