M. Troy McDaniel


M. Troy McDaniel has been a deputy sheriff in Caddo Parish since 1988, and has served in corrections, patrol, SWAT, investigations, financial crimes, and juvenile sex crimes. Currently, he is a swing shift supervisor on patrol. He has been married to Colleen Leach McDaniel for 31 years and has three grown children. His hobbies include woodworking, knife making, shooting, theology and grandchildren. As an a avid believer in creation and original sin, M. Troy has a framework to understand the plight of all mankind, and like the British preacher John Bradford can say, "There, but for the grace of God go I."

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
1.The Holy Bible. The Bible is God's gift to mankind, and it reveals the character of God, what He did to create us, what He did to redeem us and what He requires from us. I read it daily.
2. Knowing God by J. I. Packer. Perhaps the best Christian book ever written.
3. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. Regarded as the first novel, it is the original story of a sailor shipwrecked on an island, how he survived, how he was converted, how he was rescued, and how he got back home.
4. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee. On of the greatest novels of all time, it is the story of a little girl struggling to understand racism in Alabama in the 30s.
5. In Cold Blood, Truman Capote. The best true crime story ever written. Capote called it his non-fiction novel. It is the story of two paroled prisoners who murdered a family of four in rural western Kansas.
Who are your favorite authors?
Daniel Defoe who wrote Robinson Crusoe, Louis L'Amour who wrote over a hundred books, mostly westerns, and Rick Bragg, a writer from Alabama.
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The Murder of Meagan McFarlin
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,640. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
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When the detective from Louisiana called Denise McFarlin, she knew it wasn't good. She had not heard from her daughter Meagan in a month. The body of a white female had been found beside Highway 80 in Greenwood, Louisiana. She had been beaten and stabbed to death. The woman matched Meagan's description, and worse, she was wearing Meagan's high school class ring, but just one day later...

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