New Elvis book focuses on cops and the King

May 3, 2007

This week’s Memphis Flyer brings news of a new Elvis book, this one focusing on the King’s love of law enforcement. The groaner of a title is Elvis: In The Beat of the Night. Michael Finger of the Flyer writes: “The entertainer liked to hang out with policemen, collected police badges wherever he traveled, and enjoyed being made an honorary policeman in any city where he performed.”

The book, written by retired Memphis police captain Robert Ferguson, came into being at the urging of Peter Guralnick, who interviewed the Ferguson for the two-volume biography of Elvis and urged him to write a book of his own. The book was self-published and costs $14.95. It can be picked up in Memphis at Davis-Kidd Booksellers and at Borders or ordered directly from the author by calling him at 901-380-8411.