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 Hello, and welcome. I’m a mystery/suspense writer with 8 published novels and more on the way. I live in New York City, where I worked for many years at Murder Ink®, the world’s first mystery bookstore. I grew up in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, then came to New York for college, and I never left. I was a professional actor and theatrical composer for a while before concentrating on my first love, mystery novels.

You’ll find information here about my novels and short stories. You’ll also find info about the movie they made from my novel, Valentine, and about the musical I wrote for Broadway, Musical Chairs, with links for purchasing the libretto and the original cast recording. I didn’t care for the movie, but I’m very proud of that musical!

Because I was a mystery bookseller for longer than some of you have been alive, and because I’m an active member of MWA (Mystery Writers of America) and IACW (International Association of Crime Writers), and because half of my friends are mystery writers, I’m also going to have the Mystery Man blog here for general mystery musings. My musings, of course, but I know a thing or two. I’ve read just about everything worth reading from Poe to the present, and I’ll have lists: my favorite classics, my favorite new authors, movies every mystery buff should have in their DVD/download library. Stuff like that. Take a look and see what you think.

Thank you for visiting. Please drop in again.

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My mom was an actress, so I grew up in a show biz household. I majored in drama in college, and I started my adult life as a professional actor and composer/lyricist before switching to my other great love, writing mystery novels. It won’t surprise you to learn that, when it comes to musical theater, the two most revered names in my house are Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim. Continue reading

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