Hello, and welcome. I’m a mystery writer with 9 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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Bargain Price—2 Weeks Only!

Good news for bargain book hunters! For the next two weeks, THE WOMAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH is being promoted everywhere for the special price of $1.99. The sale is at all etailers (Amazon, B&N, etc.), and there will be a BookBub promotional “blast” emailing soon. It will also be featured in several other newsletters in the USA, Canada, Great Britain, and Australia. This is only for two weeks, so get ’em while the sale lasts.

This is the second book in my series featuring Nora Baron, the Long Island wife, mother, actress, and college drama teacher who occasionally works for her husband’s employers. Her husband is a CIA agent, so her assignments are unusual–and dangerous. She was introduced in MRS. JOHN DOE, and her next adventure, THE SPY WHO NEVER WAS, will be published in January 2018.

Click on the image or the ad below for more info about ordering. Enjoy!

  1. New Ad In Mystery Scene Magazine!
  2. Mother’s Day 2017
  3. My Hollywood Adventure
  4. My Interview With NewInBooks!
  5. A Novel In Pictures: The Woman Who Knew Too Much
  6. Paranoid Much?
  7. The Madness of King Donald
  8. Pictures of a Work-In-Progress
  9. A Valentine’s Day Gift (Book Excerpt)