About the Author, James O'Keefe
I have published three short stories in NEW BLACK MASK QUARTERLY and HARDBOILED. Two of them featured the hero of this book, Dr. Whitney Larsen, Ph.D in Psychology. The one non-series story, “Susan” was named among the best noir stories of 1994 by the prestigious mystery critic, Marvin Lachman. I am a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the Birmingham Writers, and five Sherlock Holmes societies. I am retired from the Wayne County Probate Court, where I worked for thirty-seven years. I currently reside in Detroit, Michigan.