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Steve Brewer is the author of 25 books about crooks, including the Bubba Mabry mysteries and the recent crime novels A BOX OF PANDORAS, LOST VEGAS and THE BIG WINK.
His first Bubba novel, LONELY STREET, was made into an independent Hollywood comedy starring Robert Patrick, Jay Mohr and Joe Mantegna.
Random House's Alibi imprint announced in 2013 that Brewer would write a crime trilogy under his new pen name, Max Austin. The first one, DUKE CITY SPLIT, will be published in April 2014.
Brewer's short fiction appeared in the anthologies DAMN NEAR DEAD, THE LAST NOEL, CRIMES BY MOONLIGHT and WEST COAST CRIME WAVE, and he's published articles in magazines such as Mystery Scene, Crimespree and Mystery Readers' Journal.
Brewer has taught at the University of New Mexico, the Midwest Writers Workshop and the Tony Hillerman Writers Seminar. He regularly speaks at mystery conventions, and was toastmaster at Left Coast Crime in Santa Fe, NM, in 2011.
He served two years on the national board of Mystery Writers of America, and twice served as an Edgar Awards judge. He's also a member of International Thriller Writers and SouthWest Writers.
Brewer worked as journalist for 22 years, then wrote a weekly syndicated column for another decade. The column, called The Home Front, produced the raw material for the humor book TROPHY HUSBAND.
Married and the father of two adult sons, Brewer lives in Albuquerque, NM.
More at www.stevebrewer.us.com and
on May 24, 2012 :
It was great fun to visit with old friend Bubba Mabry, the stumbling, bumbling PI who somehow always manages to get his man. As usual, Bubba's investigation leads him into situations that are bad for his health but great fun for the reader. I've read this series for a long time and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
(reviewed long after purchase)