Larry Long is a 1962 and ’63 graduate of the University of Nebraska. He has been writing professionally all his adult life. In his career he has worked as a writer-producer-director at WMVS/WMVT, Milwaukee; WTTW, Chicago; the Nebraska ETV Network; and Wisconsin Public Television.
Programs he has scripted for those institutions, several featured on PBS, received Midwest (Chicago) Emmys, Corporation for Public Broadcasting Awards and Addys among some 100-plus citations for excellence.
He lives and works out of his home in Sahuarita, Arizona, a sun-soaked residential community south of Tucson.
on Aug. 27, 2011 :
Author Larry Long took this “Andy of Mayberry” type of situation and juxtaposed it against Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone mixed with some of Stephen King’s flair of a super-natural killing mystery. Good writing, when done well, looks easy; and this book read easily from the start, keeping one’s interest while the plot unfolded at a never-boring pace.
The Coogan Curse sets the reader on a twisting course with more loose ends pointing in more different directions than pine needles on a pine tree. It is an absolute must for all mystery readers! The Coogan Curse is a perfect balance of action, dialogue, character development and intelligent mystery writing blended into a modern-day thriller that will keep the pages turning until you realize there are more pages in your left hand than your right, and you’re still not sure where the ending will bring you. - Barbara Miller , Pacific Book Review
(reviewed the day of purchase)