J.A. Squires is the pen name for two friends who have been working and playing together for nearly three decades. One is a working anthropologist who is past president of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology and a founding member of the American Anthropology Association’s Practicing Anthropology Working Group and the Committee on Practicing, Applied and Public Interest Anthropology. The other is an award-winning author and playwright whose work has appeared in 15 countries and has been translated into 12 languages. Both enjoy travel and mysteries—the perfect combination for their protagonist’s vocation!