Ray FitzGerald lives in Gainesville, Florida, where he writes hard-boiled detective fiction and pulp stories in the style of his heroes from the golden age of the genre.
His main series features detective Frank Frost, who tackles cases big and small in Hollywood during the early 1940s - the golden age of the film industry. He is a veteran journalist and has been published in hundreds of newspapers and magazines over the last decade.
Ray FitzGerald is inspired by the world around him, as well as what he reads; his literary influences include Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, W.R. Burnett, Cornell Woolrich, David Goodis and Michael Avallone. He is an avid classic film fan, with heavy interest in anything starring Humphrey Bogart and a wide range of early Film Noir pieces. He is currently working on a new Jimmy Powers Adventures series.
He recently finished the first of a serialized Frank Frost Mystery series that will be broken up into episodes and seasons. Season One, Episode One - entitled "Trap Her Keeper" is scheduled to be released in June, 2017, with subsequent episodes every week until the end of the season.