Elskan Triumph is a bottle washer and freelance violin instructor who lives near the Canadian border. He also writes mystery novels and a variety of other genres. A core tenet of his mystery philosophy is that good stories happen where it is really cold in the winter and overbearingly hot in the summer--Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, etc. and some parts of North America and Scotland. Although geography has thwarted him from being a great Scandanvian mystery writer, Elskan channels that dream as he writes from his home in the Northeast.