Jeffrey Marks


Jeffrey Marks is a long-time mystery fan and freelancer. After writing numerous profiles of mystery authors, he chose to chronicle the short but full life of Craig Rice. That biography (Who Was That Lady?) was nominated for every major mystery award. His latest work is a biography of mystery author and critic Anthony Boucher.

He is the long-time moderator of MurderMustAdvertise, an on-line discussion group dedicated to book marketing and public relations and the author of Intent to Sell: Marketing the Genre Novel.

Today, he writes from his home in Cincinnati, which he shares with his partner.

Where to find Jeffrey Marks online


Who Was That Lady? Craig Rice: Queen of the Screwball Mystery
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,320. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
What goes up must come down, and Craig Rice’s meteoric rise to the top of the mystery writing heap by 1946 was rivaled only by her rapid descent into semi-obscurity. Her face once graced the cover of Time magazine, but today her books are found in second hand stores.
Atomic Renaissance: Women Mystery Writers of the 1940s/1950s
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,680. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
At the dawn of the Atomic Age, these seven women (Margaret Millar, Patricia Highsmith, Mignon Eberhart, Phoebe Atwood Taylor, Dorothy Hughes, Charlotte Armstrong, and Leslie Ford) provided extraordinary energy, style, and innovation to mystery fiction.
Under Investigation
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,250. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Short mysteries featuring Ulysses S. Grant as the detective. The stories are set during the Civil War, before the two mystery novels featuring Grant.