Alan Brents


Alan Brents turned to writing fiction at the age of fifty-five, after thirteen years of writing academic papers and articles as an undergraduate history major, sociology graduate student, and law student, followed by eighteen years of writing briefs and pleadings and memorandums as a practicing lawyer. His first novel is The Killer Wore Tights, a detective novel set in Orlando, Florida.

After birth in Atlanta, Georgia, and primary and secondary education in Raleigh, North Carolina, Alan pieced together the academic credits for his undergraduate degree in History from Florida State University in 1982 with one year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; one year at the University of Florida; a year of language training at the Defense Language Institute at the Presidio of Monterey, during a four year enlistment in the United States Air Force; and a final eighteen months at Florida State.

Alan followed this up with six years of graduate school in Sociology at Florida State University, where he earned a Masters of Science in Sociology, and joined the swollen ranks of graduate students who completed all the requirements for a Ph.D. except the dissertation. He then earned a J.D. at Boalt Hall, U.C.-Berkeley's law school. He practiced law for seven years in Tallahassee, Florida; eight years in Orlando, Florida; and three years in New York, New York.

Alan currently resides in Orlando, Florida, but rarely visits the nearby tourist attractions. His interests other than writing include bicycle riding, photography, science, and ballroom dancing.

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The Killer Wore Tights
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,830. Language: American English. Published: February 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A beautiful and scantily clad young woman lies dead in a dumpster. A local judge and his fiancee lie tied naked to beds, tortured, and murdered at the judge's house. All making it hard for Detective Matt Fleming to appreciate the blue skies, bright sunshine, and holiday decorations of a December day in Orlando. Are the crimes connected? Can they solve the crimes before more die?

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