RICHARD C. (“DICK”) REYNOLDS was born in East St. Louis, Illinois and raised mainly in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1953, he enlisted in the Marine Corps as a private and retired twenty-four years later as a Lieutenant Colonel. During his first twelve years, he served in infantry units at various command levels. For the second twelve years, he served in communications-electronics assignments. At the end of his military career, he also taught computer science and programming courses for two years at the George Washington University.
From 1977 to 1994, Dick was a System Engineer for Hughes Aircraft Company in Fullerton, California and Brussels, Belgium. During this time, he worked on command and control system programs for Greece, Norway, and Denmark, and on air defense projects for NATO, the Arab Republic of Egypt, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
After retiring from Hughes, Dick began a fourth career—fiction writing. His forty-plus short stories have appeared in such publications as Timber Creek Review, Skyline magazine, Barbaric Yawp, and Imitation Fruit Literary Journal. Two of his stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Author of five novels, Averil, My Anchor, Mayhem in Mazatlan, Nightmare in Norway, and Filling in the Triangles, Dick has recently published a fifth novel, Shattering the Triangle, that is available from Valentine Press or Amazon in soft cover. Dick is currently writing a sixth novel to be called A Desperate Measure.
Dick and his wife Bernadette currently reside in Colorado Springs, CO.
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Smashwords book reviews by Dick Reynolds
- Mayhem in Mazatlan
on Aug. 18, 2012
Have you ever started a book, and brought it with you to work to read on your lunch hour every day simply because you couldn’t bear to wait until you got home to continue reading it? Well, that’s how I felt while I was reading Dick Reynolds’ second novel, “Mayhem in Mazatlan”. This plot is superbly crafted and extremely engaging. The author is truly a master at building suspense slowly, pulling you along, carefully feeding you just enough hints along the way as to what could come next, but not enough to blatantly give too much away. The end result is that the reader feels as if he or she is right there with the characters, helping to solve the mystery. This story has characters who are credible, likeable, detestable, genuine and sympathetic, and who will stay with you long after you’ve finished this book. Jill Lapin Zell