I'm from Chicago. I love its people and its inspiring, flamboyant, and often violent history. Sandburg called it "City of the Big Shoulders," a working man's town. Nelson Algren wrote: "It's always been an artist's town and it's always been a torpedo's town...."
My stories take place in this Windy City. The latest is THE DUMMY CASE, the next Joe Ganzer mystery due out in mid-May 2018. My previous novel RETURN OF THE FALCON is a 1946 mystery/thriller roller coaster that takes the reader from Chicago to London and ends dramatically in Montréal.
In non-fiction, I had great fun writing THE MASQUE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE about the identity of the Bard and came to a startling conclusion.
I'm currently working on a prequel to RETURN OF THE FALCON, which follows Joe Ganzer in his exploits during World War II as an OSS Intelligence Agent.
William Shakespeare was caught up in a real-life drama of espionage, false identities, and finally murder. The victim was Christopher Marlowe, Shakespeare's one and only rival. Follow the author as he presents the bizarre facts surrounding the world's greatest writer.