Novelist Thomas Kaplan-Maxfield (www.tkaplanmaxfield.com) is an English professor at Boston College, where for over twenty years he has taught writing as well as literature courses in Love and Gothic Fiction, among others. In 2011 he published the reverse detective novel Hide & Seek and in 2005 published Memoirs of a Shape-Shifter, both to wide acclaim; they are available through Amazon in both print and ebook versions.
The late modernist novelist Lawrence Durrell referred to his friend’s Kaplan-Maxfield’s work as “direct messages from the script.”
Kaplan-Maxfield is also a green residential builder in Greater Boston.
At Boston College, freshman Anna Starling has stumbled across the body of theology professor Vivien Clark on a morning run. The trail to solve the murder leads to her awareness that the devil is at BC in the guise of a dean. Can she marshal her friends and eccentric helpers to stop the takeover of the school by the capitalists?
A mystery-adventure story set on the Boston College campus. Magic and superstition combine with history and hard-nosed research as a young undergraduate couple, Fran and Jack, undergo adventures in search of the Grail. Ghosts of historical characters, dragons, good and bad Jesuits, and fellow undergraduates constitute the cast of characters in this cross between Harry Potter and The Da Vinci Code.
A pre-Internet murder mystery set on Cape Cod in the 1980s, "Hide and Seek" tells a murder mystery backwards: we know the identity of the murderer, but not that of the detective.
"Hide and Seek" is a psychologically suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat page-turner that weaves together strands of the major genres of crime fiction.