Vernon W. Baumann was born in Ermelo, South Africa. He studied at the University of the Free State where he obtained a B.A. (Hons) degree.
He worked for several years as a copywriter in the South African advertising industry. Driven by a need to write, he abandoned the industry and began teaching at the University of the Free State.
He now lives in Bloemfontein (Free State) with his beautiful wife, two dogs and five cats (at last count).
Vernon William also published under the name Vernon W. - writing crime and espionage thrillers.
Knick Knack Paddy Whack
Daddy Long Legs is Back
Twenty years ago he took nine lives.
Abducted. Tortured and mutilated. Nine bodies dumped across the barren landscape of a small town in Apartheid South Africa.
Then – abruptly – the murders stopped. And Daddy Long Legs was no more.
On a crisp Sunday morning, a jogger discovers two dead bodies on Mulholland Drive. The victims are both teens. Characterized as an execution-style shooting by the media, the deaths send shock waves through Hollywood. As detective Lothar Larsson uncovers the truth behind the murders, he discovers that - in the hills and valleys of Beverly Hills - fact can be stranger than fiction.