Re: RARA-AVIS: Bouchercon

From: Jeremiah Healy (
Date: 05 Nov 2001


        I've been asked to be this month's "guest writer." Since some of you may not be familiar with my private eye novels and legal thrillers, I'm copying the current version of my author's bio below.

        Regarding Bcon, I've just returned. It was well attended despite concerns about 9/11 and its aftermath. On Sunday morning, S.J. Rozan and George Pelecanos presented a particular good discussion of hard-boiled/noir sense and sensibilities.

Best from Boston,


        Jeremiah Healy, a graduate of Rutgers College and Harvard Law School, was a professor at the New England School of Law for eighteen years. He is the creator of John Francis Cuddy, a Boston-based private investigator.
        Healy's first book, BLUNT DARTS, was selected by The New York Times as one of the seven best mysteries of 1984. His second work, THE STAKED GOAT, received the Shamus award for the Best Private Eye Novel of 1986. A Shamus nominee for fourteen books and short stories, Healy's later novels include RESCUE, INVASION OF PRIVACY, THE ONLY GOOD LAWYER, THE STALKING OF SHEILAH QUINN, and SPIRAL. A collection of his short stories, THE CONCISE CUDDY, appeared in 1998, and the legal thriller UNCOMMON JUSTICE (under the pseudonym "Terry Devane") was published by Putnam in 2001.
        A past Awards Chair for the Shamus, Healy also served as President of the Private Eye Writers of America for two years. In October, 2000, he was elected President of the International Association of Crime Writers
("IACW"), having hosted the IACW at the World Mystery Convention in Philadelphia in 1998. Books of his have been translated into French, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, and German. Healy has spoken about mysteries at the Smithsonian Institution's Literature Series, The Boston Globe Book Festival, and the Sorbonne in Paris, as well as at conferences in England, Spain, Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. He was toastmaster at the 1996 World Mystery Convention and a Guest of Honor at the 1997 Dallas and 1999 Magna Cum Murder Conventions.

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