Francis M. Nevins has been a legal aid lawyer, a law school professor, an enthusiastic scholar of classic mystery fiction (particularly the work of Cornell Woolrich), and—for almost forty years—an accomplished author of short stories and novels. He has won an Edgar award twice from the Mystery Writers of America, for scholarly books on Ellery Queen and Woolrich. A collection of Mr. Nevins’s nonfiction, Cornucopia of Crime, was published in 2010. He lives with his wife in University City, Missouri.
Coming October 25, 2010
Ranging from classic whodunits to bone-chilling suspense, here are twenty-eight adventures of Nevins’s familiar series characters: lawyer-sleuth Loren Mensing, scamster Milo Turner, lady cop Gene Holt, along with a bevy of stand-alones, including “Open Letter to Survivors.” Fittingly, as many of the stories appeared first in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Nevins provides an introduction recalling fondly his early mentoring by EQMM’s founding editor Fred Dannay. The author adds historical notes in an afterword to each story. NIGHT FORMS by Francis M. Nevins 378 pages. $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-935797-00-5