William Heffernan

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(Heffernan, William) Before he turned to fiction writing thirty-six years ago, William Heffernan was a New York City newspaper reporter who was nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize. These days, Heffernan is the Edgar Award-winning author of nineteen novels, including the international best sellers The Corsican and The Dinosaur Club, as well as The Dead Detective, When Johnny Came Marching Home, A Time Gone By, Cityside, and Beulah Hill. In his latest detective novel, The Scientology Murders: A Dead Detective Novel (Dead Detective Mysteries) (Akashic), a series of murders in Florida have left the police force baffled and Detective Harry Doyle’s much-loved adoptive father seriously wounded. As his investigation becomes personal, Doyle―known to his peers as the Dead Detective—finds he must penetrate one of the most private institutions in the country in order to track down those responsible.