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John F. Dobbyn

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John F. Dobbyn is an American mystery writer and Professor of Law at the Villanova University School of Law. His Devlin and Knight short story "Trumpeter Swan," published in the February 2004 issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, was a finalist for the Shamus Award for Best Short Story from the Private Eye Writers of America. He lives in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania with his wife Lois.

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message 6: by John

John Dobbyn Thank you, Jeannie and Louis. You are my favorite kind of people. I wish you many hours of good reading as well. Might you take a look at my website? johndobbyn.com
Very best wishes.
John


message 5: by John

John Dobbyn Jeannie and Louis wrote: "John, Thank you for your friendship here on Goodreads. We love books and learning about new (to us,) books.
Have a great year reading/writing.

Jeannie and Louis"


Jeannie and Louis wrote: "John, Thank you for your friendship here on Goodreads. We love books and learning about new (to us,) books.
Have a great year reading/writing.

Jeannie and Louis"



message 4: by John

John Dobbyn Hi Beth:
A real pleasure to meet you. I LOVE your titles. You go for the two-worders too. My wife, Lois, comes up with all my titles - so far, Neon Dragon (about the Chinese tong), Frame Up (international art theft and forgery), Black Diamond (horse racing). I plan to join your group as soon as preparations for the release of my next in the series, Deadly Diamonds is released on Sept. 3, and the pace here slackens.
I look forward to your contests as well. Way to go! Best wishes, John


message 3: by Beth

Beth Hi John,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this mystery author on Goodreads! I hope you will put my books, A Real Basket Case, To Hell in a Handbasket, Deadly Currents, Wicked Eddies, and my June release, Fatal Descent, on your to-read list. If you'd like to enter a contest for free mystery books, sign up for my email newsletter at: http://bethgroundwater.com/ . You're also welcome to join my Q & A group at: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1... where I have another contest going on.
- Beth


message 2: by John

John Dobbyn Thank you, Peg. My pleasure. Very best wishes,
John


message 1: by Peg

Peg Brantley Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, John.


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