Peter J. Heck





Peter J. Heck


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Chestertown, Maryland, The United States
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Peter Jewell Heck (born Chestertown, Maryland) is an American science fiction and mystery author. His books include the "Mark Twain Mysteries"—historical whodunits featuring the famous author as a detective—and the "Phule's Company" series, in collaboration with Robert Asprin, best described as "F-Troop in space".

Heck has also been an editor at Ace Books (where he edited Lynn S. Hightower and Robert J. Sawyer, among others), and created the SF newsletter Xignals and its mystery equivalent Crime Times for the Waldenbooks chain. He is also a regular reviewer for Asimov's Science Fiction and Kirkus Reviews.

In 2007, Heck began working as a reporter at the Kent County News in Chestertown, MD, where he and his wife moved after a number of years i
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Average rating: 3.78 · 8,212 ratings · 308 reviews · 97 distinct works
Death on the Mississippi (M...

3.17 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1995 — 3 editions
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A Connecticut Yankee in Cri...

3.50 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1996 — 3 editions
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The Mysterious Strangler (M...

3.38 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2000
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The Guilty Abroad (Mark Twa...

3.31 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1999
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The Prince and the Prosecut...

3.80 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Tom's Lawyer (Mark Twain My...

3.21 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
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Tom's Lawyer

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Phule Me Twice (Phule's Com...

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Phule's Errand (Phule's Com...

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