John Francis Cuddy
Created by Jeremiah Healy (1948-2014)
P.I. JOHN FRANCIS CUDDY is based in Beantown and, at least in the early novels, seems to have been based quite clearly on that 1980's Boston success story Spenser. But he's coming along quite nicely now, all on his own, thank you. And how many private eyes seek out advice, or carry on conversations with their dead wives?
One of the most consistently entertaining series of the eighties and nineties (and beyond), the Cuddy books and stories are routinely nominated for Shamus and other mystery awards. Blunt Darts, Swan Dive, Shallow Graves, Foursome and Invasion of Privacy have all been nominated for Shamuses and the second book in the series, The Staked Goat, actually won. And the short stories have also been regularly graced with nominations, and even occasional wins.
Jeremiah Healy was a graduate of Rutgers College and Harvard Law School, and was a professor at the New England School of Law for eighteen years. He also served as president of the Private Eye Writers of America.
The official web site for Healy and his pen name. "Either way, it's about justice."
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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