David Corbett

David  Corbett

David Corbett (b. 1962) was a novelist before he became a novelist. 1953) worked for the San Francisco private detective firm Palladino & Sutherland for fifteen years, working on a number of high-profile cases. He left in 1995 to assist his wife in opening her own law office, and in 2000 he sold his first novel, The Devil's Redhead, a thriller about a rehabilitated pot smuggler seeking to save his ex-girlfriend from the lethal repercussions of her own mistaken sympathy. Done for a Dime (2003), Corbett's second novel, begins with the murder of a blues legend and evolves into a war for the soul of a tiny community. It was a New York Times Notable Book, and Mystery Readers International nominated it for a Macavity Award.

After that, there was Blood of Paradise (2007), which was nominated for the Edgar Award and a slew of other accolades. The Washington Post called it one of the Top Ten Mysteries and Thrillers of 2007. It was selected a San Francisco Chronicle Noteworthy Book and Read More chevron_right