J R Ripley
J.R. Ripley is the creator of the Tony Kozol mystery series as well as other works of fiction. He has written literary, popular fiction, mystery and crime novels, YA and children's books, among other genres. He headed the Edgar committee for Best Original Paperback Novel and sat on the Best Short Story Committee as a member of the Mystery Writers of America. He has sat on the Hammett Award committee for Best Novel as a member of the International Association of Crime Writers.