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Jeremiah Healy is an accomplished speaker and interview subject with a wide-ranging knowledge of publishing, writing, and the crime and mystery genre, both in the U.S. and abroad. In 2000, he became the first American to be elected worldwide president of the International Association of Crime Writers, and has spoken at the Smithsonian Institution's Literature Series, The Boston Globe Book Festival, the Sorbonne in Paris, and at conferences in England, Canada, Spain, Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic, as well as the United States. He also speaks eloquently and honestly on the subject of men's health and prostate cancer, a disease he himself has fought.

Recent Press Releases (PDF files)
A Stain Upon the Robe optioned for movie
Fiction Based On Fact
2 Healy + 2 Devane = 4 New Books
Healy website launched

To arrange an interview or for additional information, contact Sandy Balzo at Balzo Communications, BalzoCom@aol.com or 262-784-2591.

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Jeremiah Healy is the award-winning author of the John Francis Cuddy private-investigator series and (under the pseudonym "Terry Devane") the Mairead O'Clare legal-thriller series, both set primarily in Boston.

Healy has written seventeen novels and over sixty short stories. The Mairead O'Clare legal thrillers from Putnam/Berkley are UNCOMMON JUSTICE, JUROR NUMBER ELEVEN, and A STAIN UPON THE ROBE, which has been optioned for Hollywood by Flatiron Films (producer of PAY IT FORWARD, starring Helen Hunt and Kevin Spacey).

Healy's later Cuddy novels include RESCUE, INVASION OF PRIVACY, THE ONLY GOOD LAWYER, and SPIRAL. A stand-alone private-eye thriller, TURNABOUT, appeared from Five Star in December, 2001, and the second collection of his Cuddy short stories, CUDDY PLUS ONE, was published by Crippen & Landru in the summer of 2003. The first collection of Healy's non-Cuddy stories, OFF-SEASON AND OTHER STORIES, appeared from Five Star in June, 2003.

Fifteen of Healy's novels or short stories have won or been nominated for the Shamus Award.

Mairead O'Clare Legal Thrillers
A Stain Upon the Robe (2003)
Juror Number Eleven (2002)
Uncommon Justice (2001)

John Francis Cuddy Private Investigator Series
Spiral (1999)
The Only Good Lawyer (1998) (Shamus nominee)
Invasion of Privacy (1996) (Shamus nominee)
Rescue (1995)
Act of God (1994)
Foursome (1993) (Shamus nominee)
Shallow Graves (1992) (Shamus nominee)
Right to Die (1991)
Yesterday's News (1989)
Swan Dive (1988) (Shamus nominee)
So Like Sleep (1987)
The Staked Goat (1986) (Shamus winner)
Blunt Darts (1984) (Shamus nominee)

Other novels by Jeremiah Healy
Turnabout (2001)
The Stalking of Sheilah Quinn (1998)

A graduate of Rutgers College and Harvard Law School, Healy was a professor at the New England School of Law for eighteen years, before turning to writing full time.

Healy served as President of the Private Eye Writers of America for two years, and is a past Awards Chair for the Shamus. In October 2000, he was elected President of the International Association of Crime Writers (IACW). Books of his have been translated into French, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, and German. He was toastmaster at the 1996 World Mystery Convention (Bouchercon), and was the International Guest of Honor at Bouchercon 2004 in Toronto.

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