Dorien Grey
AUTHOR

Dorien Grey

Born Roger Margason in Rockford, Illinois, far too many years ago, Dorien emerged, like Athena from the sea, full-blown with the first book in the Dick Hardesty Mystery series in 2000. Roger, a lifelong book and magazine editor, is in charge of all the details of day-to-day living, allowing Dorien full freedom to write books and blogs. The Dick Hardesty series was followed by the Elliott Smith Mystery series, which now alternates with the Dick Hardesty series.

Dorien emerged partly because Roger has always resented reality. It is far too capricious and too often unkind and unfair. Roger avoids reflective surfaces whenever possible. Having Dorien as an alter ego allows the "duo" to create their own reality, and worlds over which they have some degree of control.

Both are incurable romantics, believing strongly in things which reality views too often with contempt, such as happy endings, true love, and the baic goodness of people.

As the real-life spokesman for the pair and using "I" for both, the one personal characteristic in which I take great pride, and which has been my rock throughout life is that I never, ever, takes myself too seriously. If one has a choice between positive and negative, why would anyone (though too many people do) opt for the negative? Life is not always kind, but it is a gift beyond measure, and one which must all too soon be given back. I really try to enjoy and be thankful for ever single day allotted to me.

For most people, children are their posterity. For me, as a gay man, it is my words which will, I hope, stand as evidence that I was here (albeit, no matter how long I may live, never long enough to suit me).

And because written words are nothing unless someone reads them, I am heavily reliant on my readers, who I sincerely consider to be partners and traveling companions on every journey my writing embarks on.

I invite you, individually and personally, to join me. And you are cordially invited to visit my website: www.doriengrey.com

Read more Read less
You're getting a free audiobook.
$14.95 per month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Best Sellers

    • The Good Cop

    • A Dick Hardesty Mystery
    • By: Dorien Grey
    • Narrated by: Jeff Frez-Albrecht
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 32

    One of the residual spots of conflict in gay rights is the police force, and this audiobook confronts that conflict head-on with the murder of a gay policeman....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a fantastic story

    • By Laura G. Miller on 06-01-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Calico

    • By: Dorien Grey
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Sewell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    An old-fashioned 'they-don't-write-em-like-that-anymore' feel-good Western romance with a kick - and enough mystery and adventure to keep you riveted to the very end....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Calico by Dorien Grey - well worth listening to

    • By Sharon on 06-01-13

    Regular price: $18.49

    • The Butcher's Son

    • A Dick Hardesty Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Dorien Grey
    • Narrated by: Jeff Frez-Albrecht
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    Did the rabidly homophobic chief of police with political ambitions murder one of his identical-twin sons for being gay....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dick to the rescue!

    • By Jennifer on 10-18-13

    Regular price: $18.49

    • The Hired Man: A Dick Hardesty Mystery

    • Dick Hardesty Series
    • By: Dorien Grey
    • Narrated by: Jeff Frez-Albrecht
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    In the continuing saga of Dick Hardesty, gay P.I., he is hired to protect the interests of a gay/bisexual escort service when a client is murdered....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Could Not Figure This One Out!

    • By HaloLove on 01-10-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The 9th Man

    • 2nd Edition (Dick Hardesty Mysteries)
    • By: Dorien Grey
    • Narrated by: Jeff Frez-Albrecht
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    A serial killer is stalking the gay community and the police are largely ignoring them because all the victims are gay....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good short Mystery

    • By Jennifer on 10-31-13

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Bar Watcher

    • By: Dorien Grey
    • Narrated by: Jeff Frez-Albrecht
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    When the manager of an elite local bath is stabbed to death, attorney Glen O'Banyon hires Dick Hardesty to check into it....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Bar Watcher by Dorien Grey

    • By Sharon on 12-26-13

    Regular price: $18.49

    • The Paper Mirror

    • A Dick Hardesty Mystery, Book 10
    • By: Dorien Grey
    • Narrated by: Jim Hickey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    At the gala opening of a new library filled with homosexual writings collected by the late Charles Burrows, Dick Hardesty and his partner Jonathan are enjoying a rare night out....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Popsicle Tree

    • A Dick Hardesty Mystery, Volume 9
    • By: Dorien Grey
    • Narrated by: Jim Hickey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Following the death of the parents of Jonathan's four-year-old nephew Joshua, Dick and his partner find themselves in a new role: parents....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Serpent's Tongue

    • Dick Hardesty Mystery, Volume 15
    • By: Dorien Grey
    • Narrated by: Jeff Frez-Albrecht
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    The objectivity so vital to Dick’s role as a private investigator goes out the window as he pursues one lead after another, and it begins to look like Dan wasn’t the target after all....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm a fan of Dorien's and now of audiobooks as wel

    • By Sharon on 11-21-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Aaron's Wait

    • Elliott Smith Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Dorien Grey
    • Narrated by: Jim Hickey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Aaron Stiles is dead. He's been dead for four years, but doesn’t seem to know it. He's waiting for his partner Bill to come home, and until that happens, he’s not going anywhere....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!

    • By HaloLove on 01-21-15

    Regular price: $18.49

Are you an author?

Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography.