Jeffrey Alan Marks
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Jeffrey Alan Marks

Jeffrey Marks is a long-time mystery fan and freelancer. After numerous mystery author profiles, he chose to chronicle the short but full life of mystery writer Craig Rice.

That biography (Who Was That Lady?) encouraged him to write mystery fiction. His works include Atomic Renaissance: Women Mystery Writers of the 1940s/1950s, and Criminal Appetites, an anthology of cooking related mysteries. His latest work is a biography of mystery author and critic Anthony Boucher entitled Anthony Boucher. It has been nominated for an Agatha and fittingly, won an Anthony.

He is the long-time moderator of MurderMustAdvertise, an on-line discussion group dedicated to book marketing and public relations. He is the author of Intent to Sell: Marketing the Genre Novel, the only how-to book for promoting genre fiction.

His work has won a number of awards including the Barnes and Noble Prize and he was nominated for a Maxwell award (DWAA), an Edgar (MWA), three Agathas (Malice Domestic), two Macavity awards, and three Anthony awards (Bouchercon). Today, he writes from his home in Cincinnati, which he shares with his partner and two dogs.

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    • Pulp Icons

    • Erle Stanley Gardner and His Pulp Magazine Characters
    • By: Jeffrey Marks
    • Narrated by: James C. Lewis
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    This is the only in-depth look at the over 600 pulp short stories and novelettes published by famed mystery author Erle Stanley Gardner, who would go on to write the highly successful Perry Mason series....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fascinating look into one an amazing writer

    • By Pulplife on 05-20-14
    • Erle Stanley Gardner and His Pulp Magazine Characters
    • By: Jeffrey Marks
    • Narrated by: James C. Lewis
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Release date: 11-19-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Atomic Renaissance

    • Women Mystery Writers of the 1940s and 1950s
    • By: Jeffrey Marks
    • Narrated by: Pauline Caputi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    America in the 1950s was a place of Eisenhower, the Korean Conflict, McCarthy, and Sputnik....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Scent of Murder

    • By: Jeffrey Marks
    • Narrated by: Erin Coker
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    A fun listen about the goings-on in a busy shopping mall that climax in murder in a department store. Is the scented vandalism connected with the murder?.....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Under Investigation

    • U.S. Grant Short Mysteries
    • By: Jeffrey Marks
    • Narrated by: Nick Mortise
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    These are short mysteries featuring US Grant during the Civil War....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • So-so set of short mysteries featuring U.S. Grant

    • By Elisabeth Carey on 01-19-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Intent to Sell

    • Marketing the Genre Novel
    • By: Jeffrey A. Marks
    • Narrated by: Matthew Deane
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Written by Jeffrey Marks, who holds an MBA and has worked in marketing, he walks the author through the basics of marketing from websites and press kits to touring and nominations....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Who Was That Lady?

    • Craig Rice: The Queen of Screwball Mystery
    • By: Jeffrey Marks
    • Narrated by: Natalie Baker Shirer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Craig Rice, the author of fourteen novels, countless short stories, and a number of true crime pieces, once rivaled Agatha Christie in sales....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Selected Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Jeffrey Marks
    • Narrated by: Bryan Olson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This collection represents some of the best short stories written by Jeffrey Marks, the Edgar, Anthony, and Agatha-nominated author....

    Regular price: $6.95

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