PRAISE FOR JOHN SHANNON
—Michael Harris, Los Angeles Times
—Kevin Smith, January Magazine
—Patrick Millikin, The Poisoned Pen
—Dick Adler, Chicago Tribune
—Bestselling author Bruce Alexander
John Shannon grew up in San Pedro, L.A.’s gritty harbor, amidst the sons and daughters of longshoremen and fishermen. He went to Pomona College and UCLA, where he received an MFA in film. He has worked on a newspaper, as a technical writer and video producer, and taught school in Africa. He has lived in England for extended periods, and he spent much of the 1970s as a political activist in the anti-war movement.
He published four novels before embarking on the Jack Liffey books, a series of mysteries that are set in the various ethnic communities, forgotten suburbs and volatile subcultures of Los Angeles, slowly assembling a jigsaw puzzle portrait of America at the turn of the millennium.