Friday, December 14, 2007

Jake Doherty

Retired newspaperman Jake Doherty turned to crime writing with his first novel, The Rankin Files (2002). Doherty, who lives near Owen Sound, often draws on his stints as publisher of The Hamilton Spectator, the Kingston Whig Standard and the Owen Sound Sun Times. Now at work on his second novel, Finding Fergus, he has written five short stories for the Osprey Media Summer Mystery Series. In the 1970s he co-authored a non-fiction work, Bears and Sheep for McClelland and Stewart. Doherty is New Brunswickborn and has degrees from St. Francis Xavier in Nova Scotia and Columbia University in New York. He appears this evening as co-editor and contributor to Mystery Ink, an anthology published by Ginger Press in June of 2007.

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