|Location||Rye, New York, United States|
|Introduction||This Private Plot, Alan's third novel in the Oliver Swithin comic mystery series is now available, published by Poisoned Pen Press.|
An Embarrassment of Corpses, which marked the debut of children's book author Oliver and his peculiar circle of friends, was voted one of the "100 Best Mysteries of All Time" by The Bookshop Blog. Oliver and Company's second outing was Murdering Ministers.
|Interests||My kids, my dog, photography, words and language, Shakespeare, music and songwriting, more dogs, walking, cryptic crossword puzzles, movies, maps, London history, typography, genealogy, basically anything for about two minutes (I have ADD)|
|Favorite Movies||Kind Hearts and Coronets, My Life as a Dog, A Canterbury Tale, The Big Sleep, This is Spinal Tap, Monty Python's Life of Brian, King Kong, American Dreamer, Gregory's Girl, His Girl Friday, Bringing Up Baby, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Tall Guy, Amelie|
|Favorite Music||Ralph Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten, Josef Haydn, Gerald Finzi, Maurice Ravel, Robb Johnson, The Beatles, Richard Thompson, Stephen Sondheim, Kate Bush, Jake Thackray, Cleo Laine, Joni Mitchell, Jane Monheit, Pet Shop Boys|
|Favorite Books||Through the Looking Glass, Bleak House, Humfrey Clinker (Smollet), everything by P.G. Wodehouse, anything by Ogden Nash, any mystery written by my friends|