Joseph Goodrich is an author and dramatist whose plays have been produced internationally. Panic, published by Samuel French, received the 2008 Edgar Award for Best Play. His short story "Murder in the Sixth" was included in The Rich and the Dead, a Mystery Writers of America anthology edited by Nelson DeMille. His nonfiction has appeared in CrimeSpree and Mystery Scene magazines.
Reviewing Goodrich's Blood Relations: The Selected Letters of Ellery Queen 1947-1950, Francis M. Nevins said, "What a treasure! . . . literally a blow-by-blow account of the creation of three of the strongest Queen novels." And William Link called it a "Superlative book . . . jaw-dropping revelations."