Francis M. Nevins has been a legal aid lawyer, a law school professor, an enthusiastic scholar of classic mystery fiction (particularly the work of Cornell Woolrich), and—for almost forty years—an accomplished author of short stories and novels. He has won an Edgar award twice from the Mystery Writers of America, for books on Ellery Queen and Woolrich. His collection of essays on the legal dimensions of fiction and the law--Judges & Justice & Lawyers & Law--was also nominated for an Edgar. A retired law professor, Nevins lives in Missouri.
Perfect Crime Books is delighted to have published a number of Francis Nevins's books, including an assembly of early Woolrich stories in Love and Night, a definitive biography of Ellery Queen, the volume of law-and-fiction essays, reprints of two Milo Turner scam novels, and Night Forms, which brings together a major part of Nevins's distinguished short fiction.