Before he became a mystery writer and reviewer, Brookins was a freelance photographer, a Public Television program director, a Cable TV administrator, and a counselor and faculty member at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He has reviewed mystery fiction for the Saint Paul Pioneer Press and for Mystery Scene Magazine. His reviews appear at Barnes & Noble and Amazon Internet sites, on his own web site, Books n’ Bytes, and on the popular news group, DorothyL. Several authors with blogs carry his reviews as well. Brookins is an avid recreational sailor. With his wife and friends he has sailed in many locations across the world. He is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and Private Eye Writers of America.
Brookins writes the sailing adventure series featuring Michael Tanner and Mary Whitney, the Sean Sean private investigator detective series, and the Jack Marston academic series.
SINS OF EDOM is the third adventure in the Senior Sleuth series. Featured again are retired army intelligence officer Alan Lockem and his long-time companion, Marjorie Kane. She’s a retired former exotic dancer and headliner. Together, Lockem and Kane take on puzzling cases of all sorts that may involve multiple law enforcement agencies, information trading, and nearly every other questionable activity of which humans are capable. Marjorie traveled the world as dancer Kandy Kane, read widely and learned key methods of assessing potential clients and targets. She complements Lockem’s experience and talent as a well-connected former intelligence officer in a world of turmoil and competition