LACHNIT, Carroll. American. Genres: Mystery/Crime/Suspense. Career: Writer. Orange County Register, worked as staff writer, 1984-92. Orange Coast magazine, managing editor, 1999-. Publications: MYSTERY NOVELS: Murder in Brief, 1995; A Blessed Death, 1996; Akin to Death, 1998; Janie's Law, 1999. Contributor to publications. Address: c/o Berkley Prime Crime, 375 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014, U.S.A.