Vachss, Andrew H(enry)

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VACHSS, Andrew H(enry)

VACHSS, Andrew H(enry). American, b. 1942. Genres: Novels, Mystery/ Crime/Suspense, Horror, Plays/Screenplays, Songs/Lyrics and libretti, Criminology/True Crime, Law, Sociology. Career: Lawyer in private practice, NYC, 1976-. Formerly investigator, USPHS; Dept. of Social Services, NYC, social worker, caseworker, then unit supervisor of multi- problem ghetto casework team, 1966-69; Community Development Foundation, Norwalk, CT, urban coordinator, 1969-70; Calumet Community Congress, Lake County, IN, organizer and coordinator, 1970; Uptown Community Organization, Chicago, director, 1970-71; Libra Inc., Cambridge, MA, director, 1971; Medfield-Norfolk Prison Project, Medfield, MA, deputy director, 1971-72; Dept. of Youth Services, Boston, project director and director of Intensive Treatment Unit, 1972-73; Crime Control Coordinator's Office, Yonkers, NY, planner and analyst, 1974-75. Parade magazine, contributing editor. Publications: NOVELS: Flood, 1985; Strega, 1987; Blue Belle, 1988; Hard Candy, 1989; Blossom, 1990; Sacrifice, 1991; Shella, 1993; Down in the Zero, 1994; Footsteps of the Hawk, 1995; False Allegations, 1996; Safe House, 1998; Choice of Evil, 1999; Dead and Gone, 2000; Pain Management, 2001; Only Child, 2002; The Getaway Man, 2003; Down Here, 2004. PLAYS: Placebo, 1991; Warlord, 1991; Replay, 1993. SHORT STORIES: Born Bad, 1994; Hard Looks, 1996; Everybody Pays, 1999. OTHER: The Life-Style Violent Juvenile: The Secure Treatment Approach, 1979; The Child Abuse-Delinquency Connection: A Lawyer's View, 1989; Another Chance to Get It Right (prose-poem), 2003. Address: 420 Lexington Ave Ste 2860, New York, NY 10170-2899, U.S.A. Online address: