Dublin, D.H. [A pseudonym] (Jonathan McGoran)

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Dublin, D.H. [A pseudonym] (Jonathan McGoran)

PERSONAL:

Married; children: one. Education: Attended college.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Elkins Park, PA. Agent—Kim Lionetti, BookEnds, LLC, 136 Long Hill Rd., Gillette, NJ 07933. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Writer and editor. Has worked as a freelance copywriter.

WRITINGS:

Body Trace, Berkley (New York, NY), 2006.

Blood Poison: A C.S.U. Investigation, Berkley (New York, NY), 2007.

Editor of the Weavers Way Shuttle.

SIDELIGHTS:

D.H. Dublin is a pseudonym for Jonathan McGoran. His debut novel, Body Trace, is the first in his forensic crime series based in Philadelphia and featuring Madison Cross, a former star medical student who leaves medicine behind and joins the Philadelphia Police Department Crime Scenes Unit. Body Trace finds the rookie Madison, whose deceased father was a cop, teamed with Melissa Rourke on a case involving the drug deaths of two university sorority sisters. Under pressure from her uncle, David Cross, who oversees the unit, Madison and her partner set out to resolve the case as accidental deaths but quickly end up alienating local politicians and the university president when Madison insists that the evidence just does not add up to accidental overdoses. Instead, she believes that the girls were murdered, and her suspicions are leaked to the newspaper. Eventually, Madison's investigation leads her to the local crime underworld in some of the worst sections of Philadelphia. A Publishers Weekly contributor noted that the author's "detailed approach and lively characters make an immersive read." In a review on the Who-Dunnit.com Web site, Alan Paul Curtis wrote that the author "provides a slightly new twist on a very well-worn theme, and does it with flair and panache."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Publishers Weekly, July 24, 2006, review of Body Trace, p. 42.

ONLINE

Book Ends Blog,http://bookendslitagency.blogspot.com/ (September 14, 2006), author interview.

Jonathan McGoran My Space Web site,http://www.myspace.com/jonmcgoran (April 21, 2007).

Jonathan McGoran Web site,http://www.jmcgoran.com (September 21, 2007).

Who Dunnit,http://who-dunnit.com/ August 23, 2006), Alan Paul Curtis, review of Body Trace.

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