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Max Byrd

USA flag (b.1942)

Max Byrd was born in Atlanta, Georgia and now lives in northern California.

He was educated at Harvard and at King's College, Cambridge, England. He has taught English at Yale and the University of California, Davis, though he left academia some time ago to become a full-time writer. During his teaching years he published a number of scholarly books and articles about 18th-century literature, which now rest in moldy obscurity in a few stately libraries.

Genres: Mystery
Shamus Awards Best Paperback original winner (1982) : California Thriller

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