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Sam Reaves

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aka Dominic Martell

Sam Reaves was raised in small Midwestern towns but has lived in Chicago or its environs for most of his life. He has also lived or made extended journeys in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East and speaks five foreign languages fluently. He has worked as a translator and a teacher. He was president of the Midwest Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America from 2001 to 2003. He has published nine novels prior to Mean Town Blues, six as Sam Reaves and three as Dominic Martell. He lives in Evanston, Illinois with his wife, son and daughter.

Genres: Mystery
Pascual Rose (as by Dominic Martell)
   1. Lying, Crying, Dying (1998)
   2. The Republic of Night (1999)
   3. Gitana (2001)
Non fiction
   Mob Cop (2015) (with Fred Pascente)
Sam Reaves recommends
No Place to Die (2010)
(Sean Richardson, book 1)
James L Thane
"No Place to Die is a two-in-one treat, a convincing police procedural bolted to a nail-biter suspense novel."

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