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James Swain

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James Swain is the national bestselling author of Take Down, Bad Action, and the Tony Valentine Series. His books have been translated into a dozen languages and have been selected as Mysteries of the Year by Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. Swain has received a Florida Book Award for fiction, and in 2006 he was awarded France’s prestigious Prix Calibre .38 for Best American Crime Writing. When he isn’t writing novels and screenplays, he enjoys researching gambling scams and cons, a subject on which he’s considered an expert.

Genres: Mystery, Horror
Non fiction
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Barry Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2018) : Super Con
Barry Awards Best Thriller nominee (2019) : The King Tides
Barry Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2020) : No Good Deed