has been abusing mystery readers for over 30 years. His first sale was to the late Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine -- $25 on publication. The money has gotten a little better, but mystery writers are fatalistic about $. After all, the motto of the Mystery Writers of America is "Crime does not pay --- enough".
Alexander's had a menagerie of protagonists over the years, some scary, some funny, most strange. The majority tried hard not to be heroic, as heroism can be harmful to one's health.
Many lead roles were filled by a police superintendent of the capital city of a mythical
Southeast Asian nation and a Mayan private detective in Mexico's Yucatan.
Some years ago, Linda Landrigan, editor of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, foisted his latest leading man on an unsuspecting readership, a standup comic by the name of Buster Hightower.
DISAPPEARED, first novel in the Buster Hightower series, was published by Five Star in 2010, ZILLIONAIRE, 2nd in the series, in 2011.
INTERLOCK, the 3rd, was released in 2012. LOOT, the 4th, will appear in Sept. 2013.