R. J. Koreto , a business and financial journalist, has over the years been a magazine writer and editor, website manager, PR consultant, and seaman in the US Merchant Marine. A graduate of Vassar College, he is author of the Lady Frances Ffolkes mysteries, a member of Mystery Writers of America, and has been published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine . This is his second Alice Roosevelt mystery.