I was born in New York City just before the end of World War II, and raised in the Bronx. I graduated Boston University School of Medicine in 1969 and moved to San Francisco for post-graduate training. I attended medical needs of American Indians at the start of their occupation of Alcatraz.
I moved to a small island off the coast of British Columbia where I read boxes of paperback detective books by authors like Raymond Chandler (Philip Marlowe,) Dashiell Hammett (Sam Spade, Nick and Nora Charles,) and Earl der Biggers (Charlie Chan.) Detective fiction became my favorite genre.
I collected sketches over ten years for my memoirs and discovered to my dismay that I did not write very well, so I found a professional screenwriter to help me learn the craft. Rich Krevolin, professor of screenwriting at USC and UCLA, helped me develop a cinematic style, demonstrating character traits rather than describing them.
I'm from NYC so I talk fast and so do my characters. I have fond memories of the 1950s, so my series is set in 1950s NYC. The Case was my first book about a young female law student investigating for a law firm during the day and going to NYU Law School at night.
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The Case by Marc Hirsch
Hard Case by Marc Hirsch
And coming soon:
The Con Case by Marc Hirsch
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