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MIKE JAHN

1943 -

Writing as: Mike Jahn


According to Wikipedia: "Joseph Michael Jahn (born August 4, 1943) is an American journalist, author and memoirist.

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and raised in Sayville, New York. He moved to New York City in 1966 and was educated at Dowling College, Adelphi University, and Columbia University. He spent the first decade of his career covering cultural issues, mainly by becoming, in 1968, the first full-time rock journalist of The New York Times and the first full-time rock writer for any major daily newspaper.[1] According to the Times metropolitan editor Arthur Gelb, he hired Jahn specifically to inaugurate the newspaper's coverage of rock music. One of his first assignments was to cover the Woodstock Festival.[1]

Jahn wrote more than 200 reviews of performances by rock bands and individual folk and blues artists for the New York Times between 1968 and 1971. He also wrote a column syndicated by North American Newspaper Alliance, 1967-1970, and The New York Times, 1970-1973.[2] Jahn wrote several works of nonfiction before the mid-1970s, when he switched to writing mystery/suspense fiction, eventually publishing about 50 novels and movie/TV adaptations, under his own name and several pen names. His first mystery novel, The Quark Maneuver, published by Ballantine in 1977, won an Edgar Award in 1978.[3][4]

In 1982 and using the byline Michael Jahn he began the series "The Bill Donovan Mysteries" with Night Rituals.[5] By 2008 he had published 10 novels in the series, the last being Donovan and Son, published by Five Star (Gale Centage) in 2008. "The Bill Donovan Mysteries" were highly acclaimed, and in 2011 he began reformatting them for publication in ebook edition (Kindle). By the end of 2012, six of the 10 had been published in digital format."



Series Books
 
Nick Carter Cauldron of Hell (1981)
 
The Invisible Man The Invisible Man (1975)
 
The Six Million Dollar Man Wine Women and Wars (1974)
  The Rescue Of Athena One (1975)
  The Secret Of Bigfoot (1976)
  International Incidents (1977)
 
Other The Unfortunate Replacement [Rockford Files] (1975)
  Switch #2 [Switch} (1976)
  The Deadliest Game [Rockford Files] (1976)
  Switch [Switch} (1976)
  Killer on the Heights (1977)
  The Quark Maneuver (1977)
  Shearwater (1980)
  Night Rituals [Bill Donovan] (1982)
  Death Games [Bill Donovan] (1987)
  City of God [Bill Donovan] (1992)
  Murder in the Museum of Natural History [Bill Donovan] (1994)
  Murder on Theater Row [Bill Donovan] (1997)
  Murder on Fifth Avenue [Bill Donovan] (1998)
  Murder in Central Park [Bill Donovan] (2000)