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Annette Meyers

Annette Meyers has a long history on Broadway, where she was assistant to producer-director Harold Prince for sixteen years, and on Wall Street, where she spent sixteen years as an executive search and management consultant.

Hedging is Annette Meyer’s eighth novel featuring headhunters Xenia Smith and Leslie Wetzon, who stumble over bodies on Wall Street and Broadway. Her stand-alone novel Repentances is psychological suspense, the setting: 1936, in New York’s Jewish immigrant community.

Meyers’ Olivia Brown series (Free Love, Murder Me Now) set in 1920, Greenwich Village, features a young woman poet in the mode of Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Her short stories have been published in many anthologies, including the Houghton Mifflin annual Best American Mystery Stories, 2002. Her most recent novel is the standalone police procedural Something Darker.

As Maan Meyers, she and her husband Martin have co-authored seven books and numerous short stories in The Dutchman historical mystery series set in 17th, 18th and 19th century New York.

She is a former president of Sisters in Crime and the International Association of Crime Writers, North America. Other professional memberships include, Mystery Writers of America, The Authors Guild, Private Eye Writers of America.

Annette Meyers

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Martin Meyers (1934-2014)

Martin Meyers, actor and writer, is the author of five detective novels originally published by Popular Library, now back in print from iUniverse, all featuring private detective Patrick Hardy. Meyers novelized the Cher movie, Suspect, for Bantam and wrote for Scholastic Publications.

The Dutchman, published by Doubleday, is the first of 7 novels in a series of history mysteries set in New York in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, written in collaboration with his wife Annette Meyers, and using the pseudonym Maan Meyers.

Maan Meyers’ short stories, “The High Constable and the Visiting Author” and “The High Constable and the Rochester Rappers” have appeared in the anthologies Crime Through Time and Crime Through Time II. Agatha nominated “The Peculiar Events on Riverside Drive,” appeared in the Signet anthology Mystery Street “The Dutchman And The Wrongful Heir” appeared in The Mammoth Book Of New Historical Whodunits. In The Mammoth Book of Jacobean Whodunnits: “The Dutchman and the Madagascar Pirates.” In The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction: “Forty Morgan Silver Dollars.” In Manhattan Noir: “The Organ Grinder. In Flesh and Blood 3: “The Daffodil.”

“Blonde Noire,” a short story by Annette Meyers and Martin Meyers was published in the anthology, Marilyn: Shades of Blonde. In the anthology Flesh and Blood 3: “The Daffodil.”

Short stories by Martin Meyers: “The Girl, the Body, and the Kitchen Sink,” in the anthology The Private Eyes. “Pick Up” in the anthology Flesh and Blood 2. “Snake Rag,” in the anthology Murder….and All That Jazz is the prequel and inspiration for “Snake Rag,” the novel, featuring jazz pianist and private eye Vito Monte. In Argosy Magazine: “Mr. Quincy’s Different Drummer.” In the anthology Manhattan Noir: “What Do They Have to Hit?” In Crime Square: “Nothing is Even What it Seems.” In Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine: “Nate Devlin’s Money.”

In February, 2001, Meyers and his wife Annette were the subjects of an interview about their life and work on a segment for CBS Sunday Morning.

Annette & Martin Meyers

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