Kevin F. McMurray, who lives in upstate NY, has excellent credentials for writing this book. He is an experienced investigative journalist and book author who has been writing about true crime and adventure stories for nearly two decades. His articles on notorious crimes, such as the D.B. Cooper air piracy case, the unsolved LaGuardia Airport terrorist bombing, and the murder of thirteen-year-old Matthew Margolies in Greenwich, Connecticut, have appeared in Connecticut Magazine, Chic, Oui, and other publications.
His true crime books include If You Really Loved Me (St. Martin’s Press, 2005); A Family Cursed, The Kissel Dynasty, a Gilded Fortune and Two Brutal Murders (St. Martin’s Press, 2007); Desire Turned Deadly, The True Story of a Beautiful Girl, Her Teenage Sweetheart and the Love that Ended in Murder. (St. Martin’s Press, 2009); and One Dark Night, A Story of Deceit, Desire and Murder in a Peaceful Town (St. Martin’s Press, 2010).
He has also written two history/adventure books, the well-received Deep Descent: Adventure and Death Diving the Andrea Doria (Simon & Schuster, 2001), and Dark Descent: Diving and the Deadly Allure of the Empress of Ireland (McGraw-Hill, 2004).