Richard Cass graduated from Colby College in Maine, where he wrote and studied poetry and was a Senior Scholar. He is the author of the six-book Elder Darrow jazz mystery series. The first book in the series won the 2018 Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction. The fifth, Sweetie Bogan’s Sorrow, won the Nancy Pearl Librarians’ Prize for Genre Fiction. Dick has also published a standalone novel called The Last Altruist and a book of short stories entitled Gleam of Bone.