Jeremiah Healy is the creator of the John Francis Cuddy private-investigator series and the author (under the pseudonym "Terry Devane") of the Mairead O'Clare legal thrillers. Of his eighteen novels and three collections of short stories, fifteen have either won or been nominated for the Shamus Award.
A former sheriff's officer and military police captain, Healy is a graduate of Rutgers College and the Harvard Law School. He practiced law in Boston before teaching for eighteen years at New England Law--Boston.
Healy's first novel, BLUNT DARTS, was published in 1984 and introduced Cuddy, the Boston-based private eye who has become his best-known character. Moral, honest--and violent, when need-be--Cuddy focuses on solving cases that have fallen through the cracks of the formal judicial system. Healy is currently at work on the fourteenth Cuddy novel.