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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Shelly Reuben  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1945 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Reuben was born in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

The ideas for many of Shelly Reuben's books come from the cases she investigates as a licensed private detective and certified fire investigator. Shelly also writes two newspaper columns and regularly contributes to ''The Forensic Examiner''. She currently resides in New York City.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- ''Julian Solo'' nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for an Edgar Award (best first novel) and by the Libertarian Futurist Society for a Prometheus Award in 1988 ''Origin & Cause'' was nominated for a Falcon Award by the Maltese Falcon Society of Japan ''The Man With the Glass Heart'', was a Freedom Book Club selection.