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Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Mystery

Born: Boston, Massachusetts


Illinois Connection

Harvey lives in Chicago and most of his books are based there as well. He attended Northwestern Illinois University and owns the bar ''The Hidden Shamrock'' in Chicago, which regularly hosts literary events and readings.

Biographical and Professional Information

Michael Harvey is a writer, journalist and documentary producer. He is the co-creator, writer, and executive producer of the television series ''Cold Case Files'', as well as an Academy Award-nominee for his documentary ''Eyewitness'', and is a former investigative producer for CBS in Chicago. His work has won numerous national and international awards, including multiple news Emmys, two Primetime Emmy nominations, and an Academy Award nomination. He earned a law degree at Duke, a masters in journalism from Northwestern in Evanston, Illinois and a bachelor's degree in classical languages from Holy Cross College in Massachesetts. Harvey was born and raised in Boston and graduated from Boston Latin School.

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