James SwainJames Swain (born June 7, 1956) is an American crime fiction author and magician.
Swain has written at more than fifteen fiction and non-fiction books. Many have been translated into twelve languages. He has used two main characters in most of his crime related and mystery books. These are Tony Valentine, a private eye and Jack Carpenter, an ex-cop turned child rescuer. Swain is lesser known for his "Magic" non-fiction books which are self-published. Swain's recent books have been declared "Mysteries of the Year" by ''Publishers Weekly'' and ''Kirkus Reviews''.
He has received two nominations for the ''Barry Award.'' In 2006, he was awarded the ''Prix Calibre 38'' for best American Crime Fiction for his Tony Valentine series. He has received an award for his fiction from "Florida Book."
The "Tony Valentine" rights were purchased in 2009 by Langley Films for theatrical purposes. An agreement allows Swain to write the first screenplay adaptation.
Swain was researching a story about poker hustling for Men's Journal in 2009 and the team of hustlers he found agreed to let him write a series of novels based on their experiences after a five-year delay, leading to the "Billy Cunningham" series. Provided by Wikipedia
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