Percy Spurlark Parker has been a published author since 1972 when Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine published his short story, Block Party. It was also Parker's first experience with looking at his work through an editor's eyes, since he'd entitled the story, The Oldest House on the Block. He has had a number of other stories published in Queen, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, The Strand, Woman's World, several anthologies and a few publications that are no longer with us notably Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine and Espionage Magazine. His novel credit thus far are, Good Girls Don't Get Murdered (Scribners) and The Good Looking Dead Guy (PublishAmerica)Parker has been a member of the Mystery Writers of America for over forty years. He has servered as its Mid-West Chapter president and represented the organization on various writing panels. He has also been a member of the Private Eye Writers of America since its inception.He and his wife, Shirley, said good-bye to the ice and snow of Chicago back in 1996 for the sunny skies of Las Vegas. Now retired from the nine to five grind, Parker devotes most of his time to his writing.