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Jim Swain

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Jim Swain
BornJames Paul Swain
June 7, 1956
New York

CategoriesBooks by Jim Swain

James Swain (b.1956) is an American crime fiction author and magician.


Swain has written at least fifteen fiction and non-fiction books. Many of these have been translated into twelve different foreign languages. He has used two main character 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 are "Mysteries of the Year" by Publisher's Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. He has also 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 also received reward 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.

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