R. Barri Flowers

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R. Barri Flowers
R Barri Flowers at Michigan State University.jpg
R. Barri Flowers
Born Detroit, Michigan, United States
Occupation Writer
Nationality United States
Period 1980-present
Genre True crime, Teen and adult non-fiction
Subject Criminology, Thrillers, Romance
Notable works Justice Served
Masters of True Crime
Website
www.rbarriflowers.com

R. Barri Flowers (born in Detroit, Michigan) is an American mystery novelist, non-fiction author and criminologist. He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Early life and education[edit]

Flowers was born the second of five children in Michigan. He attended Mumford High School on the northwest side of Detroit. He graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor of arts degree in 1977 and a masters of science in 1980, both in criminal justice. In 2006, he was inducted into the MSU Criminal Justice Wall of Fame.[1]

Career[edit]

In 2004, after previously writing non-fiction books and short stories, Flowers wrote his first legal thriller, titled Persuasive Evidence.[2]

He has written 12 romance novels under the pseudonym "Devon Vaughn Archer" and was the first male author for Harlequin's Arabesque imprint. Midwest Book Review described Kissing the Girl Next Door, a title in the series, as romance that "flows off the page."[3]

Flowers' short story, "The Wrong End of A Gun Barrel," was included in author Curt Colbert's Seattle Noir. It was released in spring 2009 as a part of Akashic Books' noir series.[4]

He has edited two mystery and one true-crime anthology, including Masters of True Crime, released by Prometheus Books in July 2012.[5] He also writes short stories and collections.[6]

He appeared on Investigation Discovery's "Wicked Attraction" series in an episode titled "Twisted Twosome."[7] Flowers also appeared in A&E's 2008 Biography Channel crime series episode "The Love Slave Murders" about the Gerald and Charlene Gallego case depicted in his true crime book The Sex Slave Murders, an excerpt of which was printed in the February 1997 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. It was also included in Suspense Magazine's Best of 2011 books.[8]

Flowers was profiled in a Q&A article on Yahoo! Voices in May 2012.[9]

Awards[edit]

A 2005 book in the series Justice Served was nominated for a Romantic Times Award.[10]

Books[edit]

True crime[edit]

Criminology[edit]

Thrillers[edit]

Young adult fiction[edit]

Young adult fiction (under pseudonym)[edit]

Romance novels[edit]

  • Forever Sweethearts (Nov 2012) (e-book edition)

Under pseudonym[edit]

Anthologies[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wall of Fame - Past Inductees". Michigan State University site. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Reviews: Persuasive Evidence". Romance in Color. December 2004. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  3. ^ "Kissing the Girl Next Door". Midwest Book Review. December 2009. Retrieved 2012-11-05. 
  4. ^ "Fiction Review: Seattle Noir by Curt Colbert, Editor . Akashic $15.95 (268p) ISBN 978-1-933354-80-4". Publishers Weekly. 2009-04-13. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  5. ^ "Alumnus compiles crime stories". The State News. Retrieved 2016-11-25. 
  6. ^ "Alumnus compiles crime stories". The State News. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  7. ^ Wicked Attraction Episode Guide Season 1, Investigation Discovery site, August 2008, retrieved 2012-11-07 
  8. ^ "Serial Killer Couples Bonded by Sexual Depravity, Abduction and Murder (scroll down)". The Big Thrill. January 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  9. ^ "An Interview with Best-Selling True Crime Writer R. Barri Flowers". Yahoo! Voices. May 18, 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  10. ^ "Can Men Write Romance Fiction? And Do Men Read Romances?". Romance Novel TV. May 5, 2009. Retrieved 2012-11-05. 
  11. ^ "Murders in the United States: Crimes, Killers and Victims of the Twentieth Century, by R. Barri Flowers". Booklist Online. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 

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