Interview Jim Musgrave

opics of conversation:

  • The future of reading electronically.
  • Racism and anti-Semitism in the world.
  • Independent versus commercial publishing.
  • Steampunk fiction as a genre to work in.

Jim Musgrave was born in Fall River, Massachusetts. He worked for Caltech in Pasadena and continues to use his fascination with technology in his "Detective Pat O'Malley Steampunk Mystery" series. Jim was also a professor of English for 24 years, and he runs an editing business with his wife, Ellen, in San Diego. He has won many awards, including being a finalist in the Bram Stoker Awards and the Heekin Foundation Awards.

For more information on Musgrave and his books visit his website at



It’s 1866 in New York City. Civil War Vet and Detective Pat O’Malley’s biggest case returns him to the deep, dark South to search for the kidnapped wealthiest inventor and entrepreneur in America. But the widening gyre of anti-Semitism and racism pulls him down into the pit of hell itself. Disguised as an Oxford England Professor, O’Malley infiltrates the anti-Semites’ group and travels with his partners, Becky Charming and his father, Robert, down to a Collierville, Tennessee mansion.

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