Neil Low spins tales of mystery & suspense set in 1940's Seattle. The Alan Stewart Mystery Series from Tigress Publishing includes: Thick as Thieves, Sign of the Dragon, & his latest thriller, Unreasonable Persuasion--which ended 2010 as the #3 trade paperback sold in Seattle (Independent Mystery Booksellers Association). The next installment of the series, Unholy Alliance, is due out fall 2011 from Tigress Publishing.
From shady hotels to catacombs under Chinatown and real-life local murder mysteries, Low expertly weaves elements of Seattle’s colorful past into the exploits of 1940’s Seattle Private Investigator Alan Stewart. Since his debut novel Thick as Thieves (Tigress Publishing, 2008), Low has been receiving solid praise and attention. Noted true crime author Ann Rule strongly endorsed Low’s debut, “No one can write about cops and robbers like a real police officer. When they are good they are very, very good, and Captain Neil Low is very good as he magically captures another era in his new book.”
Thick as Thieves,the first installment in the Alan Stewart Mystery Series, ended 2008 as the Independent Mystery Bookseller Association’s #3 trade paperback sold in Seattle. In addition, it was named a “Readers Favorite” by Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn. Low’s follow-up novel Sign of the Dragon (Tigress Publishing, 2009) ended 2009 at the #2 position. For more information, visit Low's official website at www.neillow.com .
Currently Night Duty Commander with the Seattle Police Department, Low has been with the SPD for over 40 years. Throughout his career, he has commanded a variety of areas including Homicide and Violent Crimes, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Internal Affairs, and Advanced Training.
Low began his writing career when he returned to the University of Washington’s Bothell campus to complete his college degree. A Seattle native and graduate of Shoreline High School, Low now lives in Snohomish county with his wife and daughters. All three novels are available at independent bookstores and on-line retailers now. Low is available for author readings and guest appearances.
In support of his writing career, Low has held a number of signings and participated in special events such as the Tigress Wine and Words with Authors series and the Tigress Publishing Murder Mystery Tour featuring Neil Low--a behind the scenes walking tour focusing on Seattle's seedy past and notorious crime scenes in Pioneer Square.
Low has been featured regularly in print media, as well as on local talk radio and television, and has been a keynote speaker and panelist for such varied organizations as the City Arts Fest, NW Mystery Writers of America, the University of Washington, and WaState C.O.P.S. As a guest or speaker, Low engages audiences with lively tales of Seattle’s seedy past; behind-the-scenes looks at real-life crime solving; the trials and tribulations of completing an education and launching a second career during the later stages of life, and how he personally approaches the writing process. With his wide ranging experience and extensive knowledge of Seattle's colorful past, Low makes a compelling interview or guest.