J. L. Abramo was born in the oceanside paradise of Brooklyn, New York on Raymond Chandler’s 59th birthday. Abramo is a card carrying member of the Mystery Writers of America and the Screen Actors’ Guild. Catching Water in a Net was the recipient of the St. Martin’s Press/Private Eye Writers of America Award for Best First Private Eye Novel. Abramo was honored to have the Jake Diamond series…Catching Water in a Net, Clutching At Straws and Counting To Infinity…included among the first titles from Down and Out Books. Abramo’s stand-alone crime novel…Gravesend…is a new addition to the impressive and ever growing D&OB catalog…published in trade paperback and eBook. Chasing Charlie Chan, a prequel to the Jake Diamond trilogy featuring Jimmy Pigeon, will be released in Spring 2013.