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Jim Fusilli

Jim Fusilli serves as rock and pop critic for The Wall Street Journal. The author of the four Terry Orr novels — Closing Time, A Well-Known Secret, Tribeca Blues, and Hard, Hard City — his novel Narrows Gate was the first original manuscript by a single author acquired by Audible, the audiobook publisher, who published it in 2010. AmazonEncore published the print edition in 2011. Amazon will also publish Fusilli's new Samaritan mystery series under their Thomas & Mercer imprint.

He was editor of, and contributed a chapter to, The Chopin Manuscript, Audible’s best-selling “serial thriller,” which was named Audiobook of the Year by the Audio Publishers Association.  He edited and contributed a chapter to its sequel, The Copper Bracelet.

His short story, “Chellini’s Solution,” appeared in the 2007 edition of The Best American Mystery Stories, and his story “The Guardian” was selected for A Prisoner of Memory, a 2008 anthology of the year’s finest mystery short fiction. In 2009, his short fiction appeared in the anthology Boston Noir and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.

Jim’s Pet Sounds, on Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys' album “Pet Sounds,” was published in 2006 by Continuum and in 2009 by Audible.

In 2005, he served as Visiting Professor, Creative Writing, at the State University of New York, Binghamton.

He and his wife Diane live in Tribeca in New York City.

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