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Jim has spent his entire life running away from Bainbridge Island, only to smash himself repeatedly on the rocks of its ceaseless siren song. A former newspaper reporter and editor, Jim now lives the “four gigs equals one Bainbridge income” life, doing manuscript editing, corporate copywriting and housesitting in addition to bookselling at Eagle Harbor, where he purchased his first book with his own money in 1973 as a third-grader: The Three Investigators and The Mystery of the Coughing Dragon. That sparked a lifelong love of crime fiction, both as a reader and a writer, and Jim’s hardboiled short stories can be found in ‘zines with titles like Shotgun Honey, Pulp Modern and Switchblade. He also is a regular performer at the bimonthly Noir At The Bar Seattle reading series at the Hotel Sorrento and can often be found skulking around sinister shadowy corners of the island, adding to his noir-photography portfolio on Instagram.