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Shands Manor

While researching The Chief, I scoured the lakefront in search of a likely candidate and did find a few large homes in ruins which had been gated and sat at the end of long overgrown lots. It was here the manor—home of the racketeer, Simon Shands, was born. The mansion also plays a part in my newest work, The Pain DocRead More 
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Shands Manor

Some of The Corridor’s best action takes place at Shand’s Manor, a restored Prohibition era mansion owned by Professor Jim Trombley who appears in each of my now ten books. Although fictitious, the manor has basis in fact. I began to develop it while working on The Allards Book Eight: The Chief. During Prohibition many homes along the water front were constructed or modified to receive clandestine liquor from Canada to be served it to its patrons. Many existed in my youth and some even today. Read More 
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