By day a mild-mannered real estate attorney based in Oak Park, Illinois, after hours the author moves willingly into the dark worlds of the whodunnit, immersing himself in the intrigue of murder and mayhem. When dragged out of the shadows he fills his time by cursing at his garden, trying to stay relevant to his daughters, and making artisanal ice cream every chance he gets. He has one prior published work, Serendipity: Seemingly Random Events, Insignificant Decisions, and Accidental Discoveries that Altered History.

Thomas Thorson has had a special love of mystery novels and crime fiction since an early age, sneaking in post-bedtime reading of Sherlock Holmes and Nero Wolfe stories by flashlight under the covers at night. Now, a full adulthood and thousands of mysteries later, he is proud to make his own modest contribution to the genre in Heirs Apparent, the first in a series of novels focused on reluctant sleuth Malcom Winters.