John J. Lamb
Shenandoah Valley mystery author John J. Lamb draws on his
rich background as a former Southern California police
homicide detective sergeant and hostage negotiator to craft
fast-paced and gripping novels. He now lives near the base
of the Blue Ridge Mountains with his wife Joyce, a retired
latent fingerprint expert and crime analyst, and their
six “rescued” cats and two golden retrievers.
Like the characters in The Mournful Teddy, John and
Joyce are avid teddy bear collectors. They attend bear
shows all over the country and, at last count, own over 600
stuffed animals, most of which are on display throughout
John is a popular public speaker who regularly gives
presentations throughout the country. He’s in demand for
such diverse venues as major mystery author and fan
conferences, artisan teddy bear shows, and charity events.
Each book in his Bear Collector's Mystery series will
feature a profile of an actual teddy bear designer.
The Treacherous Teddy, September 2009
The Clockwork Teddy, October 2008
The Crafty Teddy, November 2007
The False-Hearted Teddy, June 2007
The Mournful Teddy, August 2006