Miranda James is the pseudonym of Dean James, a seventh-generation Mississippian recently returned home after over thirty years in Texas. A mystery fan since the age of ten, he wrote his first novel at the ripe old age of twelve. The only copy of The Mystery of the Willow Key vanished years ago, but since it was highly derivative of the Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden mystery series, that’s probably a good thing.
Currently a librarian in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Dean has published articles on topics in library science, the history of science/medicine, and mystery fiction.
He has published over eighteen novels, writing under his own name and the pseudonyms Miranda James, Jimmie Ruth Evans and Honor Hartman.
Dean lives with two young cats, thousands of books, and thinks frequently about killing people – but only in the pages of fiction.