Boston was John F. Dobbyn’s home for the first thirty years of his life. He graduated from Boston Latin School and went on to Harvard College for a degree in Classics and Linguistics. For the next three years, he was a lieutenant in the United States Air Force as a director of fighter aircraft. After graduation from Boston College Law School, Dobbyn was law clerk to a federal district court judge before joining a Boston trial law firm. He later returned to Harvard Law School for a Master of Laws degree before becoming a professor of law at Villanova Law School, where he teaches Criminal and Corporate Law.
Over the past thirty years, Dobbyn has had twenty-one short stories in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and another six in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. He is the best-selling author of Neon Dragon, Frame-Up, Black Diamond, and now Deadly Diamonds: all legal thrillers featuring Michael Knight and Lex Devlin. Dobbyn resides in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, with his wife Lois.