Michael Craven

Author of the John Darvelle mystery series


Michael Craven has had a long career as an advertising writer and creative director, working for some of the biggest and most creative agencies in the country, on both national and global accounts.

His most recent crime novel, The Detective & the Pipe Girl, introduced the highly-opinionated, one-of-a-kind L.A. detective John Darvelle, and was a finalist for both the Nero Wolfe and Shamus Awards recognizing the best in mystery and detective fiction.

His new Darvelle novel, The Detective & the Chinese High-Fin, comes out June 21, 2016. His first book, Body Copy, also a crime novel, was published in 2009.

Michael was born in New York City, grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, lived for many years in Los Angeles, and is now back in New York City where he lives and works.


If you are looking for Michael’s advertising site and portfolio, please visit: http://michaelcravenadwriter.com