About the Author | M. Ravenel | Mystery


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M. Ravenel is the author of the Plainclothes Tootsie mystery series featuring a tough, snarky private eye from 1970s New York City.

When not writing, reading, or working out, Ravenel enjoys watching Golden Age hard-boiled and noir detective films.

Ravenel may sometimes be spotted wearing a signature trench coat and fedora while penning the next Plainclothes Tootsie story on a typewriter-inspired keyboard.


Alliance of Independent Authors
Crime Writers of Color
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
Private Eye Writers of America


Awards & Recognition

The Arrangement (2022 Shamus Awards – Finalist)
The Blackmail (2023 Shamus Awards – Finalist)

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