I’m Steve Lewis, and I’ve been producing Mystery*File on and off since the early 1970s, first as a printed zine, then on the Internet, and now as a blog. I’m presently retired from my day job, which was teaching mathematics at Central Connecticut State University, and which occupied my time for the better part of 34 years. For much longer than that, at the present time closing in on nearly 60 years, I have been reading and collecting mystery fiction, starting (of course) with the Hardy Boys. I reached the big time with the Perry Mason books, which I discovered and devoured once a good-hearted librarian at the front desk allowed me to enter and check out books from the grown-up section. (A big hooray for librarians!) Making lists and writing reviews came next, and it’s been a downward (or upward) path ever since.

I’m Jonathan Lewis, Stephen’s son. I’m a writer living in Southern California. I have a graduate degree in European history from Emory University and a law degree from the University of Connecticut. For many years, I worked as a foreign policy analyst and wrote for such publications as the Wall Street Journal and the Middle East Quarterly. Several years ago, I decided to make a major career and life change and shifted my focus toward film, fiction, and writing. Many of my film reviews appear here in Mystery*File. I am also the editor of two anthologies, Ancient Egyptian Supernatural Tales (2016) and Strange Island Stories (2018) both published by Stark House Press. My original short story, “An Adriatic Awakening” appears in the latter work. I am currently working on my first novel, a detective story that takes place in 1980s New York City.