E.C. Ayres

Gene AyresWebsite: Gene Ayres
Birthplace: Summit, NJ
Current Residence: Tampa/Seattle/China
Setting: Florida
Genre: Mystery

E.C. (Gene) Ayres (1946-) has a B.A. from Syracuse University. Ayres has been a producer, writer and director of film and television documentaries for over twenty years. Ayres moved to Florida's Gulf Coast in 1989 to write mysteries with a Florida setting, and his first effort, Hour of the Manatee, won the St. Martin's Press/Private Eye Writers of America Best First P.I. Novel competition in 1992. With his ensuing Tony Lowell Mysteries, Ayres was one of the originators of the eco-thriller genre, and in Tony Lowell, he invented the first "hip" private detective. He recently spent three years working and teaching in Harbin, China where he wrote and has now published a new memoir, A Billion to One: An American Insider in the New China (World Audience 2009).

After a ten year hiatus Ayres has returned to his Florida roots and has just published the first new Tony Lowell Mystery in a decade, Cry of the Heron. He is now writing as Gene Ayres. Please visit his website at www.geneayres.org for further information, details and updates.

Inside the New China by Gene AyresCry of the Heron by Gene AyresNight of the Panther by E.C. EyresLair of the Lizard by E.C. EyresHour of the Manatee by Gene Ayres

Book List

Inside the New China: An Ethnographic Memoir (2010)
A Billion to One: An American Insider in the New China (2009)

Hour of the Manatee (2009)
Cry of the Heron (2009)
Lair of the Lizard (1998)
Night of the Panther (1997)
Eye of the Gator (1995)
Hour of the Manatee (1994)

See E.C. Ayres books with a Florida setting.
See also It Takes Place in Florida: Mystery.

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