Peter Marabell grew up in metro Detroit, spending as much time as possible street-racing on Woodward Avenue in the late 1950s or visiting the Straits of Mackinac. With a Ph.D. in American History and Politics, Peter spent most of his professional career on the faculty at Michigan State University. He is the author of the historic monograph, FREDERICK LIBBY AND THE AMERICAN PEACE MOVEMENT. His first novel, MORE THAN A BODY, was published in 2013, and the first of the Michael Russo mystery series, MURDER AT CHEROKEE POINT, was published in 2014. As a freelance writer, he worked in several professional fields including healthcare, politics, and the arts. In 2002, Peter moved permanently to Northern Michigan with his spouse and business partner, Frances Barger, to live, write, and work at their businesses on Mackinac Island. All things considered, he would rather obsess about American politics, or Spartan basketball, after a good five-mile run on the hills of Mackinac Island.