David's short stories have appeared regularly in ELLERY QUEEN MYSTERY MAGAZINE, as well as a number of anthologies, since 1990. His stories have been nominated for the Shamus, Barry, and Derringer Awards and "Ibrahim's Eyes" won the EQMM Readers Award for 2007. His story, "Tomorrow's Dead", was a finalist for the Edgar for best short story of 2011. Currently he has three novels available: The Thirteenth Child a tale of horror and vampirism, The Purple Robe, a modern Catholic fable about the robe worn at Christ's trial, and now his latest, Starvation Cay, a rollicking adventure-thriller set in the Bahamas. David is a retired Chief of Police in New Jersey and once served as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division.