James Hayman - About the Author
Me and Mike McCabe: A Short Bio of the author and his hero.
Like McCabe, I'm a native New Yorker. He was born in the Bronx. Hayman was born in Brooklyn. We both grew up in the city. He dropped out of NYU Film School and joined the NYPD, rising through the ranks to become the top homicide cop at the Midtown North Precinct. I graduated from Brown and joined a major New York ad agency, rising through the ranks to become creative director on accounts like the US Army, Procter & Gamble, and Lincoln/Mercury.
We both married beautiful brunettes. McCabe’s wife, Sandy dumped him to marry a rich investment banker who had “no interest in raising other people’s children.” My wife, Jeanne, though often given good reason to leave me in the lurch, has stuck it out through thick and thin and is still my wife. She is also my best friend, my most attentive reader and a perceptive critic.
Both McCabe and I eventually left New York for Portland, Maine. I arrived in August 2001, shortly before the 9/11 attacks, in search of the right place to begin a new career as a fiction writer. He came to town a year later, to escape a dark secret in his past and to find a safe place to raise his teenage daughter, Casey.
There are other similarities between us. We both love good Scotch whiskey, old movie trivia and the New York Giants. And we both live with and love women who are talented artists.
There are also quite a few differences. McCabe’s a lot braver than me. He’s a better shot. He likes boxing. He doesn’t throw up at autopsies. And he’s far more likely to take risks. McCabe’s favorite Portland bar, Tallulah’s, is, sadly, a figment of my imagination. My favorite Portland bars are all very real.
Interviews for James Hayman
James Hayman on Copycat Murders, History, and McCabe and Savage The Girl in the Glass September 7, 2015
McCabe and Savage
Books:A Fatal Obsession, September 2018
McCabe and Savage #6
The Girl on the Bridge, May 2017
McCabe and Savage #5
The Girl in the Glass, September 2015
McCabe and Savage #4
Darkness First, October 2014
McCabe and Savage #3
The Chill of the Night, July 2014
McCabe and Savage #2
The Cutting, June 2014
McCabe and Savage #1