Dennis N. Griffin was born in Rome, New York in 1945.
After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1966, he returned to central New York. He is married and has four adult children. The Griffins currently split their time between New York State and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mr. Griffin began his career in investigations and law enforcement in 1975, when Pinkerton, Inc. hired him as a private investigator. His duties included insurance fraud, missing persons, financial and background investigations as well as undercover operations. In 1979 the Madison County, New York Department of Social Services hired him as a Senior Child Support Investigator. He was responsible for locating and conducting financial investigations of persons failing to provide legally mandated child support.
In 1981 he joined the Madison County Sheriff’s Department and attained the rank of sergeant. He was a shift supervisor and public information officer. During the same time period he moonlighted as a patrolman in the villages of Chittenango, Cazenovia and Canastota.
In 1987 Mr. Griffin was hired by the New York State Department of Health as Director of Investigations, Wadsworth Center. The primary mission of his unit was to investigate violations of the Public Health Law relating to clinical and environmental laboratories, and health care fraud. He was responsible for hiring and training investigators, case assignments and general supervision. In addition, he personally handled the more difficult and complex investigations. Many of these cases received both local and national media attention. He retired in 1995.
The author is an active member of the Police Writers Association and the Las Vegas Valley Writers Group. He attended Onondaga County Community College, Mohawk Valley Community College and the Central New York Regional Academy for Police Training.
He has four other novels published through 1stBooks. The Morgue was published in 1999. Red Gold followed in 2000; Killer In Pair-A-Dice went into print in 2001 and Blood Money was released in 2002.
Mr. Griffin is currently working on his first non-fiction book Policing Las Vegas–The History of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
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