R. Barri Flowers is a prolific writer, living in the Pacific Northwest. A fan of mystery, thriller, and romantic suspense fiction, he has a long background in criminology and has used this to write both nonfiction and fiction books.
The author of more than thirty books, his nonfiction titles include the best selling true crime book now in its seventh printing, The Sex Slave Murders (St. Martin's Press, 1996), as well as Murders In The United States (McFarland, 2004), Male Crime And Deviance (Charles C Thomas, 2003, Murder, At The End Of The Day And Night (Charles C Thomas, 2002, Kids Who Commit Adult Crimes (Haworth, 2002), Domestic Crimes, Family Violence And Child Abuse (McFarland, 2000), Drugs, Alcohol And Criminality In American Society (McFarland, 1999), and Female Crime, Criminals And Cellmates (McFarland, 1995).
Fiction by Flowers includes the bestselling legal thrillers, Persuasive Evidence (Dorchester, 2004) and Justice Served (Dorchester, 2005). Look for his next powerful legal thriller from Dorchester, State's Evidence, to hit the bookstore shelves in 2006.
R. Barri Flowers is a longtime member of Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, American Crime Writers League, American Society of Criminology, and Kiss of Death.
When not writing, he enjoys traveling (often to scope out new locations for his thrillers) across the country and abroad; listening to jazz standards, watching basketball, football, and baseball; classic movies, tennis, walking, dancing, museums, and playing on the computer.