Like many crime novelists, Gerry Boyle began his writing career in Newspapers. His first reporting job was in the paper mill town of Rumford, Maine. After a few months, he moved on to the (Waterville) Morning Sentinel, where Boyle learned that the line between upstanding citizen and outlaw is a fine one, indeed. His experiences as a reporter inspired his first novel, Deadline. He continues to write gritty, authentic mysteries featuring his signature character, Jack McMorrow.