A retired U. S. Navy veteran, Al Albers is a Technical Writer/Editor for a defense contractor, and a retired professional magician. He has now added "a published novelist" to his list of accomplishments.
Al's four mystery novels, Of Ghosts and Magic,House of Tarot Cards, A Pocket Full of Voices, and The Last Goodbye, feature protagonist John Michaels, a retired Master Magician living in Virginia Beach.
Al has created a down-to-earth character who voluntarily becomes a private investigator to help unravel a seemingly impossible mystery.
Michaels' unique understanding of how the mind can be easily fooled, coupled with his "outside the box" thought process, methodically proves that an unconventional clue - no matter how strange - is always worth pursuing.