Paul J. Heald teaches law at the University of Illinois. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he lectures worldwide and has taught at many universities including Oxford, Vanderbilt, and London. Before joining the law faculty, he clerked for the Honorable Frank M. Johnson Jr. in Montgomery, Alabama, whose landmark civil rights rulings included the Montgomery bus boycott. Heald sings baritone and lives in Champaign, Illinois, with his wife, Jill Crandall, a choir director.
"Death in Eden is a well-crafted murder mystery with an engaging academic sleuth set in the bosom of Los Angeles's seamy and sultry porn industry. The sleuth, Professor Stanley Hopkins, is destined for a long career in solving celebrity murders. Catch him now! A fun read." --Edward Larson, Pulitzer Prize--winning author of Summer for the Gods "Paul Heald's debut novel is a terrific read--witty and sharp throughout, with characters that continue to surprise, an exciting twisted plot, and a few genuine belly laughs along the way. More! More!" --Frank Chadwick, New York Times number one bestselling author of How Dark the World Becomes "Laced with black humor and cliff-hanger plot twists and turns, 'Death In Eden' is a superbly crafted mystery and denoted author Paul Heald's undeniable talents as an original storyteller. A solid entertainment from beginning to end, 'Death in Eden' is highly recommended for personal reading lists and community library Mystery/Suspense collections." --Midwest Book Review