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Lyn Squire

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Lyn Squire was born in Cardiff, South Wales.  He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Wales, his master’s at the London School of Economics and his doctorate at Cambridge University.  Lyn is now an American citizen living in Virginia.

During a twenty-five year career at the World Bank, he published over thirty articles and several books within his area of expertise.  Illustrative titles are: International Development: Is It Possible? (joint with Nobel Laureate J.E. Stiglitz, Foreign Policy), and Fighting Poverty (American Economic Review). He was also lead author for World Development Report, 1990, which introduced the metric – a dollar a day – still used to measure poverty worldwide. Lyn also served as editor of the Middle East Development Journal for over a decade, and was the founding president of the Global Development Network, an organization dedicated to supporting promising scholars from the developing world.

Lyn has always been an avid reader of whodunits and has reviewed scores of mysteries for the City Book Review (Sacramento, CA), but it was the thrill of solving Charles Dickens’s unfinished ‘Mystery of Edwin Drood’ that convinced him to put aside his development pen and turn to fiction.  Lyn’s version of what happened to Edwin is revealed in his debut novel, Immortalised to Death (scheduled for publication on September 26, 2023).  The adventures of his protagonist, Dunston Burnett, a non-conventional amateur detective, continue in Fatally Inferior and The Séance of Murder, the second and third stories in The Dunston Burnett Trilogy.

Books by Lyn Squire

  • Immortalised to Death Immortalised to Death


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