Signed, first edition, hardcover books for the prudent collector
"The Night Stalker is a superb thriller: Travis McGee meets Philip Marlow."
- Randy Wayne White
"A nonstop nail-biter...Hero Jack Carpenter is one for the ages."
(Dust Jacket Photo by David Kadlubowski) (Dust jacket photo from Funny Money - 2002)
Sleight-of-hand and gambling expert, magician and author James Swain lives in Odessa, Florida with his wife Laura. He is considered an authority on crooked gambling and casino scams and is regarded as one of the world's top card handlers. He has penned six Tony Valentine novels to date. Swain has won the Prix Calibre 38 for Best American Crime Fiction award. The Night Stalker (2008) is Swain's 2nd nover featuring hero Jack Carpenter.
Mutual Admiration Society. James Swain waits while fellow author James W. Hall autographs his 2008 release, HELL'S BAY, for him at Tampa's legendary Inkwood Book store.
The James Swain
The Tony Valentine Novels
Grift Sense - 2001
Funny Money - 2002
Sucker Bet -2003
Loaded Dice - 2004
Mr. Lucky - 2005
Midnight Rambler - 2007
The Night Stalker 0 2008
In Trade Paperback only
Deadman's Bluff - 2006
Deadman's Poker - 2006
James Swain as he appeared on the dust jacket of his debut novel, GRIFT SENSE in 2001.
A 2007 Robert Allen Sargen photo of James Swain from the dust jacket of his MIDNIGHT RAMBLER novel.