When he was a young boy, William E. Chambers was introduced to the work of Arthur Conan Doyle, the renowned author who penned the character of Sherlock Holmes. Enthralled by the mystery genre, Mr. Chambers visited his local library and read Doyle’s mystery novels, and thus desired to become a mystery writer in his own right. Since that time, Mr. Chambers has written three books and has submitted a plethora of short stories to mystery magazines and anthologies, establishing himself as a prominent voice in the writing industry.
In 1976, Mr. Chambers published his first book, “Death Toll.” The book details the account of a New York police lieutenant who visits a resort beach town and subsequently finds himself tangled in the web of an anonymous murderer who is holding the town for ransom. Mr. Chambers has also contributed short stories to the Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, with whom he recently published, “The Killing of General Patton” and “Rationalist Femme: Punitive Justice,” both in 2014. Currently, Mr. Chambers is in the midst of writing a new book regarding the Roaring 20s and the Gangster Era, whose main character is a pickpocketing child who eventually finds himself caught up with infamous gangsters.
In addition to these books, Mr. Chambers is also the author of, “Another Night to Remember” published within the “Blood on Their Hands” anthology from 2010, “The Temptress” in 2005 and “The Redemption Factor” in 1980, which was republished in 2001. His story, “If I Quench Thee” was published in “Tricks and Treats: An Anthology of Mystery Stories” by the Mystery Writers of America in 1976, and was republished in 1984 in the United Kingdom to be taught to school students.
A former director of the New York chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, for whom he also served as president and executive vice president, Mr. Chambers maintains affiliation with the International Association of Crime Writers and Private Eye Writers of America. In 2002, he notably earned the Brooke Russell Astor Award.