Larry Matthews is an award-winning broadcast journalist whose thirty-plus years as a reporter provide the
background material for his books. Matthews was a street reporter, anchor, news director, producer and editor
for major radio stations, ABC Radio, and National Public Radio. He was a producer, host and reporter for
Maryland Public Television. As a reporter he covered some of the major events of the late Twentieth Century
in Washington, D.C. and other cities. He is the recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award for Excellence in
Broadcasting, The DuPont/Columbia Citation, The National Headliner Award, and national and regional awards
from The Society of Professional Journalists, The Associated Press, United Press International, and other
professional organizations and universities.
His memoir, I Used To Be In Radio, was hailed as "a must-read in journalism schools, especially for those
who aspire to be investigative reporters" and as "a funny and moving page-turner."
Two of his novels, Healing Charles and Saving Charles, were praised as "outstanding works of fiction."
The novels are about the life of one man, set thirty years apart.
Matthews is also co-author of Street Business, with Ernie Lijoi Sr., a police/crime novel based on real
events in the career of retired Detective Lijoi.
Matthews's experience as an investigative reporter provides much of the background material for his Dave
Haggard thriller series about a radio reporter in Washington, D.C. who finds himself at the dangerous center
of major criminal investigations. The first in the series, Butterfly Knife, involves the hunt
for a serial killer of priests. The second, Brass Knuckles, finds Dave chasing down leads in a murder/kickback scheme involving a member of Congress. The third, Detonator, is about the betrayal of national trust and high-level treason.
Matthews lives and writes in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
His website is www.larrymatthews.net.
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