Warren Murphy Warren murphy was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He worked there for a few years as a reporter and an editor, until after the Korean War, when he got into politics. Soon after that, he began writing the "Destroyer" novels that he is the most well known for. Murphy has been an adjunct professor at Moravian College in Bethlehem Pennsylvania, while also hosting workshops and lectures at various other colleges and universities. He has served on the board of the Mystery Writers of America, the International Association of Crime Writers, the American Crime Writers League and the Screenwriters Guild. He is also a member of the Adams Roundtable, a New York writers social group. Murphy has won various awards for his body of work, including the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award for "The Grandmaster" and "Pigs Get Fat, " and a Special Award for "Trace." He has also received the Private Eye Writers of America's Shamus Award for "The Ceiling of Hell" and "Another Day, Another Dollar." A few of Murphy's books have been made in major motion features featuring star power such as Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Author Richard Sapir was born in 1936. He graduated from Columbia University. Before creating The Destroyer series with Warren Murphy, he worked as a reporter, editor, and in public relations. He also wrote five novels in which one, The Body, was made into a movie in 2001. He died of a heart attack in 1987.