Jerry was born in LaVeta, Colorado, and is still a mountain boy at heart, though he lives in the flatlands of Kansas. He taught American Literature at the University of Kansas for many years, retired, and then discovered his true calling — writing darkly comic mysteries. His first novel is Wrong Man Down, which introduces Millie Henshawe, a contract killer you will love. She’s indomitable, good-looking, and funny. The novel is full of dark humor, absolutely original characters, and dead-on dialogue. Masinton is the husband of one; father of two; grandfather of nine; and great-grandfather of one, all of whom keep life surprising, interesting, and sometimes dumbfounding.