John Acher

John Acher grew up in Missoula, Montana, but spent most of his adult life, including 17 years as a Reuters newsman, in the Nordic countries – Finland, Norway, and Denmark. He moved to Seattle in 2017.

Avatar: Richard Hugo’s Murky Murder Mystery about the Detective who Wanted to be a Poet

The hero of Hugo’s one and only mystery is Al “Mush Heart” Barnes, a 40-year-old former Seattle cop who quits the SPD after three near-fatal gunshot wounds and lights out for the Rocky Mountains.