Moore, James (1935 - )

Genre: General Fiction, Non-Fiction

James Moore was born in Philadelphia, moved to Fort Kent at age 12, graduated from the University of Maine (Orono) in 1956, and lives in Brunswick with his wife and three children.

After serving with the U.S. Army in Korea, he joined the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) in 1960, working there for 25 years. Moore also worked for a couple of years with INTERPOL, handling international murder, rape, and robbery investigations. He retired in Portland as the ATF agent in charge for Maine and New Hampshire.

His fiction is based on experiences gained from the various departments of law enforcement in which he has served.

He wrote the controversial book Human Sacrifice in which he questions the conviction of Dennis Dechaine in the Sarah Cherry murder case.

Selected Bibliography

  • Official Secrets, (1996)
  • Very Special Agents, (1997)
  • Human Sacrifice, (2002)