Phillip DePoy

The new series begins in January!

Nominated for five awards including best play and best world premiere, now available for production.


"I want to tell ancient stories in a new way. As long as language has existed, we’ve told each other stories. Through every fashionable literary movement, through every historical context, before civilizations rise and after they fall, we repeat the events in different ways. A hero kills a monster. Hubris is always punished. Rage invariably destroys. Love works out. The current iteration of Oedipus is standing on a corner of 42nd Street, waiting for the light to change."

Phillip DePoy began his work as a writer in 1965 with the Actors and Writers Workshop. Ten years later he had become a published poet and acquired a Master’s degree in performance art. Soon thereafter he became a writer in residence for the Georgia Council for the Arts and a nationally reviewed performance artist. In the 1980s he was the composer in residence for the Academy Theatre. In the 1990s he was the Artistic Director of Theatrical Outfit, a professional, Equity theatre. Since then he has served as the director of several university theatre programs. Fiction publications include Flap Tucker mysteries published at Dell (one was a Shamus finalist), seven Fever Devilin novels and a stand-alone called THE KING JAMES CONSPIRACY from St. Martin's, and a non-fiction THE TAO AND THE BARD from the Arcade house. There have also been forty-two productions of plays he's written, including the Edgar Award winning EASY, best mystery play of 2002. Most recent theatrical achievements include EDWARD FOOTE at the Alliance Theatre and the twentieth national production of APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING. Coming in 2016: two new fiction series, one featuring Christopher Marlowe in the court of Queen Elizabeth I, and the other concerning Foggy Moscowitz, a Jewish car thief from Brooklyn working for Child Protective Services in 1970s Florida.


The first Foggy Moscowitz novel is coming soon. A Jewish car thief from Brooklyn endsup in Florida working for the first office of Child Protective Services, for personal reasons. During the course of this investigation he saves a baby from its addict mother, learns a few secrets from Seminole mystics, and foils a vast land-grab scam by an uber-rich felon!
novel series
Christopher Marlowe, playwright, poet, rake--and on secret service to Queen Elizabeth, working to save her life.
NOW AVAIALBE! a twisted version of Oedipus set in Depression Era Appalachia
A short story in the new Bouchercon Anthology, MURDER AT THE BEACH!
A conversation between Shakespeare and Lao Tzu in their own words.

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