Lloyd Hollis Crooks
...Lloyd Hollis Crooks
...Lloyd Hollis Crooks was born and educated in the oil town of Fyzabad in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.He also attended Oxford Commercial College and Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York.Crooks
migrated to the United States in 1968, settling in Brooklyn, New York.Before leaving Trinidad & Tobago, he
worked both as a Parliament and as a court reporter.In the office of Prime Minister, he
covered several high level international conferences.In the U.S., Crooks worked as a legal assistant in various Wall Street law firms.Mr. Crooks'
travels to Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean have influenced not only his
writing, but his
love of music.He
moonlights as a solo pianist; his
hobbies are cricket and soccer; and has an avid passion for traversing the streets of New York City.He
puts it aptly: "The streets give me the rythm; without it, I'm bare, and my story is sterile."
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, a provocative suspense thriller, crafted by Lloyd Hollis Crooks
, centers on the solution the greenhorn detective, Lord Meath
, brings to the puzzling tombstone epitaph which reads, "She
was a mother without knowing it, and a wife, without letting her
husband know it, except by her
kind indulgence to him."
is an exciting new voice in Caribbean literature.His
language is rich and evocative, and his
multilayered story of the immigrant experience is one to which all can relate"
The novel whose genesis is Fyzabad, a southern village in the twin-island Caribbean Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, erupts with passion, mystery, and murder on the American stage."Crooks
is an exciting new voice in Caribbean literature.
encapsulates "the struggles, fortunes, politics, humor, and misdeeds of Caribbean people scattered throughout the diaspora ... Crooks
is a brilliant storyteller," comments Dr. Arthur N. Lewin, Chair - Black and Hispanic Studies, Baruch College
, New York.
further demonstrates his
expertise as a writer as he
intricately weaves within the central theme of suspense drama, sub themes which evoke compassion and empathy from the reader.