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Author Richard V. Rupp’s love for reading led him to crime, mystery and adventure books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Tom Clancy and more. His career led him in the direction of insurance and risk management. He combines literary inspiration with work knowledge in his FBI Special Agent Hartmann crime novel series. His first novel in the series “Death & Taxes” won an award as the Best New Voice in Fiction. His second novel, "Death on the High Seas" continues the series, and "Death Behind the Pink Wall" is well under way.
Richard V. Rupp was born in Santa Monica, California, and grew up within a Hollywood movie industry family. His business career led him to the commercial insurance industry, where he became an executive that specialized in developing new insurance products and risk financing concepts. His forte was research, writing and designing risk management and risk funding products to be used by major corporations. His position allowed him to travel the world with frequent trips to London and Bermuda. Dick lives and writes in Burbank, California.
Benjamin Franklin Silver Award - Best New Voice in Fiction for his novel Death & Taxes