Albert Bell, a native of South Carolina, is a teacher living in west Michigan. His wife is a psychologist; they have four adult children and a grandson. In addition to a number of articles and stories and such non-fiction books as Exploring the New Testament World, Bell has published a mystery novel, Kill Her Again (Author's Choice Pr., 2000), set against the backdrop of an archaeological excavation in Italy, and has forthcoming a children's mystery, The Secret of the Lonely Grave (Ingalls/Claystone '07), that connects contemporary children with the Underground Railroad and the Civil War era. He is also the author of a mystery set in ancient Rome, All Roads Lead to Murder (Ingalls/High Country, 2002), intended as the first in a series featuring Pliny the Younger. The Midwest Book Review called it “one of the best antiquarian murder mysteries penned to date.” A contemporary mystery, Death Goes Dutch, was published by Ingalls/Claystone Books in March 2006. RoundTable Reviews dubbed it “a gem.” His next book, Perfect Game, Imperfect Lives: A Memoir Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Don Larsen’s Perfect Game, will be published on Oct. 8, 2006. When he's not teaching or writing, Bell spends time with his grandson, or working in his yard, or collecting vintage baseball cards.