Dr. Richard Kellogg, professor emeritus of psychology at Alfred State College, is the author of an article appearing in the most recent issue of Paperback Parade, a quarterly journal for readers and book collectors. The article, titled “Leo Roi: Millionaire Sleuth,” focuses on a popular series of novels written by Phillips Lore (1942-1988).
The author notes that Phillips Lore is actually a pseudonym employed by mystery writer Terrence Lore Smith. His most famous mystery, “The Thief Who Came To Dinner” (1971), was made into a movie starring Ryan O'Neal and Jacqueline Bisset in 1973.
As for the fictional Leo Roi, he is an unusual detective in that he inherited assets of $100 million and lives a life of luxury in a large condominium on the shores of Lake Michigan. Leo is an attorney who specializes in criminal law. With the help of his beautiful wife, Christina, Leo delights in solving complex crimes that baffle the Chicago Police Department. The three exciting mysteries featuring the millionaire sleuth will be read and enjoyed for many years to come.
Kellogg writes frequently about the literary genres of mystery and science fiction. He is the creator of a series of children's books about boy detective Barry Baskerville. The most recent entry in the series, available on the Amazon website, is titled “Barry Baskerville's Marvelous Memory.”