Impact and Achievement: Douglas Graham Purdy '94 and Thomas O'Malley '98

Thomas O’Malley and Douglas Graham Purdy met in a Detective Fiction class at UMass Boston and forged a friendship and writing partnership that resulted in the publication of the highly acclaimed mystery novel, Serpents in the Cold. O’Malley and Purdy say UMass Boston and its English Department had a profound impact on them and set the UMB graduates on the path to writing what their publisher is calling the Boston Saga series.

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