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Alexander Marriott

Alexander Marriott was born 6 February 1984 in Winfield, Illinois, outside of Chicago. He grew up in the Chicago suburbs, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Las Vegas, NV. He developed an intense interest in history while living abroad and made a career of it, going to graduate school and graduating with a PhD in American history from Clark University in 2013. He has taught American, British, European and Texas history at Wiley College and Alvin Community College since 2013. He continues to travel widely, read broadly and write whenever he has the time and opportunity.


  • The School of Homer


    Virgil Colvin, a retired homicide detective, leaves his hometown Chicago to resurrect his honeymoon memories with his dead wife in Ithaca, Greece. There, he befriends the Vathy police chief, Costas Pantakalas, over stories of a shared profession and countless cups of ouzo.

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