About Me


Patrick Alexander studied Philosophy at Sussex University in the United Kingdom before moving to France in 1972, where he married and raised a family. During the 30 years spent traveling the world as an international finance professional, Patrick never lost his love for 19th century French literature and 20th century wine. The growing family had successive homes among the vineyards of Bordeaux, the vineyards of Piedmont and the vineyards of California.

Patrick resigned from his position as Director of Professional Advancement and Director of the Wine Program at the University of Miami and as judge for the Florida International Wine Challenge in 2007 to focus on writing full time. His book Marcel Proust's Search for Lost Time was published by Vintage Books in September 2009 and his Booklovers' Guide to Wine was released by Mango Publishing in September 2017. In addition to The Nigerian Letter, Patrick’s novels include, Death by Water and Death on the Eighth - part of a trilogy set in South Florida. The third novel in this Greenhaven series, Dead Naked, was released in November 2018. 'Miami's Murders Most Foul' - a compendium of twenty-five of Miami's more colorful and exotic homicides, based on a presentation Patrick gave at the Coral Gables Museum, was released in January 2019. During the Covid lockdown, Patrick wrote A Dance to Lost Time, comparing the novels of Marcel Proust and Anthony Powell. During the same period he also wrote a history of Miami, Building Paradise. Both books were released in the Spring of 2022.

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