Jeff lives amid the haunts of the ancient Greek gods on the Aegean island of Mykonos. So far, his efforts to suss out their secrets have let to nine international best-selling mysteries set in Greece, a couple of awards, a 2016 Barry Award nomination for Best Novel, and a 2014 nomination for Best Mystery in a Foreign Setting.
According to Publishers Weekly, "Siger paints travelogue-worthy pictures of a breathtakingly beautiful--if politically corrupt--Greece." The New York Times described his novels as "thoughtful police procedurals set in picturesque but not untroubled Greek locales," the Greek Press said his work is "prophetic," Eurocrime called him a "very gifted American author...on a par with other American authors such as Joseph Wambaugh or Ed McBain," and the City of San Francisco awarded him its Certificate of Honor citing that his "acclaimed books have not only explored modern Greek society and its ancient roots but have inspired political change in Greece." The New York Journal of Books wrote, "Siger is one of those rare writers whose finger is always on the pulse of modern day upheavals. He is never afraid to tackle and expose uncomfortable subjects--subjects most writers avoid...a master story teller."
AN AEGEAN APRIL, the latest in Jeff's Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis series, addresses an ongoing tragedy far too often put out of mind by the phrase, "Refugee Crisis," and makes a highly complex set of circumstances comprehensible by putting a human face to the players. Publishers Weekly said, “Siger’s ripped-from-the-headlines ninth mystery featuring Chief Insp. Andreas Kaldis (after 2016’s Santorini Caesars) combines a convincing police procedural with lurid thriller elements… Vivid local color, agreeable central characters, and exciting action scenes make this a winner.”
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jeff practiced law at a major Wall Street law firm and while there served as Special Counsel to the citizens group responsible for reporting on New York City's prison conditions. He left Wall Street to establish his own New York City law firm and continued as one of its name partners until giving it all up to write full-time among the people, life, and politics of his beloved Mykonos, his adopted home of thirty years. When not in Greece, he enjoys his other home, a farm outside New York City. Jeff also has served as National Board Chair of Bouchercon World Mystery Convention and Adjunct Professor of English at Washington and Jefferson College teaching mystery writing.