James Magner, MD of Woodbridge is proud of the success he had with his recent book, “Seeking Hidden Treasures: A Collection of Curious Tales and Essays.” Several of the stories have local settings including New Haven, Orange, Hartford, Bradley Airport, and Foxwoods. The book was recognized by American Book Fest as one of the nine best collections of short stories published in the USA in 2019. The publisher is now releasing an expanded second edition.
Sometimes based on actual events, themes include solving clues to buried gold using a math trick, securing loot from a Spanish shipwreck, escaping from deadly kidnappers using a sly trick, and sneaking a family and their assets out of Nazi-occupied Vienna using one of the most ingenious and humorous smuggling schemes in history. Magner describes his stories as “intelligent fiction for the quick-witted.” The book is available from Amazon and other sellers.
Magner is a retired endocrinologist and scientist. He loves chess, amateur astronomy and poker. He is an internationally known poker player with substantial winnings who has played on TV. He published a chess book in 2011, and a humorous memoir in 2015.