Stephen Kelly

Stephen Kelly is the author of a trio of mystery novels from Pegasus Books that are set in southern England during World War II: The Language of the Dead; The Wages of Desire; and Hushed in Death (Pegasus).

Stephen spent more than thirty years in the newspaper business as a reporter, editor and columnist. His work has appeared in The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, Baltimore Magazine and other publications. He has a Master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars and has taught writing and journalism at Hopkins; Towson University, in Baltimore; and Sweet Briar College, in Virginia. 

He lives in Columbia, Maryland, with his wife, Cindy, and their daughters, Anna and Lauren. Find out more about Stephen and his books at his website:

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