Ken Shuttleworth is an award-winning journalist with several newspapers - - including the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Cherry Hill based Courier-Post, the leading newspaper in South Jersey. He has also been a street reporter for top-ranked KYW Newsradio in Philadelphia. He made a career switch from journalism in 1989 and became a political/public policy media tactician. He played a key role in shaping the Camden County Democrat Committee into one of the best political organizations of its kind in the nation.

A life-long fan of mysteries, Ken Shuttleworth finally sat down to begin writing his first novel, "Murder at Mile Marker 36", at age 50. The native Philadelphian and 1965 graduate of Temple University has lived in New Jersey since 1971 and currently resides in Haddon Heights.

Ken Shuttleworth's work typifies what critic/editor George Plimpton meant when he told a New York Times reporter that powerful forces cohere in New Jersey Literary history, adding: "Its habitues are so extraordinary - more than any other state in the East. The mob, great prizefighters, the prisons, the world of Far Hills, the gamblers, the shore, the corridor between Philadelphia and New York - there is the extraordinary framework that the state's writers have had throughout American history."