Jay Richards

Psychologist. Philosopher. Author

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Fiction Friday: The Begging Bowl – Part 1

If it were not for the story he told me that day, I would have remembered him for his eyes. Each gasp of speech and great gulping for breath set them aquiver like sun-glint green apples on the surface of twin cisterns—two yellow-tainted, claret-crazed chamber pots...

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Fiction Friday: The Begging Bowl – Part 2

Read Part 1 Here "Was his hair oiled, uncut, and braided wildly, like an Osu with ties of many colors?" he demanded. His face was flooded with awe, agony, and intense concentration—his bloodshot eyes quivering and glinting, reminding me of broken eggs with a quickened...

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Fiction Friday: The Begging Bowl – Part 3

Read Part 2 Here Wilson’s career in Nigeria began at age thirty with his employment as a kind of managerial watchdog for a British retail firm. The company had established itself earlier in the century by engaging in the trade of palm oil for use in the manufacture of...

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Silhouette of Virtue: A Novel

Starting with facts surrounding series of rapes committed in the 1970’s, the book follows Dr. Nathan Rivers, a black philosopher at a midwestern University, on his quest to uncover the truth. This is a an emotional, suspenseful, and sensually rich story of racial mistrust, police power, and the culture wars in Vietnam Era America. Learn more.

Author, philosopher, and one of America’s leading psychopath experts. . . 

JAY RICHARDS, PHD, is a forensic psychologist and expert witness with over thirty years of experience in diagnosing, managing, and studying psychopaths, sex offenders, and mentally disordered offenders.  His fiction explores how people (normal and disordered alike) make choices in a world that is simultaneously predetermined and stultifying—unpredictable and dangerous. His first novel Silhouette of Virtue is based, in part, on actual crimes that occurred on a university campus during the mid-1970s.

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Unpacking Silhouette of Virtue

Professor Clarence Spigner speaks with Jay Richards about his new novel, Silhouette of Virtue, exploring the various deeper themes–psychological, racial, and philosophical–that the Jay has woven into the substratum of the plot.


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