The Literary Detective Team


Richard Webb

Webb is an author, documentary filmmaker and historian. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, he is a multiple award-winning educator who has taught at the high school and university level for more than 25 years. A featured presenter in the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Prohibition documentary Connecticut Goes Dry, Webb is co-creator and co-producer, along with Robert Williams, of Gatsby in Connecticut, an F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald documentary that is a companion piece to Boats Against the Current. Considered a local authority on Westport history, he is a consultant to the local historical society and has given talks throughout Fairfield County on the Fitzgeralds’ time in Westport.

Contact Richard:

rnwebbjr @


Robert Steven Williams

Williams’ company, Against the Grain Communications helps organizations tell their story, often through short films and other digital content. These days he spending more time helping not-for-profits strategically form narratives that provide the accountability and transparency foundations and other funders require to ensure real impact is achieved. 

Williams is also an award winning fiction writer. His debut novel, My Year as a Clown distributed by InScribe Digital received the silver medal for popular fiction from the Independent Publisher Book Awards in 2013. It’s reached number one on three Amazon charts and broke the Top 30 All Kindle chart.

Contact Robert:

robert @

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