The Lineup

Authors In This Issue

Mastering Suspense, Structure, and Plot by Jane K. Cleland won the 2017 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction. She writes the Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery series.

Mike Culpepper’s first mystery story appeared in AHMM in 2009. He also writes comics and is coauthor of The Debtor’s Handbook.

Former police officer Jim Doherty is the author of Just the Facts: True Tales of Cops & Criminals and An Obscure Grave, a CWA Debut Dagger finalist.

Eve Fisher has contributed short fiction to AHMM since 1997. She blogs regularly at

Past Edgar and Shamus Award nominee David Edgerley Gates is the author of the Placido Geist bounty hunter series.

Max Gersh’s upcoming novel is Deceiver (Perfect Crime).

Robert C. Hahn is the former book editor for the Cincinnati Post.


Steve Hockensmith’s most recent book is Give the Devil His Due from the Tarot Mystery series (Midnight Ink).

Janice Law’s latest Francis Bacon novel, Afternoons in Paris (Open Road), was nominated for a 2017 Lambda Literary Award.

The next installment in the Bascom and Sueño series by Martin Limón is The Nine-Tailed Fox (Soho Crime, October 2017).

L.A.–based Michael Mallory is the author of books on film, TV, and pop culture as well as the Amelia Watson and Dave Beauchamp mystery series.

John Shepphird is a writer/director of TV movies. The third volume of his Shill Trilogy is shortlisted for an Anthony Award.

Singer and former professor James Tipton is the author of Annette Vallon (HarperCollins).

Mother-son writing team Charles Todd’s The Shattered Tree won the 2017 Mary Higgins Clark Award.

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