Brooklyn author Albert Ashforth was a New York Times journalist and U.S. Army veteran. His novel The Rendition (Oceanview), part of the Alex Klear thriller series, won the Military Writers Society of America Bronze Medal.
Rebecca Cantrell is the author of the award-winning novel A Trace of Smoke (Tor/Forge) as well as the Order of the Sanguines and Joe Tesla series.
Kevin Egan’s most recent novel is the courthouse thriller A Shattered Circle (Forge).
Eve Fisher is President of the South Dakota Alternatives to Violence Project.
Work by Meredith Frazier has appeared in EQMM and Little Bird Stories.
David Edgerley Gates’s story “Cabin Fever” (AHMM, 9-10/17) has been included in the Best American Mystery Stories of 2017.
St. Louisian author Christopher Latragna’s 1950s riverboat gambler last appeared in “Well-Heeled Shooters" (AHMM, 10/15).
Derringer Award winner Robert S. Levinson wrote standalone novels as well as the Neil Gulliver and Stevie Marriner series.
“Trigger,” another story from Linda Mannheim’s South Africa series, is available as a Kindle Single. She is the author of Above Sugar Hill (Influx Press) and cohost of Why Why Why: The Books Podcast.
2017 Derringer nominee Robert Mangeot’s fiction appears in Murder Under the Oaks, Ice Cold, and Mystery Weekly.
Josh Pachter coedited The Misadventures of Ellery Queen (Wildside) and Amsterdam Noir (English version 2019, Akashic).
Eric Rutter’s first published story was “The Voice at the Barbican Gate” (AHMM, 1-2/08).
Mark Thielman is a criminal law magistrate in Texas. This is his second Black Orchid Novella Award (see “A Meter of Murder,” 2016).