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Con Lehane

Murder at the 42nd Street Library

Con Lehane, author of Murder at the 42nd Street Library, is also the author of a series featuring New York City bartender Brian McNulty and most recently a story, “Stella by Starlight,” in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. He teaches fiction writing at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Md.

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Laura Lippman

Wilde Lake

Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author of Wilde Lake, began writing novels while working as a full-time journalist, publishing seven books before leaving daily journalism in 2001.

Her Tess Monaghan books have been awarded the Edgar, Anthony, and Agatha Awards, among many others. Lippman lives in Baltimore with her husband, David Simon, and their daughter.

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Sean McFate

Shadow War

Sean McFate, author of Shadow War, is a professor at the National Defense University and Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. McFate was a paratrooper and a manager for a private military company. His debut thriller is based on those experiences.

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Randall Silvis

Two Days Gone

Randall Silvis, author of Two Days Gone, has written more than a dozen novels, a story collection, and a book of narrative nonfiction. His essays, articles, poems, and short stories have appeared in various online and print magazines, and his work has been translated into ten languages.

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Michael Sims

Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes

Michael Sims, author of Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes, also wrote The Story of Charlotte’s Web, The Adventures of Henry Thoreau, and other books. He edits The Connoisseur’s Collection series of Victorian anthologies and has edited The Penguin Book of Victorian Women in Crime and The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime.

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David Stewart

The Babe Ruth Deception

David O. Stewart is the author of The Babe Ruth DeceptionThe Wilson Deception, The Lincoln Deception, and several works of history, most recently Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America, which have been awarded the Washington Writing Award and the Society of the Cincinnati History Prize. He lives in Maryland.

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