Joanne Dobson, a former English professor at Fordham University, is the author of the Professor Karen Pelletier mystery series from Doubleday and Poisoned Pen Press. She won an Agatha nomination for QUIETER THAN SLEEP, the first book in the series, the novels have been widely reviewed, including in the NEW YORK TIMES, and in 2001 the adult- readers division of the New York Library Association named her Noted Author of the Year, as the writer whose books they most enjoyed recommending to their patrons.
Beverle Graves Myers lives in Louisville, Kentucky. She practiced psychiatry at a public mental health clinic before making a mid-life career switch to writing. In addition to the Helluva War series, her work includes the Tito Amato Mysteries set in 18th-century Venice and numerous short stories and articles. Visit her website at www.beverlegravesmyers.com.
Noted "Author of the Year" by New York (State) Library Association, and" 1997 Agatha: Best First Novel" for "Quieter than Sleep"
Beverle Grave Myers
2005 Kentucky Literary Award Nominee for "Painted Veil"
Derringer Award, Best Nomination 2005 for ""Sweet Smell of Success""
Derringer Award, Best Longer Short Story Finalist 2005 for" "The Franklin Fiasco""
Million Writers Award 2006, Notable Story for ""Haven City" "
Derringer Award Finalist Best Story 2008 and Macavity Finalist Best Story 2008 for" "Brimstone P.I." "
Derringer Award Finalist, Best Story 2008 for ""The Bookworm's Demise" "