Terence Faherty is the author of the Edgar-nominated Owen Keane series, which follows the adventures of a failed seminarian turned metaphysical detective, the Shamus-winning Scott Elliott private eye series, set in the golden age of Hollywood, and one stand-alone novel, The Quiet Woman, a romantic mystery set in contemporary Ireland. His latest book is Tales of the Star Republic, a collection of short mysteries with paranormal twists, investigated by a reporter for a Midwestern newspaper. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with his wife, Jan.

Andrew Taylor has been a full-time writer since 1981. He writes mainly crime novels and historical novels. From 2004 to 2006, he edited The Author, the quarterly journal of the Society of Authors, and continues to write The Author’s regular ‘Grub Street’ column. He was the Spectator’s crime fiction reviewer for ten years, and regularly reviewed books there and elsewhere.

He has won numerous other awards such as Sweden’s Martin Beck Award, the Golden Crowbar, the CWA Diamond Dagger for excellence in crime writing, and triple winner of the CWA Historical Dagger. He founded the Crime Writers Association’s Debut Dagger competition and ran it for two years as well as judged the CWA’s John Creasey Dagger for Best First Crime Novel of the Year for five years, and is currently chair of the judges of the Debut Crown.