Paul D. Marks is t the Shamus and Macavity Award-winning author of White Heat and Broken Windows, mystery-thrillers that take place in 1990s Los Angeles and touch upon social issues of that time which are still in the news today. Publishers Weekly calls White Heat a “taut crime yarn” and says of Broken Windows that “Fans of downbeat PI fiction will be satisfied…with Shamus Award winner Marks’s solid sequel to 2012’s White Heat.” Paul's short story, Windward, won the Macavity Award and has been selected for the anthology Best American Mystery Stories of 2018 Edited by Louise Penny and Otto Penzler.
Matt Coyle is the best-selling author of the Rick Cahill crime novels. His first book, YESTERDAY'S ECHO, won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel, The San Diego Book Award for Best Mystery, the IBPA Ben Franklin Silver Award for Best New Voice in Fiction, and was a Macavity finalist for Best First Novel. The second, NIGHT TREMORS, was a finalist for the Anthony, Shamus, and Lefty Awards. The third Rick Cahill crime novel, DARK FISSURES, was a finalist for the Macavity and Lefty Awards. BLOOD TRUTH, is a finalist for the Shamus Award, a Silver Award winner for the Foreword Indies Book of the Year Award for Thrillers and was a finalist for the Lefty Award for Best Mystery. His short story, The #2 Pencil is a Macavity Award nominee and a Derringer Award Finalist. WRONG LIGHT, the 5th Rick Cahill crime novel comes out in December, 2018. Matt lives in San Diego with his Yellow Lab, Angus.