BARON R. BIRTCHER spent a number of years as a professional musician, and founded an independent record label and management company. Critics have hailed Baron's writing as "the real deal" (Publishers Weekly), and his plots as "taut, gritty, and powerfully con-trolled" (Kirkus Reviews).
His first two novels (Roadhouse Blues and Ruby Tuesday) are Los Angeles Times and Independent Mystery Booksellers Association best sellers, and he has been nominated for a number of literary awards, including the Nero Award (Hard Latitudes), the Claymore Awards (Rain Dogs), the Left Coast Crime Lefty Award (Angels Fall), and won the Silver Falchion Award in 2016 (Hard Latitudes).
Baron currently divides his time between Portland, Oregon and Kona, Hawaii.
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 2018 Lefty Award for Best Mystery. WRONG LIGHT, the 5th Rick Cahill crime novel come out in December, 2018. Matt lives in San Diego with his Yellow Lab, Angus.
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