Lisa Brackmann

Lisa Brackmann

Lisa Brackmann is the New York Times best-selling author of the Ellie McEnroe novels set in China and the thrillers GETAWAY, GO-BETWEEN and BLACK SWAN RISING. The first Ellie book, ROCK PAPER TIGER was one of Amazon Top 100 Books of the Year and a Top 10 Mystery/Thriller and was short-listed for the Strand Critic’s best-first-novel award. HOUR OF THE RAT, the sequel, was shortlisted for Left Coast Crime’s international mystery award and was nominated for the Anthony Award for Best Audio Book. DRAGON DAY, the third novel in the Ellie McEnroe trilogy, was a Seattle Times Top 10 Mystery of 2015 and was short-listed for a Lefty award. GETAWAY was an Amazon Best Book of the Month and a finalist for SCIBA's T. Jefferson Parker award. GO-BETWEEN, “a terrific noir tale that channels Richard Stark’s stories” was a “Hottest Summer Books” selection from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Booklist called her new novel, BLACK SWAN RISING, "An absorbing and apocalyptic vision of American politics that leaves the reader hoping it will never come to this.” Her work has also appeared Akashic's SAN DIEGO NOIR, The Wall Street Journal, Travel+Leisure, Salon, Los Angeles Review of Books and CNET. She lives in San Diego with a cat, far too many books and a bass ukulele and is playing in a band again after a 17-year break. You can find her online at

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