Sarah Weinman, a freelance writer based in New York, writes "Dark Passages," a monthly online crime fiction column for the Los Angeles Times. Her short fiction has been published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and several anthologies.
Denise Hamilton, a former Fulbright Scholar and Los Angeles Times staff writer, is an award-winning mystery author and editor. She writes the Eve Diamond series, which includes the Edgar Award-nominated Last Lullaby. Her latest novel is The Last Embrace.
Michael Koryta's first novel, the Edgar-nominated Tonight I Said Goodbye, was published when he was just 21. Koryta's most recent book, Envy the Night, is a 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist in the Mystery/Thriller Category.
Simon Lewis, a native of Wales, is the author of several "Rough Guides to Asia" handbooks and the backpacker novel Go. His second novel, Bad Traffic, is a 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Mystery/Thriller finalist. He divides his time between London and Asia.