Hallinan is the Edgar- and Macavity-nominated author of the Poke Rafferty thriller series and the Junior Bender mystery series. After years of working in Hollywood, television, and the music industry, he now writes full time. He divides his time between California and Thailand. His latest book is “Fields Where They Lay.”
Ide is of Japanese American descent. Growing up in South Central Los Angeles, Joe's favorite books were the Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes stories. The idea that a person could face the world and vanquish his enemies with just his intelligence fascinated him. Joe went on to earn a graduate degree and had several careers before writing his debut novel, "IQ.” Ide lives in Santa Monica.
Swinson is the author of “A Detailed Man” and “Second Girl.” He is a retired D.C. police detective and a former alternative and punk rock promoter in Long Beach, CA in the eighties.