Donald E. Westlake
Donald E. Westlake (1933-2008) was a prolific author of crime fiction. In 1993, the Mystery Writers of America bestowed the society's highest honour on Westlake, naming him a Grand Master.
Patrick Easter was a police officer in the Met for thirty years and during that time was part of the Marine Police force. On retirement, he became a successful journalist writing both for technical journals and the national press. His stint with the Marine Police coupled with a love of 18th Century history make him the perfect author for this subject.
David Ellis's previous novels include In the Company of Liars, Jury of One, Life Sentence, and Line of Vision, for which he won the Edgar Award. An attorney from Chicago, he currently serves as counsel to the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives.
Harlan Ellison is renowned in the fields of science fiction, fantasy and crime fiction for his dry, cutting writing. He is the author of Rumble (Web of the City) and The Sound of a Scythe. He has won numerous awards including two Edgars. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife.Otto Penzler is the founder of New York's Mysterious Bookshop and the Mysterious Press. He lives in New York.