Catriona McPherson was born in Scotland and lived there until 2010, before moving to California. A former bank clerk, library worker, and academic, she is the multi-award-winning author of the Dandy Gilver detective stories, set in Scotland in the 1920s. She also writes award-winning contemporary standalones, including The Day She Died, Come to Harm, and The Child Garden. McPherson is a proud member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, The Crimewriters’ Association, The Society of Authors, and Scottish PEN. She is the 2014/15 president of Sisters in Crime (National). Dandy Gilver and the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains won the Sue Feder Memorial Award in 2012 and Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder won the Agatha for Best Historical Novel in the same year. The series won the Bruce Alexander Award in 2013 and 2014. She lives in Davis with her husband and two cats.
David Hagerty is the author of They Tell Me You Are Wicked, the first in a trio of political murder mysteries from Evolved Publishing. The novels star Duncan Cochrane, who is convinced he wants to be governor of Illinois until his daughter is killed at their home six weeks before election day. Out of grief and frustration with a stalled police investigation, he uses the bully pulpit of the campaign to seek her assailant. Hagerty has also published more than a dozen short stories online and in print, including “Shutterbugs,” which first appeared in Lowestoft Chronicle and will be read by John Haine at Stories on Stage Davis. When he is not writing, he teaches at Sacramento City College.