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Hilary Davidson


Hilary Davidson

Before she was a crime novelist, Hilary Davidson was a journalist. She got her start as an intern at Harper’s Magazine in New York and then joined the staff of Canadian Living magazine in Toronto. After deciding that she’d rather write than edit, she left her day job to freelance full-time. That decision led her to write 18 nonfiction books (17 of them for Frommer’s Travel Guides) and articles for wide array of publications, including Discover, Martha Stewart Weddings, American Archaeology, Fitness, Reader’s Digest, Chatelaine and CNN Travel.

Hilary’s debut novel, THE DAMAGE DONE, won the 2011 Anthony Award for Best First Novel, and the Crimespree Award for Best First Novel. The second book in the series is THE NEXT ONE TO FALL, and the third is EVIL IN ALL ITS DISGUISES. Hilary’s first stand-alone novel, BLOOD ALWAYS TELLS, was published by Tor/Forge in April 2014 and released as a trade paperback in March 2015. Her latest novel, ONE SMALL SACRIFICE --- the first book in a new series --- is an Amazon First Reads selection for May 2019.

Her short fiction has won the Anthony Award, the Derringer Award, and the Spinetingler Award. Hilary’s stories have appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Thuglit, Beat to a Pulp, Crimespree, All Due Respect, Crime Factory, Spinetingler, Needle: A Magazine of Noir, and other dark places. Her work is featured in many anthologies, including FLORIDA HAPPENS (the 2018 Bouchercon collection), PASSPORT TO MURDER (the 2017 Bouchercon collection), and AT HOME IN THE DARK, edited by Lawrence Block. In 2013, she gathered some of her personal favorites for a collection called THE BLACK WIDOW CLUB: Nine Tales of Obsession and Murder.

Hilary has served as an At-Large Director on the National Board of the Mystery Writers of America from January 2012 to January 2016. She has previously served on the Mystery Writers of America’s New York Board as well.

Hilary Davidson

Books by Hilary Davidson

by Hilary Davidson - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

NYPD detective Sheryn Sterling has had her eye on Alex Traynor ever since his friend, Cori, fell to her death under suspicious circumstances a year ago. Cori’s death was ruled a suicide, but Sheryn thinks that Alex --- a wartime photojournalist suffering from PTSD --- got away with murder. When Alex’s fiancée, Emily, a talented and beloved local doctor, suddenly goes missing, Sheryn suspects that Alex is again at the center of a sticky case. But as she starts pulling at the threads in this web, her whole theory unravels. Everyone involved remembers the night Cori died differently --- and the truth about her death could be the key to solving Emily’s disappearance.

by Hilary Davidson - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Dominique Monaghan just wanted to get even with her two-timing, married boyfriend, a washed-up boxer stuck in a toxic marriage to a dangerously spoiled socialite. However, an elaborate blackmail scheme soon lands her in the middle of an unexpected kidnapping…and attempted murder. But who is actually out to kill whom?