Published November 3, 2020

On Shelf Life in October, crime novelists Hilary Davidson (Don’t Look Down) and Rachel Howzell Hall (And Now She’s Gone) discussed their newest books, their experiences as crime writers, writing strong women characters, and much more. Both authors have served on the board of the Mystery Writers of America, mentored other writers, and participated in a variety of peer-support work, such as Crime Writers of Color and Noir at the Bar. Davidson’s short story, “Unforgiven,” published in Murder a-Go-Gos: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Music of the Go-Gos, was nominated for a 2020 Best Short Story Anthony Award; Hall’s novel,They All Fall Down, was nominated for a 2020 Best Novel Anthony Award. Watch the recording of the event here:

Davidson’s wildly intense murder mystery grabs the listener from the beginning… The age-old themes of survival, class, ambition, greed, revenge, love, and deceit all come into play.”—Library Journal (starred review)

“Smart, razor-sharp from Thriller Award finalist Hall…. Full of wry, dark humor, this nuanced tale of two extraordinary women is un-put-downable.”―Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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