Ed Lynskey is a crime writer, critic, and poet living with his family near Washington, D.C. His three P.I. Frank Johnson mysteries are THE DIRT-BROWN DERBY (Mundania Press, 2006), THE BLUE CHEER (Point Blank/Wildside Press, 2007), and PELHAM FELL HERE (Mundania Press, 2008). TROGLODYTES will be released next year. (Mundania Press, 2009). P.I. short story collections include OUT OF TOWN A FEW DAYS (Booksforabuck, 2004) and A CLEAR PATH TO CROSS (Ramble House, 2008). His work has been anthologized by St. Martin’s Press and University of Virginia Press. His short fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. His poems have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly. His reviews have appeared in New York Times Book Review and Washington Post. His mystery fiction has been praised by James Crumley, Linda Fairstein, Ed Gorman, John Lescroart, Ken Bruen, Bill Pronzini, and John Lutz.