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Kristi Belcamino

Kristi Belcamino is a writer, photographer, and Italian mama who also bakes a tasty biscotti.

As an award-winning reporter in California, she flew over Big Sur in an FA-18 jet with the Blue Angels, raced a Dodge Viper at Laguna Seca and watched autopsies. Her first novel, Blessed Are the Dead, was inspired by her dealings on the crime beat with a serial killer.

"Kristi Belcamino uses her newsroom background to grand effect in this crackling, savvy debut. Insider know-how and deft detail make every page come alive -- and those pages fly by as the story reaches out and grabs you by the heart. Blessed are the Dead is a great read, Gabriella Giovanni is a one-of-a-kind character, and Kristi Belcamino is a writer to watch." --David Corbett, award-winning author of DO THEY KNOW I'M RUNNING?

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult Fiction
Non fiction
Anthony Awards Best First Novel nominee (2015) : Blessed Are the Dead
Macavity Awards Best First Book nominee (2015) : Blessed Are the Dead
Barry Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2016) : Blessed are Those Who Weep
Agatha Award Best Children/Young Adult Fiction nominee (2017) : City of Angels
Barry Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2018) : Blessed Are The Peacemakers