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Aaron Philip Clark

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Aaron Philip Clark is a native of Los Angeles, CA. He is a novelist and poet, and a former Los Angeles Police Department recruit. His first novel, THE SCIENCE OF PAUL: A Novel of Crime (New Pulp Press), was published in 2011. The debut was met with interest and acclaim. Clark followed THE SCIENCE OF PAUL with A HEALTHY FEAR OF MAN (Snubnose Press) published the following year. Both novels featured the morally plagued and emotionally damaged protagonist, Paul Little, as he fought to escape the perils of Philadelphia street culture and return to his deceased grandfather’s farm in North Carolina. In 2018, Shotgun Honey, an imprint of Down & Out Books, reissued the Paul Little novels.

Genres: Mystery
Nate Hollis (with Juliet Blackwell, Derrick Ferguson, Bobby Nash and Gary Phillips)
   1. Gary Phillips' Hollis P.I. (2014)
Trevor Finnegan
   1. Under Color of Law (2021)
   2. Blue Like Me (2022)
   The Furious Way (2019)
Aaron Philip Clark recommends
Hollywood Hustle (2024)
Jon Lindstrom
"Sharp prose, vivid descriptions, and a cast of colorful characters set in sun-drenched L.A. mark this debut filled with intrigue, heart, and echoes of Chandler and Leonard."

Books containing stories by Aaron Philip Clark
The Best Mystery Stories of the Year 2023 (2023)
Best Crime Stories of the Year 3

(Best Mystery Stories of the Year, book 3)
edited by
Otto Penzler and Amor Towles

Award nominations
2022 International Thriller Writers Award for Best Paperback original (nominee) : Under Color of Law

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