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Julia Dahl was born in Fresno, Calif., to a Lutheran father and a Jewish mother. She currently lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Julia has been writing about crime since 2004 when Seventeen magazine sent her to cover the story of a young Birmingham, Ala., girl who had been killed by her mother. Since then, she has worked as a freelance reporter at the New York Post, the deputy managing editor of The Crime Report, and now covers crime and justice for CBSNews.com.

Julia's feature articles have appeared in Mental Floss, Salon, Pacific Standard, the Columbia Journalism Review, the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, and the Daily Beast, among others. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the H.F. Guggenheim Foundation and the Nation Institute for her reporting on criminal justice issues.

Before turning her attention to crime and justice, Julia was an editor at Redbook and Marie Claire. She began her career fact-checking at Entertainment Weekly.

INVISIBLE CITY is her first novel. She is at work on the sequel

Genres: Mystery
New and upcoming books
September 2024

I Dreamed of Falling
Rebekah Roberts
   1. Invisible City (2014)
   2. Run You Down (2015)
   3. Conviction (2017)
   The Missing Hours (2021)
   I Dreamed of Falling (2024)
Julia Dahl recommends
One of the Good Guys (2024)
Araminta Hall
"I am not easily shocked, but One of the Good Guys went places even my twisted mind had never imagined. Araminta Hall is a master of suspense, and her latest novel is a timely, thrilling tale that offers no easy villains or heroes, but loads of surprises. Beautifully written, deliciously tense, and entirely surprising-I tore through it."
The Death of Us (2023)
Lori Rader-Day
"The Death of Us is an utterly mesmerizing and deeply moving novel about the meaning of family, the consequences of betrayal, and the power of love. Lori Rader-Day weaves a tight web, drawing us into a small town soaked in secrets and full of people willing to do almost anything to keep them. I stayed up half the night tearing through this deft, timeless mystery."
Come with Me (2023)
Erin Flanagan
"Come with Me is a deliciously dark thrill ride about toxic friendship, grief, and the stark - and dangerous - difference between our true self and the face we show the world. Erin Flanagan is without a doubt one of the best crime writers working today, and her latest takes us inside the corporate world, unearthing the ugly reality of what women in business must sometimes do to succeed. A thoroughly satisfying, thought-provoking read. I loved it."

More recommendations 

Anthony Awards Best First Novel nominee (2015) : Invisible City
Barry Awards Best First Novel winner (2015) : Invisible City
Edgar Awards Best First Novel nominee (2015) : Invisible City
Macavity Awards Best First Book winner (2015) : Invisible City
Shamus Awards Best First Novel winner (2015) : Invisible City

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