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Chris Holm

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Chris F. Holm was born in Syracuse, New York to a mother from a cop family and a father from a long line of fantasy and sci-fi geeks. He wrote his first story at the age of six. It got him sent to the principal's office. Since then, his work has fared better, appearing in such publications as Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Needle: A Magazine of Noir, and THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2011. He's been longlisted for a Stoker Award and nominated for an Anthony, a couple Derringers, a Silver Falchion, a pair of Spinetinglers, and a handful of House of Crime and Mystery Readers' Choice Awards, even racking up some wins along the way. His Collector novels recast the battle between heaven and hell as old-fashioned crime pulp. Chris lives on the coast of Maine with his lovely wife, writer and reviewer Katrina Niidas Holm. No, she hasn't reviewed his books.
Michael Hendricks
1. The Killing Kind (2015)
1.5. The Approach (2016)
2. Red Right Hand (2016)
PULP INK (2011) (with Eric Beetner, Reed Farrel Coleman, Hilary Davidson, Matthew C Funk, Richard Godwin, Allan Guthrie and Gary Phillips)
A Rip Through Time (2012) (with Chad Eagleton, Garnett Elliott and Charles Allen Gramlich)
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2014) : The Big Reap
Anthony Awards Best Novel winner (2016) : The Killing Kind
Barry Awards Best Thriller nominee (2016) : The Killing Kind
Macavity Awards Best First Book nominee (2016) : The Killing Kind
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2017) : Red Right Hand

Chris Holm recommends
Marshall Conrad (2014)
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"Sean Cummings is a member of the dark fantastic. His writing brims with soul, guts, and a dark wit sharp enough to draw blood."
Riot Load (2015)
(Dominick Prince, book 2)
Bryon Quertermous
"A breakneck tale that manages to both send up and pay homage to the tropes of the crime drama."

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