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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.
 

Genres: Thriller, Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery
 
Series
Collector
   1. Dead Harvest (2012)
   2. The Wrong Goodbye (2012)
   3. The Big Reap (2013)
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Michael Hendricks
   1. The Killing Kind (2015)
   1.5. The Approach (2016)
   2. Red Right Hand (2016)
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Novels
   Child Zero (2022)
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Collections
   Pulp Ink (2011) (with others)
   A Rip Through Time (2012) (with others)
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Chris Holm recommends
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The County Line (2024)
Steve Weddle
"At once wry, thrilling, and full of heart, The County Line evokes the Coen brothers at their period best, while staking out a voice and milieu all its own."
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The Killing Room (2023)
(Killing Room, book 1)
Robert Swartwood
"Wanna know why I'm a big fan of Robert Swartwood? Look no further than The Killing Room. Propulsive as a gunshot and packed with twists guaranteed to keep even the savviest of readers guessing, Swartwood's latest isn't just a great thriller--it's also great fun."
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The Bitter Past (2023)
(Porter Beck, book 1)
Bruce Borgos
"A thrilling and assured debut, Bruce Borgos' The Bitter Past is at once a high stakes tale of high treason in the high desert and an unflinching examination of the lasting scars that even the coldest of wars can leave behind."

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Anthologies containing stories by Chris Holm
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Blood Business (2017)
Crime Stories from This World and Beyond
edited by
Mario Acevedo and Joshua Viola
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Trouble in the Heartland (2014)
Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen
(Gutter Books Rock Anthology)
edited by
Joe Clifford
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Feeding Kate (2012)
A Crime Fiction Anthology
edited by
Laura Benedict, Laura K Curtis, Neliza Drew and Clare Toohey

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