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Nick Petrie

(Nicholas Petrie)
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Nick Petrie received his MFA in fiction from the University of Washington, won a Hopwood Award for short fiction while an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, and his story At the Laundromat won the 2006 Short Story Contest in The Seattle Review, a national literary journal.  A husband and father, he has worked as a carpenter, remodeling contractor, and building inspector.  He lives in Milwaukee.

Genres: Mystery
Peter Ash
   1. The Drifter (2016)
   2. Burning Bright (2017)
   3. Light It Up (2018)
   4. Tear It Down (2019)
   5. The Wild One (2020)
   6. The Breaker (2021)
   7. The Runaway (2022)
   8. The Heavy Lift (2023)
Anthony Awards Best First Novel nominee (2017) : The Drifter
Anthony Awards Best First Book nominee (2017) : The Drifter
Barry Awards Best First Novel winner (2017) : The Drifter
Edgar Awards Best First Novel nominee (2017) : The Drifter
Barry Awards Best Thriller nominee (2019) : Light It Up

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The Guilty One (2023)
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Wolf Trap (2023)
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The Instructor (2023)
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