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Stefanie Pintoff


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In 2008, Stefanie Pintoff became the inaugural winner of the St. Martin's Minotaur/Mystery Writers of America Best First Crime Novel competition. Her novel, IN THE SHADOW OF GOTHAM, developed from what she learned about criminology and detective fiction while earning a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a Ph.D. in English Literature from New York University.

A former attorney and teacher, she now writes full-time and is at work on the second novel in the series, VERSED IN MURDER. She lives in Westchester County, NY with her husband, daughter, and a lovable big dog.
 
Awards
Agatha Award Best First Novel nominee (2009) : In the Shadow of Gotham
Anthony Awards Best First Novel nominee (2010) : In the Shadow of Gotham
Edgar Awards Best First Novel winner (2010) : In the Shadow of Gotham
Barry Awards Best Thriller nominee (2016) : Hostage Taker