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Erica Wright

USA flag (b.1981)

Erica Wright's debut crime novel The Red Chameleon (Pegasus Books) is one of O, The Oprah Magazine's Best Books of Summer 2014 and was called "riveting" by Publishers Weekly. She is also the author of the poetry collection Instructions for Killing the Jackal (Black Lawrence Press, 2011) and the chapbook Silt (Dancing Girl Press, 2009). Her poems have appeared in Blackbird, Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, New Orleans Review, Spinning Jenny, and elsewhere. She is the poetry editor and a senior editor at Guernica Magazine. Her interest in crime writing began while teaching at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and she has also taught at Marymount Manhattan College and New York University's continuing studies program.

Genres: Mystery
Erica Wright recommends
The Last Place You Look (2017)
(Roxane Weary, book 1)
Kristen Lepionka
"With its memorable characters and surprising twists, The Last Place You Look will stay with readers long after they turn the last page."
A Walk in the Fire (2018)
(Judah Cannon, book 2)
Steph Post
"Steph Post writes with an intensity all her own. Greed, power, and desperation collide to make us ask, what choices do we make when it seems like none are left? Walk in the Fire captures backwoods Florida in all its grit and glory. This is a superbly original thriller - as sleek, wild, and dangerous as any rattlesnake."

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