John L. French is a crime scene
supervisor with the Baltimore Police Department Crime Laboratory. As a writer of crime, pulp and horror fiction his stories
have appeared in Hardboiled, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, The Dead Walk, Flesh and Iron and other anthologies.
He was the consulting editor for Chelsea House’s Criminal Investigations series for young adults. His latest books are
Past Sins, the Casebook of Matthew Grace and Bullets and Brimstone (written with Patrick Thomas). He is the editor of Bad Cop, No Donut: Tales of Police Behaving Badly.
Quintin Peterson is a 24-year-veteran police officer
with the Metropolitan Police Department and is currently assigned to its Office of Public Information as a media liaison officer.
He is also a liaison between the department and members of the motion picture and television industries, acting as a script
consultant and technical advisor. Quintin Peterson is the author of several plays and screenplays. He
is a contributor to Bad Cop, No Donut: Tales of Police Behaving Badly
Grady was born and raised in Shelby, Montana, the setting
for his story. He broke into publishing at 24 with Six Days of the Condor, his first novel that became the title-shortened
1975 Robert Redford movie. Since then, Grady’s been a U.S. Senate aide, a national investigative
reporter, and a movie and TV series writer, while his dozen+ novels and as many short stories have won him France’s
career Grand Prix du Roman Noir (2001), Italy’s Raymond Chandler Medal (2004), and an Edgar nomination from the Mystery
Writers of America. He lives inside Washington, D.C.’s Beltway with his wife, ex-private eye/now
cyber journalist Bonnie Goldstein. He is a contributor to Bad Cop, No Donut: Tales
of Police Behaving Badly.