Thailand: Timothy Hallinan is the Edgar and Macavity nominated author of three widely praised fiction series: the Bangkok thrillers featuring Poke Rafferty, the Simeon Grist mysteries, set in Los Angeles, and the new Junior Bender comic mysteries, featuring a burglar who works as an investigator for other crooks.
Hallinan has lived on and off in Southeast Asia for more than 25 years. He began writing books while enjoying a successful career in the television industry. He wrote songs and sang in a rock band while in college, and many of his songs were recorded by by well-known artists who included the platinum-selling group Bread. For years he has taught a course on “Finishing the Novel”. Tim currently maintains a house in Santa Monica, California, and apartments in Bangkok, Thailand; and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
His latest Poke Rafferty novel is The Fear Artist. Read a guest post here.
Greece: Jeffrey Siger left his life as a lawyer in New York City to write of mystery and intrigue on his beloved Greek island paradise of Mykonos -as only a local could. His work is a best selling phenomenon throughout Greece - among tourists and natives alike.
Jeff was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, received degrees in political science and biology from Washington and Jefferson College and in law from Boston College Law School. He began practicing law at a major Wall Street law firm. While there, he helped establish the leading organization in New York City for private-practice lawyers seeking to volunteer for public service, and served as Special Counsel to the citizens group responsible for reporting on New York City prison conditions.
He left Wall Street to join his own New York City law firm. There he continued as one of its name partners-litigating high-stakes society scandals and other delicate public and private matters of domestic and international consequence-until giving it all up to write full-time among the people, life, and politics of his beloved Mykonos, and spearfish in its Aegean waters.
His latest novel is: Target: Tinos
Both Tim and Jeff blog at Murder is Everywhere, Seven renowned crime writers blog from different corners of the world.