Don’t Look Down

(Shadows of New York Series, Book #2)

Thomas & Mercer hardcover & paperback, February 11, 2020

Brilliance Audio audiobook, February 2020

One Small Sacrifice

(Shadows of New York Series, Book #1)

Thomas & Mercer hardcover & trade paperback, June 2019

Brilliance Audio audiobook, June 2019

Blood Always Tells

Forge hardcover, April 2014

Dreamscape audiobook, April 2014

Trade paperback, March 2015

Evil in All Its Disguises

(Lily Moore Series, Book #3)

Forge hardcover, March 2013

Dreamscape audiobook, March 2013

Trade paperback, March 2014

French edition: Editions Télémaque

The Next One to Fall

(Lily Moore Series, Book #2)

Forge hardcover, February 2012

Dreamscape audiobook, February 2012

Trade paperback, February 2013

German Edition: Fall Ins Verderben, Egmont Lyx, 2015

French edition: La Dernière Chute, Editions Télémaque, 2015

The Damage Done

(Lily Moore Series, Book #1)

Forge hardcover, September 2010

Mass-market paperback, January 2012

Trade paperback, March 2013

French edition: Le Mal Que Tu M’as Fait, Editions Télémaque, 2014

German Edition: Im Namen Der Schuld, Egmont Lyx, 2015


The Swamp Killers (Down & Out Books, March 2020)

At Home in the Dark (edited by Lawrence Block, April 2019)

Murder-a-Go-Go’s (Down & Out Books, March 2019)

Florida Happens: Bouchercon Anthology 2018 (Three Rooms Press, 2018)

The Night of the Flood (Down & Out Books, 2018)

Passport to Murder: Bouchercon Anthology 2017 (Down & Out Books, 2017)

Killing Malmon (Down & Out Books, 2017)

Unloaded (Down & Out Books, 2016)

Thuglit Presents Cruel Yule (December 2015)

Protectors 2: Heroes (September 2015)

Trouble in the Heartland: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen (Zelmer Pulp, December 2014)

The Lizard’s Ardent Uniform (June 2014)

Beat to a Pulp: Hardboiled 3 (November 2013)

The Black Widow Club: Nine Tales of Obsession and Murder (July 2013)

Feeding Kate (January 2013)

Murder & Mayhem in Muskego (Down & Out Books, 2012)

Noir at the Bar 2 (New Pulp Press, September 2012)

Beat to a Pulp: Round Two (2012)

D*CKED: Dark Fiction Inspired by Dick Cheney (2011)

Pulp Ink (2011)

Crimefactory: First Shift (New Pulp Press, 2011)

Beat to a Pulp: Round One (2010)

Blood, Guts, & Whiskey (Kensington, 2010)

A Prisoner of Memory and 24 of the Year’s Finest Crime and Mystery Stories (Pegasus, 2008)


Frommer’s Toronto 2010 (Wiley, December 2009) — also 10 previous editions of the book

Frommer’s Canada, 15th edition (Wiley, May 2008) — also four previous editions of the book

Frommer’s New York City Day by Day, First Edition (Wiley, January 2006)


Before she was a crime novelist, Hilary Davidson was a journalist. She got her start as an intern at Harper’s Magazine in New York and then joined the staff of Canadian Living magazine in Toronto. After deciding that she’d rather write than edit, she left her day job to freelance full-time. That decision led her to write 18 nonfiction books (17 of them for Frommer’s Travel Guides) and articles for wide array of publications including Discover, Martha Stewart Weddings, American Archaeology, Fitness, Reader’s Digest, Chatelaine, and CNN Travel.

Hilary’s debut novel, The Damage Done, won the 2011 Anthony Award for Best First Novel, and the Crimespree Award for Best First Novel. It also launched the Lily Moore series that continued with The Next One to Fall and Evil in All Its Disguises. Hilary’s first standalone thriller, Blood Always Tells, was published by Tor/Forge in 2014. Her bestseller One Small Sacrifice, the first book in the Shadows of New York series, was published by Thomas & Mercer in June 2019. The second book in that series, Don’t Look Down, was released by Thomas & Mercer on February 11, 2020.

Her short fiction has won the Anthony Award, the Derringer Award, and the Spinetingler Award. Hilary’s stories have appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Thuglit, Beat to a Pulp, Crimespree, All Due Respect, Crime Factory, Spinetingler, and Needle: A Magazine of Noir, and other dark places. Her work is featured in many anthologies, including Florida Happens (the 2018 Bouchercon collection), Passport to Murder (the 2017 Bouchercon collection), and At Home in the Dark, edited by Lawrence Block. In 2013, she gathered some of her personal favorites for a collection called The Black Widow Club: Nine Tales of Obsession and Murder.

Hilary has served as an At-Large Director on the National Board of the Mystery Writers of America from January 2012 to January 2016. She has previously served on the Mystery Writers of America’s New York Board as well.


CrimeReads: “Hilary Davidson and Susan Elia MacNeal on Writing PTSD in Fiction”

ITW’s The Thrill Begins: “An Interview With Hilary Davidson” by Jennifer Hillier

PDI with Mark Combs (Podcast): “Hilary Davidson”

Speaking of Mysteries with Nancie Clare (Podcast): “Hilary Davidson”

Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb: “Q&A with Hilary Davidson”

Quill & Quire: “Blockbuster Domestic Thrillers by Women Have Roots in a Violent Past” by Hilary Davidson

Do Some Damage: “Hilary Davidson Always Tells”

The Globe & Mail: “When Fire Consumed My Workplace My Illusions About Safety Were Reduced to Ashes” by Hilary Davidson

The Big Thrill: “Blood Always Tells by Hilary Davidson” by Josie Brown

Library Journal: “A Genre’s Woman Problem” by Hilary Davidson

The Toronto Star: “Travel Writer Hilary Davidson Gives in to the Dark Side” by Greg Quill

National Post: “Hilary Davidson’s Last Resort” by Mark Medley

Raincoast Books: “An Interview with the Suspiciously Nice Hilary Davidson” by Dan Wagstaff

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine’s Fiction Podcast: “Episode 42: ‘Hedge Hog’ by Hilary Davidson” plus an interview by Janet Hutchings,

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Photograph of Hilary (in red) by Anna Ty Bergman. Other photographs copyright 2007-2020 Hilary Davidson.


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