One Small Sacrifice

Coming in Spring 2019 from Thomas & Mercer

Blood Always Tells

Forge hardcover, April 2014

Dreamscape audiobook, April 2014

Trade paperback, March 2015

Evil in All Its Disguises

Forge hardcover, March 2013

Dreamscape audiobook, March 2013

Trade paperback, March 2014

French edition: Editions Télémaque, coming in 2016

The Next One to Fall

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

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 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)


Award-winning novelist and travel writer Hilary Davidson got her start in journalism in 1995, when she moved to New York for five months to intern at Harper’s Magazine. Afterwards, Hilary joined the staff of Canadian Living magazine in Toronto as a copy editor. Her first freelance article, “Death Takes a Holiday” — about a New Orleans cemetery — was published by The Globe & Mail. She left her day job to write full-time in June 1998. She went on 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, 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. The book was also a finalist for a Macavity Award and an Arthur Ellis Award. The novel’s main character, Lily Moore, is, like Hilary, a travel writer. While their personal lives have little in common, they do share a few things, such as a love of vintage clothing, classic Hollywood movies, and Art Deco design. The second book in the series is The Next One to Fall and the third is Evil in All Its Disguises. Read the reviews. Hilary’s first standalone novel, Blood Always Tells, was published by Tor/Forge in April 2014 and released as a trade paperback in March 2015. Her next novel is One Small Sacrifice, which will be published by Thomas & Mercer in spring 2019.

Her short fiction has won the Derringer Award, the Spinetingler Award, and two Readers’ Choice Awards from Ellery Queen. Hilary’s story “The Siege” was a finalist for the 2016 Anthony Award for Best Short Story. Her 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. Her work is featured in many anthologies, including Beat to a Pulp: Round One and Round Two; Crimefactory: First Shift; Thuglit Presents: Blood Guts, & Whiskey; Pulp Ink; D*CKED; and Trouble in the Heartland: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen.

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.


Quill & Quire: “Blockbuster Domestic Thrillers by Women Have Roots in a Violent Past” by Hilary Davidson, October 2017

Dead End Follies: “10 New Generation Genre Writers You Need to Read,” August 6, 2015

Do Some Damage: “Hilary Davidson Always Tells,” April 16, 2015

The Globe & Mail: “When Fire Consumed My Workplace My Illusions About Safety Were Reduced to Ashes” by Hilary Davidson, April 14, 2014

The Big Thrill: “Blood Always Tells by Hilary Davidson” by Josie Brown, March 31, 2014

Library Journal: “A Genre’s Woman Problem” by Hilary Davidson, December 2013

MysteryPeople: “MysteryPeople Interview: Hilary Davidson” by Scott Montgomery, March 19, 2013

The Toronto Star: “Travel Writer Hilary Davidson Gives in to the Dark Side” by Greg Quill, March 13, 2013

National Post: “Hilary Davidson’s Last Resort” by Mark Medley, March 7, 2013

Raincoast Books: “An Interview with the Suspiciously Nice Hilary Davidson” by Dan Wagstaff, March 4, 2013

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine’s Fiction Podcast: “Episode 42: ‘Hedge Hog’ by Hilary Davidson” plus an interview by Janet Hutchings, February 1, 2013 (listen on iTunes)

International Festival of Authors: “Five Questions with…Hilary Davidson,” October 20, 2012

CBC Radio “The Sunday Edition”: Summer host Kevin Sylvester interviews Hilary Davidson, Ian Hamilton, Robin Spano and Deryn Collier, July 1, 2012 (listen to the podcast online)

Terrible Minds: “Hilary Davidson: The Terribleminds Interview” by Chuck Wendig, February 23, 2012

Jen’s Book Thoughts: “Chatting With Hilary Davidson” (video interview) by Jen Forbus, January 4, 2012

Bouchercon 2011: “Julia Spencer-Fleming Interviews Best First Novel Nominee Hilary Davidson,” June 28, 2011

Mulholland Books: “A Conversation With Hilary Davidson and Brad Parks,” February 11, 2011

Day Labor (CrimeFactory blog): “Video Interview — Hilary Davidson” by Keith Rawson, November 9, 2010

Gadling: “Q&A With Travel and Fiction Writer Hilary Davidson” by Alex Robertson Textor, October 28, 2010

The ASJA Monthly: “Writers on Writing: Crime Writer Hilary Davidson” by Barbara DeMarco-Barrett (PDF), October 2010 issue

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