Anthony Award–winning author Hilary Davidson’s latest book, BLOOD ALWAYS TELLS, was published by Tor/Forge on April 15, 2014. It’s her fourth novel but her first stand-alone, and it’s earning high praise. Publishers Weekly called it “riveting” and RT Book Reviews named it a Top Pick, saying, “Davidson has penned an outstanding novel that entertains with its carefully plotted tale of kidnapping, murder and duplicity.”

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“Hilary Davidson is the master of

plot twists!” — Tess Gerritsen

Hilary’s debut novel, THE DAMAGE DONE (Tor/Forge, 2010) — called a “razor sharp mystery debut” by Publishers Weekly — won the 2011 Anthony Award for Best First Novel and the Crimespree Award for Best First Novel. It also launched the Lily Moore mystery series. The book was also a finalist for the Arthur Ellis and Macavity awards.

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The sequel, THE NEXT ONE TO FALL, was published by Tor/Forge on February 14, 2012. According to Publishers Weekly, “The rich history and geography of Peru add depth to an engrossing mystery that constantly keeps the reader guessing.” Library Journal adds, “Davidson's follow-up to her Anthony Award-winning debut will leave you breathless.”

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The third novel in the series, EVIL IN ALL ITS DISGUISES, was released by Tor/Forge on March 5, 2013. The Globe & Mail’s review: “Davidson has a great eye for the small detail that leads the reader into the spot and her puzzle plots are beautifully organized and crafted... This third book featuring travel journalist Lily Moore is the best of the set.” 

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“Davidson is a rising star in the mystery genre.” — South Florida Sun-Sentinel

In July 2013, Hilary published a short story collection called THE BLACK WIDOW CLUB: NINE TALES OF OBSESSION AND MURDER. The book includes her Spinetingler Award-winning story “Insatiable.”

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Hilary is also the author of 18 nonfiction books, including Frommer’s New York City Day by Day. Originally from Toronto, she has lived in New York since October 2001. Her articles have appeared in more than 40 publications, including CNN Travel, Discover, American Archaeology, Fitness, Reader’s Digest, Chatelaine, and Martha Stewart Weddings. In March 2008, she founded the Gluten-Free Guidebook, an online resource for people who have celiac disease.

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“Her voice is a fresh and welcome addition to the noir landscape.”

— Los Angeles Review of Books