ERIN HART introduced pathologist Nora Gavin in one of the most lauded mystery debuts of 2003: HAUNTED GROUND was a Book Sense 76 Pick, a winner of the Friends of American Writers Award, a winner of the Romantic Times Best First Mystery Award, and a nominee for the Anthony Award and the Agatha Award for Best First Novel and Best First Mystery, respectively. Her second novel in the series, LAKE OF SORROWS, was shortlisted for a 2004 Minnesota Book Award. The third in the series, FALSE MERMAID (March 2010) was named one of the top 100 crime novels of the decade, and #4, THE BOOK OF KILLOWEN (March 2013), was again a Minnesota Book Award finalist. A Minnesota theater critic, former communications director of the Minnesota State Arts Board, and a founder of the Twin Cities Irish Music & Dance Association, Erin Hart received an M.A. in English and creative writing from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in theater from Saint Olaf College. She lives in Minnesota with her husband, Irish button accordion legend Paddy O'Brien, and makes frequent visits to Ireland, carrying out essential research in bogs, cow pastures, castles, and pubs. Visit her website at http://www.erinhart.com.