Richard Montanari was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to a traditional Italian-American family. After university, he travelled extensively in Europe and lived in London. Returning to the US, he started working as a freelance writer for The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit Free Press, The Seattle Times, and many others. He wrote his first book, Deviant Way, in 1996 and it won the OLMA for Best First Mystery. His novels have now been published in more than twenty-five languages.
A cracking good read * Promoting Crime Fiction * Truly terrifying * Woman's Way * Exceptional . . . an engrossing story * Publishers Weekly * The plot twists and narrative conjuring tricks continued to the penultimate page . . . extra icing on what was already a very enjoyable and well-made cake * Crime Fiction Lover * Richard Montanari's elegiac tone takes the curse off Shutter Man, a blood-drenched thriller about a group of imperfectly domesticated boys who came from the same blighted neighborhood and grew up to become criminals and killers - and cops . . . Gripping * New York Times *