Giles Blunt grew up in North Bay, Ontario. He has written scripts for Law & Order, Street Legal and Night Heat. Among his many crime fiction titles are Forty Words for Sorrow, winner of the British Crime Writers’ Macallan Silver Dagger; A Delicate Storm, winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel; Blackfly Season, one of Margaret Cannon’s Best Mysteries of the Year; By the Time You Read This, a national bestseller; and Breaking Lorca, one of the Globe and Mail’s Top Ten Crime Books. His new book is Crime Machine (Random House). After spending over twenty years in New York City, Blunt now lives in Toronto.