Dick Lochte is the L.A. Times-bestselling author of a list of popular crime novels including Blues in the Night, named one of the five best novels of 2013 by the Private Eye Writers of America. His debut mystery, Sleeping Dog, won the Nero Wolfe Award, was nominated for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar, the Private Eye Writers Shamus and the Bouchercon Anthony, and was named one of the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century by the Independent Booksellers Association. He is the co-author with the Today Show’s Al Roker, of the Billy Blessing mysteries (latest: The Talk Show Murders). His bimonthly column of crime fiction critiques that ran for nearly a decade in the Los Angeles Times earned him the 2003 Ellen Nehr Award for Excellence in Mystery Reviewing. Lochte, who lives in Southern California with his wife and son, is also an LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award-winning drama critic and has written screenplays for such actors as Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, David Niven and Roger Moore.