About Hilary


Hilary Davidson is novelist and journalist. Her debut mystery, The Damage Done (Tor/Forge, 2010) won the 2011 Anthony Award for Best First Novel, as well as the Crimespree Award for Best First Novel. The sequel, The Next One to Fall — a thriller set in Peru — came out in February 2012, and the third book in the series, Evil in All Its Disguises — about a missing journalist in Acapulco — was published in 2013. Hilary’s fourth novel — a standalone thriller called Blood Always Tells — was published by Tor/Forge in 2014. Check out her reviews and events.

She is also the author of 18 nonfiction books, including Frommer’s New York City Day by Day and Frommer’s Toronto. Originally from Toronto, she has lived in New York since October 2001. Her articles have appeared in dozens of publications in North America, including American Archaeology, Canadian Living, Chatelaine, CNN Travel, Discover, Elle, Fitness, The Globe & Mail, Living Without, The National Post, Reader’s Digest, and Martha Stewart Weddings.

She won the 2015 Derringer Award for Best Long Story for “A Hopeless Case,” which was originally published by All Due Respect. Her story “The Siege,” originally published by Ellery Queen, is currently a finalist for a 2016 Anthony Award. She has previously won a Spinetingler Award and two Ellery Queen Reader’s Choice Awards. Hilary’s fiction has been featured in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Thuglit, Crimespree, Beat to a Pulp, Spinetingler, Crime Factory, Needle: A Magazine of Noir, and other dark places. Her stories appear in many anthologies, including A Prisoner of Memory and 24 of the Year’s Finest Crime and Mystery Stories; and Thuglit Presents: Blood, Guts, and Whiskey.

Hilary served as an At-Large Director on the National Board of the Mystery Writers of America from January 2012 to January 2016. She’s a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, International Thriller Writers, Crime Writers of Canada, and Sisters in Crime.

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