Bio

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THE SHORT VERSION

Chris Holm is the author of the Collector trilogy, which blends crime and fantasy, and the Michael Hendricks thrillers. His first Hendricks novel, THE KILLING KIND, was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a Boston Globe Best Book of 2015, and Strand Magazine’s #1 Book of 2015. It won the 2016 Anthony Award for Best Novel, and was also nominated for a Barry, a Lefty, and a Macavity. His second Hendricks novel, RED RIGHT HAND, was named a Boston Globe Best Book of 2016 and is nominated for the 2017 Anthony Award for Best Novel. Chris lives in Portland, Maine.


THE SLIGHTLY LONGER, LINK-INFESTED VERSION

Chris Holm was born in Syracuse, New York to a mother from a cop family and a father from a long line of fantasy and sci-fi geeks. He wrote his first story at the age of six. It got him sent to the principal's office.

Since then, Chris’ work has fared better. His short fiction has appeared in such publications as Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, and THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2011. His books have garnered more than fifty Year’s Best nods. He’s been longlisted for a Stoker Award and nominated for a number of awards, including four Anthonys, two Derringers, a Barry, a Lefty, and a Macavity. He's even racked up some wins along the way.

Chris' Collector trilogyDEAD HARVEST, THE WRONG GOODBYE, and THE BIG REAP—recasts the battle between heaven and hell as old-fashioned crime pulp. His Michael Hendricks thrillersTHE KILLING KIND, which won the 2016 Anthony Award for Best Novel, and RED RIGHT HAND, which is nominated for the 2017 Anthony Award for Best Novel—tell the story of a man who makes his living hitting hitmen, only to wind up a target himself.

Chris and his wife, writer/editor/reviewer Katrina Niidas Holm, live in Portland, Maine. No, she hasn't reviewed his books.


SELECTED INTERVIEWS

If you've gotten this far and you're not yet sick of Chris, consider checking out the following links:

Library Journal profile
Poets of the Tabloid Murder audio interview
Los Angeles Review of Books interview
Do Some Damage interview