Maya Corrigan lives near Washington, D.C., within easy driving distance of Maryland's Eastern Shore, the setting for this series. She has taught courses in writing, detective fiction, and American literature at Georgetown University and NOVA community college. A winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense, she has published short stories and essays on drama under her full name of Mary Ann Corrigan. Her website, mayacorrigan.com, features background on her series, food trivia, and quizzes on mysteries.

Photo by Joe Henson, NYC