David August is the author, with veteran mystery writer John Lutz, of the thriller Final Seconds, published in November 1998 by Kensington Publishing. The Lutz-August collaboration began with the short story Toad Crossing, which appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine in 1996 and was chosen for the collection, The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories.

David August is the pseudonym of David Linzee, who has published four mystery novels under his own name, Death in Connecticut, Discretion, Belgravia, and Housebreaker.

He lives in University City, Missouri, where he edits his neighborhood newsletter, reviews movies for the town paper, and write features for St. Louis Magazine. He also teaches writing at the local branch of the University of Missouri. For a long time he has been a reader for the Book of the Month Club. A member of Mystery Writers of America, he has served on its Board of Directors and on numerous Edgar Award committees.

He is married to Claire Cain Linzee, a medical editor and video producer. His outside interests are scuba diving, running marathons, and cooking.

You can write to David August at 816 Eastgate, St. Louis, MO 63130.