About Hilary

http://blog.hilarydavidson.com/books/evil-in-all-its-disguises/Hilary’s debut novel, The Damage Done, won the 2011 Anthony Award for Best First Novel, and the Crimespree Award for Best First Novel. The book was also a finalist for a Macavity Award and an Arthur Ellis Award. The novel’s main character, Lily Moore, is, like Hilary, a travel writer. While their personal lives have little in common, they do share a few things, such as a love of vintage clothing, classic Hollywood movies, and Art Deco design. The second book in the series is The Next One to Fall and the third is Evil in All Its Disguises. Hilary’s first standalone novel, Blood Always Tells, was published by Tor/Forge in April 2014 and released as a trade paperback in March 2015. Her next novel is One Small Sacrifice, which will be published by Thomas & Mercer in spring 2019.

Her short fiction has won the Derringer Award, the Spinetingler Award, and two Readers’ Choice Awards from Ellery Queen. Hilary’s story “The Siege” was a finalist for the 2016 Anthony Award for Best Short Story. Her stories have appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Thuglit, Beat to a Pulp, Crimespree, All Due Respect, Crime Factory, Spinetingler, and Needle: A Magazine of Noir. Her work is featured in many anthologies, including Beat to a Pulp: Round One and Round Two; Crimefactory: First Shift; Thuglit Presents: Blood Guts, & Whiskey; Pulp Ink; D*CKED; and Trouble in the Heartland: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen.

Hilary has served as an At-Large Director on the National Board of the Mystery Writers of America from January 2012 to January 2016. She has previously served on the Mystery Writers of America’s New York Board as well.



MysteryPeople: “MysteryPeople Interview: Hilary Davidson” by Scott Montgomery, March 19, 2013

The Toronto Star: “Travel Writer Hilary Davidson Gives in to the Dark Side” by Greg Quill, March 13, 2013

National Post: “Hilary Davidson’s Last Resort” by Mark Medley, March 7, 2013

Raincoast Books: “An Interview with the Suspiciously Nice Hilary Davidson” by Dan Wagstaff, March 4, 2013

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine’s Fiction Podcast: “Episode 42: ‘Hedge Hog’ by Hilary Davidson” plus an interview by Janet Hutchings, February 1, 2013 (listen on iTunes)

International Festival of Authors: “Five Questions with…Hilary Davidson,” October 20, 2012

CBC Radio “The Sunday Edition”: Summer host Kevin Sylvester interviews Hilary Davidson, Ian Hamilton, Robin Spano and Deryn Collier, July 1, 2012 (listen to the podcast online)

MysteryPeople: “Hilary Davidson: A Fresh New Voice in Crime Fiction” by Scott Montgomery, February 8, 2012

Jen’s Book Thoughts: “Chatting With Hilary Davidson” (video interview) by Jen Forbus, January 4, 2012

Bouchercon 2011: “Julia Spencer-Fleming Interviews Anthony Award Best First Novel Nominee Hilary Davidson,” June 28, 2011

Mulholland Books: “A Conversation With Hilary Davidson and Brad Parks,” February 11, 2011

Surrey Now: “A Long Road to Success in Fiction” by Carolyn Cooke, December 7, 2010

Day Labor, the CrimeFactory blog (video): “Video Interview—Hilary Davidson” by Keith Rawson, November 9, 2010

Gadling: “Q&A With Travel and Fiction Writer Hilary Davidson” by Alex Robertson Textor, October 28, 2010

University of Toronto Magazine: “A Walk on the Wild Side” by Suzanna Chang, October 18, 2010

Do Some Damage (audio): “Interview With Hilary Davidson, Author of The Damage Done” by Steve Weddle, October 18, 2010 (available as a free iTunes podcast or a download from the website)

Pulp Serenade: “Interview With Hilary Davidson,” October 1, 2010

The ASJA Monthly, October 2010: “Writers on Writing: Crime Writer Hilary Davidson,” by Barbara DeMarco-Barrett (PDF)

Vince Keenan: “Q&A: Hilary Davidson,” September 30, 2010

Pop Culture Nerd: “Nerd Chat With Hilary Davidson,” September 27, 2010

Chin Wag at The Slaughterhouse: “Interview With Hilary Davidson” by Richard Godwin, July 18, 2010