About Hilary

Before she was a bestselling crime novelist, Hilary Davidson was a journalist. She got her start as an intern at Harper’s Magazine in New York and then joined the staff of Canadian Living magazine in Toronto. After deciding that she’d rather write than edit, she left her day job to freelance full-time. That decision led her to write 18 nonfiction books (17 of them for Frommer’s Travel Guides) and articles for wide array of publications including Discover, Martha Stewart Weddings, American Archaeology, Fitness, Reader’s Digest, Chatelaine, and CNN Travel.

Hilary’s debut novel, The Damage Done, won the 2011 Anthony Award for Best First Novel, and the Crimespree Award for Best First Novel. It also launched the Lily Moore series that continued with The Next One to Fall and Evil in All Its Disguises. Hilary’s first standalone thriller, Blood Always Tells, was published by Tor/Forge in 2014. Her latest novel is One Small Sacrifice, the first book in the Shadows of New York series, published by Thomas & Mercer in June 2019. The next book in that series is Don’t Look Down; it will be released by Thomas & Mercer in February 2020.

Her short fiction has won the Anthony Award, the Derringer Award, and the Spinetingler Award. Hilary’s 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,and other dark places. Her work is featured in many anthologies, including Florida Happens (the 2018 Bouchercon collection), Passport to Murder (the 2017 Bouchercon collection), and At Home in the Dark, edited by Lawrence Block. In 2013, she gathered some of her personal favorites for a collection called The Black Widow Club: Nine Tales of Obsession and Murder.

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.