Tony Hays

Tony Hays has lived the lives of many of his fictional characters, almost literally "tinker, tailor, soldier, spy". His two earlier historical mysteries, Murder on the Twelfth Night (Bell Buckle Press) and Murder in the Latin Quarter (Iris Press), both earned critical accolades, including a nomination for the Tennessee Volunteer Book Award for Murder on the Twelfth Night. His short fiction has been published in literary journals across the U.S. and Japan. Hays' articles on drug trafficking won his local newspaper the 2000 Public Service Award from the Tennessee Press Association.

While working on a sequel to The Killing Way, Tony has also been putting the finishing touches on an annotated edition of the nineteenth century book, An Authenticated History of the Famous Bell Witch, the book which served as the inspiration for the film The Blair Witch Project and the more recent An American Haunting. The Killing Way was published by Tor/Forge. Also soon to be published by Tor are The Beloved Dead and The Family Secret.