GAR ANTHONY HAYWOOD is the Shamus and Anthony award-winning author of twelve crime novels, including the Aaron Gunner private eye series and Joe and Dottie Loudermilk mysteries.  His short fiction has been included in the BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES anthologies and Booklist has called him “a writer who has always belonged in the upper echelon of American crime fiction.”  He has written for network television and both the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. He and his wife Donna currently make their home in Denver, Colorado.