Before settling in Williamsburg, Virginia, Edward Cline lived and wrote in New York, Las Vegas, and California, among other places. He is the author of six highly acclaimed novels in the Sparrowhawk series, set in the period leading up to the American Revolution. His four Chess Hanrahan detective novels, all published by Perfect Crime, have drawn rave reviews for their distinctive blend of action and intellectualism. Hanrahan, who can't stand contradictions in people or events, finds that behind every crime lies a deadly idea. Cline is also the author of the popular Cyrus Skeen series of detective novels set in the 1920s.
Writing in The Armchair Detective, Allen J. Hubin praised First Prize as "Exceptionally strong . . . firm characterization . . . A striking tale." In a starred review of Honors Due, Booklist said, "Fans of detective fiction will love this novel, and all of Cline's work."
Edward Cline's non-fiction has appeared in The Wall Street Journal and many other print and on-line publications.