James L. Ross, a former newspaperman, has written about politics and finance, subjects that have worked their way into his short stories and novels. His 2011 mystery Long Pig was nominated for a Shamus as best paperback original. The Last Crimes of Charles Mistinguett was praised by Booklist as a "slick thriller" that "combines the noirish cool of French cinema . . . with an almost jaunty, witty charm." His stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, including the Derringer nominated "Last Night in Cannes." Readers can check out The Big Thrill's interview with James L. Ross here.