Alex Grecian is the nationally bestselling author of THE YARD, THE BLACK COUNTRY and THE DEVIL'S WORKSHOP, as well as of the long-running and critically acclaimed graphic novel series Proof and new series Rasputin. THE YARD was nominated for the Barry Award and the Strand Magazine Critics’ Award, and was named one of the 2012’s best 10 crime novels by Kirkus Reviews. THE BLACK COUNTRY was nominated for several awards, including the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association Dilys Award and the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion. THE DEVIL'S WORKSHOP was named to Suspense Magazine’s best-of-year list. Grecian lives in the Midwest with his wife and son.