Patrick Hoffman has worked for over a decade as a private investigator, and as an investigator for the San Francisco public defenders office. During his time at the public defenders office he worked in the homicide unit, where he was the investigator in numerous murder trials that resulted in not guilty verdicts.
Prior to working as an investigator, Hoffman drove a taxi in San Francisco. He was born in San Francisco, but raised in Colorado. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Film Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Hoffman has recently moved to Brooklyn. He's a New York State licensed private investigator and he has started his own private investigation firm.
His first novel, THE WHITE VAN, was shortlisted for a CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger award, and listed as a best book of the year by the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle and Buzzfeed. His second novel, EVERY MAN A MENACE, was published by Grove Atlantic in October of 2016.