Peter Abrahams is an American writer of crime thrillers. His works include OBLIVION, THE TUTOR, THE FURY OF RACHEL MONETTE, HARD RAIN, THE FAN, CRYING WOLF, LAST OF DIXIE HEROES, the Echo Falls Mysteries, and LIGHTS OUT, the last of which was nominated for an Edgar Award for best novel.
His literary influences are Vladimir Nabokov, Graham Greene, and Ross Macdonald. Stephen King has referred to him as "my favorite American suspense novelist".
Born in Boston, Abrahams previously lived in Ottawa and worked as a CBC television producer. He is currently living in Falmouth, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod with his wife and children.