Lori Roy's debut novel, BENT ROAD, was awarded the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel by an American Author, named a 2011 New York Times Notable Crime Book, and named a 2012 notable book by the state of Kansas. UNTIL SHE COMES HOME was a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel and was named a New York Times Editors' Choice. Her most recent novel, LET ME DIE IN HIS FOOTSTEPS, received the 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel, making Lori the first woman to receive an Edgar Award for both Best First Novel and Best Novel, and she is the third person to have done so. LET ME DIE IN HIS FOOTSTEPS was also named an Outstanding Book of Crime Fiction by the New York Times, included among the top fiction of 2015 by Books-A-Million, and named one of the best 15 mystery novels of 2015 by Oline Cogdill. Lori lives with her family in west central Florida.