P. J. Parrish

P.J. Parrish is the New York Times bestselling author of 10 Louis Kincaid and Joe Frye thrillers. The author is actually two sisters, Kristy Montee and Kelly Nichols. Their books have appeared on both the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. The series has garnered 11 major crime-fiction awards, and an Edgar® nomination. Parrish has won two Shamus awards, one Anthony and one International Thriller competition. Her books have been published throughout Europe and Asia.

Parrish's short stories have also appeared in many anthologies, including two published by Mystery Writers of America, edited by Harlan Coben and the late Stuart Kaminsky. Their stories have also appeared in Akashic Books acclaimed Detroit Noir and in Ellery Queen Magazine. Most recently, they contributed an essay to a special edition of Edgar Allan Poe's works edited by Michael Connelly.

Before turning to writing full time, Kristy Montee was a newspaper editor and dance critic for the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale. Nichols previously was a blackjack dealer and then a human resources specialist in the casino industry. Montee lives in Fort Lauderdale and Nichols resides in Houghton Lake, Michigan.

The sisters were writers as kids, albeit with different styles: Kelly's first attempt at fiction at age 11 was titled The Kill. Kristy's at 13 was The Cat Who Understood. Not much has changed: Kelly now tends to handle the gory stuff and Kristy the character development. But the collaboration is a smooth one, thanks to lots of ego suppression, good wine and marathon phone calls via Skype.

P. J. Parrish

Books by P. J. Parrish

by P. J. Parrish - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

She knows her name is Amelia, but after waking up in a hospital battered and bruised with just the clothes on her back, it’s all she knows. Unable to piece together her shattered memory, she’s haunted by a vision: menacing faces and voices implying her nightmare is far from over. Relying only on her wits and her will to live, Amelia becomes a fugitive from a mysterious man, and a life she can’t even remember. But the past she’s fleeing has no intention of letting her go.

by P. J. Parrish - Fiction, Mystery

Louis Kincaid’s vacation with his 10-year-old daughter is cut short when Lily takes a fall onto a pile of old bones in an abandoned hunting lodge. His reluctance to take on the case grows when he discovers that the state investigator is Norm Rafsky, who had worked with Louis’s girlfriend Joe Frye 15 years ago. When Joe returns to the island to help, she and Louis must confront the simmering tension between her and Rafsky, and yet stay focused on finding a dangerous killer who still may be in the area.

by P. J. Parrish - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

At 35, Pulitzer Prize–nominated journalist Matt Owens is adrift. But when his beloved younger sister Mandy is murdered on a dance floor, Matt follows a chain of musical clues --– “killing songs” --- to hunt the anonymous killer.