After abandoning a career in the Irish Customs & Excise service Gerard O'Donovan travelled widely, living in Madrid and Vienna before settling down to make a living as a journalist and critic for such publications as The Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph. In 2007 he was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association's prestigious Debut Dagger competition.
Perri O'Shaugnessy is the pen name for two sisters, Pamela and Mary O'Shaughnessy. Pamela graduated from Harvard Law School and was a trial lawyer for sixteen years. Mary is a former editor and writer for multimedia projects. Visit them at www.perio.com