The first hint of Andy Straka's future as a mystery writer came at the age of four when he appeared at his small-town neighbor's back door carrying a butcher's knife. Thankfully, the neighbor called Andy's mother instead of social services.
Andy's novels include the recently released Split City, the first in a new amateur sleuth series, the bestselling private eye novel A Witness Above (part of the Shamus Award-winning Frank Pavlicek series), and a number of other crime novels and thrillers. A past finalist for the Agatha and the Anthony Awards, he is also the co-author of the inspirational memoir The Reason for Tears by Tony Weedor.
Andy lives with his wife and family in Virginia.