Peter Houlahan is an author, freelance writer and book review contributor. His work has appeared in CrimeReads, Police One, Salon, L.A. Magazine, Criminal Element, Hearst Newspapers, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Daily Mirror (UK) and the Southern California Newspaper Group. His first book “NORCO '80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History” was released in 2019 and was a finalist for the Edgar Award, Hammett Prize, and Macavity Award. The book has been chosen as a New York Times “Summer Pick,” NPR “Favorite Book of 2019,” Wall Street Journal “Readers Pick,” Amazon “Best Book,” and Junior Library Guild “Gold Standard Selection.” Houlahan holds an MFA in fiction writing from Sarah Lawrence College. In his career as an emergency medical technician, he has contributed to a number of articles related to his profession. A native Southern Californian, Houlahan now lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut.