Peter Blauner is the author of nine novels, including Picture in the Sand (Minotaur/St. Martins Press, hardcover—January 3, 2023; trade paperback--March 19, 2024), Slow Motion Riot (winner of the 1992 Edgar Award for best first novel from Mystery Writers of America), and The Intruder, a New York Times bestseller and a bestseller overseas (hardcover reissue, March 26, 2024; Dead Sky Publishing). He first broke into print as a journalist, writing cover stories for New York magazine about crime and politics. He has written for numerous TV shows, his novels have been published in 25 languages and his short fiction has been anthologized in Best American Mystery Stories and NPR’s Selected Shorts from Symphony Space. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, the bestselling author Peg Tyre. You can visit him online at