Chris F. Holm ’99 has had a whirlwind year. First, his novella The Hitter was nominated as Best Short Story for an Anthony Award, one of the most prestigious awards given for works in the mystery genre. The volume was also selected to appear in The Best American Mystery Stories 2011. The author also moderated and appeared on various panels at Bouchercon, the premier world mystery convention. Holm’s first novel, Dead Harvest, will debut next February. The book is the first in a series of supernatural thrillers which will frame the battle between heaven and hell as Golden Era crime pulps. The second novel in the series, The Wrong Goodbye, is expected to debut next November.
Chris F. Holm lives in Portland, Maine, with his wife Katrina Niidas Holm, also a ’99 Hamilton grad. Mr. Holm’s work has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, and Needle: A Magazine of Noir. Katrina Niidas Holm reviews mystery novels at "The Season" and "The Maine Suspect," and blogs for Macmillan Publishing’s "Criminal Element."