Ed Lynskey

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Ed Lynskey is an American poet, critic, and novelist, mostly of crime fiction. He was born in 1956 in Washington, D.C. where he still lives and works. Lynskey received his B.A. (1979) and M.A. (1984) from George Mason University as well as did post-graduate study at The George Washington University. He writes five mystery series, including the P.I. Frank Johnson Mystery Series, the Isabel & Alma Trumbo Cozy Mystery Series, the Piper & Bill Robin Cozy Mystery Series, the Hope Jones (Nozy Cat) Cozy Mystery Series, the Ginny Dove Cozy Mystery Series, and the Juno Patchen Cozy Mystery Series.

His creative work has been reviewed in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, San Diego Union-Tribune, London Free Press, Halifax Chronicle-Herald, Lansing State Journal, The Virginian-Pilot, Tucson Citizen, and Nashville City Paper. Lynskey's work has been favorably compared to that of Loren D. Estleman, James Lee Burke, Daniel Woodrell, Bill Pronzini, and Robert Crais.

His essays have been reprinted by Gale Research and Gryphon Books. He has written reviews for The New York Times, The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Sun-Times, Kansas City Star, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Roanoke Times, Des Moines Register, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio), and Columbus Dispatch. His speculative literature has appeared in Strange Horizons, Chizine, and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.

His numerous poems have appeared in such venues as The Atlantic Monthly, American Poetry Review, and Chicago Review. He won the 1993 Denny C. Plattner Appalachian Heritage Award in Poetry from Berea College, Kentucky. His work has been anthologized by St. Martin’s Press, University of Virginia Press, Kent State University Press, and Storyline Press.

His poem "April Sashays in Lime Heels" received an Honorable Mention in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2007: 20th Annual Collection, Ellen Datlow, editor. His stories were cited in Hardcore Hardboiled, Todd Robinson, Otto Penzler, editors, Kensington Publishing Group, 2008 and Sex, Thugs, Rock & Roll, Todd Robinson, editor, Kensington Publishing Group, 2009.



Private Investigator Frank Johnson Mystery series
Isabel and Alma Trumbo Cozy Mystery Series
Robin and Bill Piper Cozy Mystery Series
Juno Patchen Cozy Mystery Series
Hope Jones Cozy Mystery Series (written under the pseudonym Lyn Key)
Ginny Dove Cozy Mystery Series (written under the pseudonym Lea Charles)
Stand Alone Novels

Short story collections[edit]

Continuing characters[edit]

  • Frank Johnson - Private detective living in Pelham, Virginia.
  • Isabel & Alma Trumbo - Sister sleuths living in Quiet Anchorage, Virginia.
  • Piper & Bill Robins - Married couple sleuths living in Beverly Park, Virginia.
  • Hope Jones - Single mother and sleuth living with her daughter Stacey in Sweet Springs, Virginia.
  • Ginny Dove - Single mother and sleuth living with her son Boone in Canaan, Virginia.
  • Juno Patchen - Single mother and sleuth living with her son Chip in Cat's Paw, Virginia.

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