Stefanie Pintoff is an American author of historical mystery novels.
Stefanie Pintoff’s books take place in New York City in the early 1900s. Her character Simon Ziele is a police detective who lost his fiancée in a steamship accident, and Alistair Sinclair is a talented and egotistical criminologist. Her work is known for intricate plots and historical details, with a focus on early criminal science.
Her book In the Shadow of Gotham won the Minotaur/Mystery Writers of America Award for "Best First Crime Novel", the 2010 Edgar Award for Best First Novel and a 2011 Washington Irving Book Award.
The 1904 General Slocum disaster played a prominent role in two of her novels: In the Shadow of Gotham and Secret of the White Rose.
- In the Shadow of Gotham, Minotaur Books, 2009
- A Curtain Falls, Minotaur Books, 2010
- Secret of the White Rose, Minotaur Books, 2011
- Hostage Taker, Ballantine Books, 2015
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- ""Interview: Stefanie Pintoff’s Writing Future Takes Root In The Past", Spinetingler Magazine, 06/15/2010".
- "Edgar Awards Database".
- ""In the Shadow of Gotham", Publishers Weekly, 03/09/2009".
- ""A Curtain Falls", Publishers Weekly, 03/15/2010".
- ""Secret of the White Rose", The New York Times, 05/22/2011".
- ""Secret of the White Rose", Publishers Weekly, 03/07/2011".
- "Hostage Taker". PenguinRandomhouse.com. Retrieved 24 January 2016.