Bryan Gruley is the critically acclaimed author of three novels. Starvation Lake was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best First Novel and The Hanging Tree was Kirkus Reviews' Best Mystery of 2010. Growing up, Bryan spent many weekends at his family cottage on Big Twin Lake in Michigan - not far from the real Starvation Lake. He is now a reporter-at-large for Bloomberg News, after nearly sixteen years with The Wall Street Journal, where he shared in the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the September 11 terrorist attacks. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Pam. They have three grown children.