S.J. Rozan, a native New Yorker, is the author of 12 mystery novels, including her popular Lydia Chin/Bill Smith Chinatown series and many stand-alones. Her work has won the Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Nero and Macavity awards for Best Novel and the Edgar for Best Short Story. She’s also the recipient of the Japanese Maltese Falcon Award.
Rozan has served on the National Boards of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime, and is ex-president of the Private Eye Writers of America. She speaks, lectures and teaches, and she runs a summer writing workshop in Assisi, Italy
She is a former architect in a practice that focused on police stations, firehouses, and zoos. She lives in lower Manhattan.
Her most recent Lydia Chin/Bill Smith mystery is Ghost Hero.