MARTIN LIMON is is the author of many novels, including The Ville Rat, The Iron Sickle, The Joy Brigade , Mr. Kill, GI Bones, The Wandering Ghost, The Door to Bitterness, and Jade Lady Burning, a New York Times Notable book. He is also the author of numerous short stories which have been published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. Limon lives near Seattle, Washington. Photo: Michelle Kim Limon.