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About William Lashner


William Lashner is the New York Times Bestselling creator of Victor Carl, who has been called by Booklist one of the mystery novel’s “most compelling, most morally ambiguous characters.” The Victor Carl novels have been translated into more than a dozen foreign languages and sold across the globe. He is also the author of eight standalones, including FREEDOM ROAD, GUARANTEED HEROES, and THE BARKEEP, which was an Edgar Award nominee and a Digital Book World Number One Bestseller.

Writing under the pseudonym of Tyler Knox, Lashner is also the author of KOCKROACH, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s choice, described as “roaringly entertaining,” by Publishers Weekly, and “an energetic tour de force,” by USA Today

A graduate of the New York University School of Law, as well as the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he is currently writing a middle-grade series for Disney-Hyperion about the incomparable Elizabeth Webster and her legal battles against ghosts, vampires, and assorted demons from the other world.