Craig McDonald

Author of One True Sentence, Forever’s Just Pretend, Toros & Torsos, The Great Pretender, Roll the Credits, The Running Kind, Print the LegendHead Games and Death in the FaceThree Chords & The Truth and editor of Borderland Noir

 Craig McDonald is an award-winning author and journalist. His ‘Hector Lassiter’ cycle of novel has won the love of an enthusiastic international readership. The series features a larger-than-life crime writer Hector Lassiter, an epitome of bygone masculinity and a witness of major events of the 20th century and its secret history.


As author Duane Swierczynski said, “Reading a Hector Lassiter novel is like having a great uncle pull you aside, pour you a tumbler of rye, and tell you a story about how the 20th century ‘really’ went down.”   


McDonald’s debut novel was nominated for Edgar, Anthony and Gumshoe awards in the U.S. and the 2011 Sélection du prix polar Saint-Maur en Poche in France.


The Lassiter series has been enthusiastically endorsed by a who’s who of crime fiction authors including: Michael Connelly, Laura Lippmann, Daniel Woodrell, James Crumley, James Sallis, Diana Gabaldon, and Ken Bruen, among many others.


To learn more about Craig McDonald, please visit his website.


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 “The Lassiter novels are compelling, thrilling and darkly humorous. Lassiter is a brilliant creation.”  —Steve Powell

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