Library of Congress

National Book Festival

Bestselling thriller author Ridley Pearson's writings emphasize high-tech crime and dazzling forensic detail. Of the 15 he has written, eight feature the characters Lou Boldt and Daphne Matthews. The latest in this series is "The Art of Deception" (Hyperion, 2002). In 1991, Pearson was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler Fulbright chair at Oxford University.

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Ridley Pearson