About Peter Spiegelman

Peter Spiegelman is the Shamus Award–winning author of six novels, including A Secret About a SecretDr. KnoxThick as Thieves, and three books—Black MapsDeath’s Little Helpers, and Red Cat—that feature private investigator and Wall Street refugee John March.

Prior to embarking on a career as a writer, Peter spent over twenty years in the financial services and software industries, and worked with leading banks, brokerages and central banks around the world. Peter retired from these fields in 2001. His debut novel, Black Maps, was published by Knopf in 2003.

Peter’s short fiction has appeared in many collections, including Dublin Noir, Hardboiled Brooklyn, The Darker Mask, and Wall Street Noir, a crime fiction anthology that Peter also edited.

Peter was born in New York City and, aside from a brief stint in Los Angeles, grew up in the New York metropolitan area. He is a graduate of Vassar College, where he majored in English. He lives in New York City.


Propulsive, intrigue-filled

– Publishers Weekly


A bruised wonder of a crime novel

– Megan Abbott


A complex, satisfying tale

– Entertainment Weekly


Slick, sophisticated, and satisfying…thriller fiction at its best

– Lee Child


Breaks new ground in detective fiction

– Washington Post


 You won’t be disappointed

– Laura Lippman