SUSANNA CALKINS, author of the award-winning Lucy Campion series, holds a PhD in history and teaches at the college level. Her historical mysteries have been nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark and Agatha awards, among many others, and The Masque of a Murderer received a Macavity. Originally from Philadelphia, Calkins now lives in the Chicago area with her husband and two sons.
A 2019 Agatha Award Nominee for Best Historical Mystery!
Nominated for a Lefty Award for Best Historical Mystery Novel! Calkins Captures the era's contrasts and gives Gina an intriguing backstory.--Publishers Weekly There's nothing like a slick and sassy speakeasy for atmosphere, and MURDER KNOCKS TWICE delivers. The secrets are as heady as bathtub gin in this smart 1920s mystery that will keep you guessing.--Deanna Raybourn, bestselling author of the Julia Grey Mysteries An exciting 1920s world of speakeasies and Chicago gangsters...a fascinating cast of characters...Gina's adventure is the perfect start to a thrilling new series. I can't wait for the next installment! --Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of Murder on Trinity Place "Calkins deftly captures the language and atmosphere of Prohibition-era Chicago in all its glory and terror in the first book in her new series...Peppered with memorable characters and rich historical details, Murder Knocks Twice is sure to have readers asking for another round."-Anna Lee Huber, bestselling author of the Lady Darby Mysteries "A page-turning romp through Prohibition-era Chicago! This first book in Susanna Calkins' new mystery series set in the 1920s will be a real treat for her fans. Filled with bootleggers, speakeasies, intrigue and murder, you're in for a wild ride once you step inside Calkins' action-packed world at the Third Door."--Renee Rosen, author of Park Avenue Summer