P. J. Parrish (sisters Kelly Nichols and Kris Montee) is author of the critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling Louis Kincaid series. Their books have been Edgar, Shamus, Thriller and Anthony award finalists. ISLAND OF BONES was named a top book of 2004 by Publishers Weekly and Oline Cogdill. AN UNQUIET GRAVE was named a Michigan Notable Book for 2006. Their latest, A THOUSAND BONES, (Pocket Books, July 2007) marks the debut of a new series starring Michigan police woman Joe Frye.
Their short stories have appeared in Mystery Writers of America's anthology, DEATH DO US PART, edited by Harlan Coben; DETROIT NOIR, the acclaimed series published by Akashic Books; THESE GUNS FOR HIRE, edited by J.A. Konrath, and in Ellery Queen Magazine.
Both sisters, born in Detroit, Mich., were writers as kids, albeit with different styles: Kelly's first attempt at fiction was at age 11 titled "The Kill." Kristy's at 13 was "The Cat Who Understood." Not much has changed: Kelly now tends to handle the gory stuff and Kristy the character development. But the collaboration is a smooth one, thanks to lots of ego suppression, good wine, and America Online.