Mary Higgins Clark, Anthony and five-time Agatha Award Winner
HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN is the on-air investigative reporter for Boston's WHDH-TV. She's won 37 EMMYs and dozens more honors for her ground-breaking journalism. The nationally bestselling author of 14 thrillers, Ryan's also an award-winner in her second profession—with five Agathas, five Anthonys, two Macavitys, the Daphne, and for THE OTHER WOMAN, the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award.
Critics call her "a master of suspense" and "a superb and gifted storyteller" and she is the only author to have won the Agatha in four different categories: Best First, Best Novel, Best Short Story and Best Non-Fiction. Ryan’s 2019 release, THE MURDER LIST is a USA Today Bestseller, won the Anthony Award for Best Novel of the Year, and was an Agatha and Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee. Her 2020 release, THE FIRST TO LIE, also a USA Today Bestseller, was nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award and the Anthony Award, and Publishers Weekly called it “Stellar” in a starred review. And HER PERFECT LIFE, published in 2021, received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly "(A superlative thriller") and Kirkus, is an Agatha Award nominee for Best Novel.
Ryan is past president of National Sisters in Crime, and a sought-after teacher and speaker. She now hosts Crime Time on A Mighty Blaze, is a founder and co-host of The Back Room, and is co-host of First Chapter Fun. She lives in Boston.