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William Boyle

William Boyle is the author of eight works of fiction set in the southern Brooklyn neighborhood of Gravesend, where he was born and raised. His first novel, Gravesend, was nominated for the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière in France and shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger in the UK. Boyle’s other works include Death Don’t Have No Mercy, a story collection; Everything Is Broken, published initially in France and subsequently serialized in the Southwest ReviewThe Lonely Witness, which was nominated for the Hammett Prize and the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière; A Friend Is a Gift You Give Yourself, winner of the Prix Transfuge du meilleur polar étranger in France and an Amazon Best Book of 2019; City of Margins, a Washington Post Best Thriller and Mystery Book of 2020; Shoot the Moonlight Out, listed by CrimeReads as one of the ten best noir novels of 2021 and nominated for the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière in 2023; and, coming in 2025, Saint of the Narrows Street. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi.