An Idaho native who resides in Washington, Carol Crigger writes stories set in the inland northwest, which she thinks is underrepresented in current fiction. Lately, she has concentrated efforts on her China Bohannon stories, a historical mystery series set in Spokane, Washington, and has started a contemporary mystery series set in a northern Idaho farming community, the first titled Hometown Homicide. A Spur Award finalist in 2007 for short fiction (“Aldy Neal’s Ghost”) and again in 2009 in audio (“Letter of the Law”), Crigger also writes western book reviews and occasional articles for Roundup Magazine, and mystery and science fiction reviews for CnC Books (buriedunderbooks.com).