Kristi Belcamino is a writer, reporter, and Italian-American mama who also bakes a yummy biscotti.
Along with writing mysteries, she covers the cop beat part-time at the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
As a crime reporter at newspapers in California, she flew over Big Sur in an FA-18 jet with the Blue Angels, raced a Dodge Viper at Laguna Seca and hung out at the morgue, watching autopsies and eating barbecue with the deputies who worked there.
Her debut mystery novel, BLESSED ARE THE DEAD, (HarperCollins 2014) based on her dealings with a serial killer, was an Anthony and Macavity finalist for best first mystery novel. Her third book in the series, BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO WEEP, is a Barry award finalist.