Alan Orloff's debut mystery, Diamonds for the Dead, was an Agatha Award finalist, and his most recent novels are the suspense/thrillers Running from the Past and Pray for the Innocent.
His short fiction has appeared in numerous publications, including Jewish Noir, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning, 50 Shades of Cabernet, Noir At The Salad Bar, Black Cat Mystery Magazine, Snowbound: Best New England Crime Stories 2017, The Night of the Flood, Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies, and Mystery Most Geographical.
His story, "Rule Number One" (from Snowbound: Best New England Crime Stories) was selected for the 2018 edition of The Best American Mystery Stories anthology, edited by Louise Penny and Otto Penzler.
He lives in Northern Virginia and teaches fiction-writing at The Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He loves cake and arugula, but not together.