Alan Orloff's debut mystery, Diamonds for the Dead, was an Agatha Award finalist for Best First Novel. He's also written two books in the Last Laff mysery series, Killer Routine and Deadly Campaign. His latest suspense novel, Running from the Past, was a winner in Amazon's new Kindle Scout program.
Writing as his darker half Zak Allen, he's published three novels: The Taste (horror/thriller), First Time Killer (thriller), and Ride-Along (suspense).
His short fiction has appeared in Jewish Noir, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning, Mystery Weekly, 50 Shades of Cabernet, and Windward: Best New England Crime Stories 2016.
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.