Neal Griffin is a twenty-seven year veteran of Southern California law enforcement and graduate of the FBI National Academy, where he studied forensic science and police ethics. His Midwestern noir debut novel, Benefit of the Doubt, published by Forge, spent seven weeks on the L.A. Times Bestseller list. Booklist wrote, “This debut boasts the creepy, dangerous feel of the film Cape Fear.”
His follow up novel, A Voice from the Field, featured the return of small town Wisconsin Detective Tia Suarez, who Publishers Weekly called “a decent cop trying to do her duty.” Joe Hartlaub of Bookreporter wrote “Neal Griffin is the real deal.”
Neal’s latest novel, BY HIS OWN HAND, was published in May, 2018. New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag wrote, “With crackling dialogue, dead-on police procedures and a smart, feisty heroine in Detective Tia Suarez, Neal Griffin delivers.”
Raised in Eau Clarie, Neal spent eight years in the Marines before starting his law enforcement career. Nowadays, he and his family divide time between San Diego and their farmhouse in the woods of Northwest Wisconsin.