About the Author

Nicoli Hunter Mysteries


Nancy Skopin, 2015 Beverly Hills Book Award winner for her first novel Murder On The Menu, is a native of California, and currently lives on the Oregon coast with her husband, Max Ferry, and their two dogs, Turq and Malcolm. An avid student of human nature, she is happiest spending her days imagining the best and the worst that we are capable of and translating these ideas into her Nicoli “Nikki” Hunter mystery series.

As does her central character Nikki, Nancy lived aboard her yacht in the San Francisco Bay Area for thirteen years, though she has recently settled down on solid ground. While researching her quirky serial killer mystery series she worked for two years with a private investigator, learning the intricacies of the business and, specifically, the art of restaurant and bar “mystery shopping.” For some years she has worked closely with a retired police detective who is both a procedural consultant and a friend.