David Corbett's first novel, The Devil's Redhead was widely praised and was nominated for both the Anthony and Barry Awards for Best First Novel of 2002. His follow-up, Done for a Dime, was also broadly acclaimed ("the best in contemporary crime fiction ... one of the three or four best American crime novels I've ever read."—The Washington Post), was named a New York Times Notable Book, and was nominated for the Macavity Award for Best Novel of 2003. His third novel, 2007's Blood of Paradise, was compared to the work of Graham Greene and Robert Stone, was chosen by Admiral James Stavridis, then Commander of the US Southern Command, for the SOUTHCOM reading list. It was also selected one of the Top Ten Mysteries and Thrillers of 2007 by The Washington Post. His fourth novel, 2010's Do They Know I'm Running?, instantly garnered widespread praise, and was selected as Best Novel—Rising Star Category for the Spinetingler Award.