Lisa Brackmann

Lisa Brackmann

Lisa Brackmann's debut novel ROCK PAPER TIGER, set on the fringes of the Chinese art world, made several "Best of 2010" lists, including Amazon's Top 100 books and Top 10 Mystery/Thrillers and was a New York Times best seller. Her second novel, GETAWAY, a thriller in Mexico, was chosen as an ALA Summer Reading Pick and was a finalist for SCIBA's T. Jefferson Parker Award. Lisa's latest book, HOUR OF THE RAT features the return of ROCK PAPER TIGER heroine Ellie McEnroe on another wild adventure in today's China. HOUR OF THE RAT was shortlisted for Left Coast Crime's Calamari (international mystery) award and was nominated for the Anthony Award for Best Audio Book. The third Ellie McEnroe novel, DRAGON DAY, will be published August 2015.

Her first published short story appeared in Akashic Books' SAN DIEGO NOIR (June 2011).

Lisa is a California native and a former film industry professional who has lived and traveled extensively in China. She once was an issues researcher in a presidential campaign and was the singer/songwriter/bassist in an LA rock band. She lives in her hometown, San Diego, with a couple of cats, far too many books and a bass ukulele. You can find her at

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