Hank Phillippi Ryan is a USA Today bestselling author of 14 novels of suspense, winning the most prestigious awards in the genre: five Agathas, three Anthonys, the Daphne, and the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. She is also on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s WHDH-TV, with 37 EMMYs and dozens more journalism honors. Book critics call her “a master of suspense,” “a superb and gifted storyteller,” and she’s the only author to have won the Agatha in four different categories: Best First, Best Novel, Best Short Story and Best Non-Fiction. Her 2019 novel, The Murder List, won the Anthony Award for Best Novel of the Year, and was an Agatha, Macavity and Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee. NYT bestseller A.J. Finn says, “exciting, explosive, relentless,” and B.A. Paris says it’s “her best yet.” For Hank’s 2020 novel, The First to Lie, the Publishers Weekly starred review says “Stellar… Hank Phillippi Ryan could win a sixth Agatha with this one” and bestseller Sarah Pekkanen says “Book clubs will gobble it up.”
Hank's novel, HER PERFECT LIFE, received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, and is an Agatha nominee for Best Novel of 2021. Her novel THE HOUSE GUEST published in 2023. Lisa Scottoline, author of Loyalty, says: "Hank Phillippi Ryan is one of my favorite authors, and THE HOUSE GUEST proves why."
Ryan is he host of the CRIME TIME show on A Mighty Blaze, and co host of First Chapter Fun on social media and co-founder of The Back Room. A former national president of Sisters in Crime, she lives in Boston with her husband, a renowned criminal defense attorney