Meet the author

A son of the Finger Lakes, Andrew Welsh-Huggins now calls himself a "proud native adopted Ohioan." By day, he is an editor and writer for the Associated Press in Columbus. By earlier in the day, he is the author of the Andy Hayes private eye series, featuring a former Ohio State and Cleveland Browns quarterback turned investigator. “Readers who love old-fashioned detective novels will be in hog heaven as they tear into Welsh-Huggins’ latest adventure featuring Andy Hayes,” says Booklist of his newest release, Fatal Judgment.


In addition, Andrew is the editor of the Columbus Noir anthology coming in March 2020 from Akashic Books, a collection of 14 mystery stories each set in a different Columbus neighborhood.

Andrew’s short mystery fiction has appeared in Kings River Life, Down And Out Magazine, Tough and Mystery Weekly Magazine. His story, The Murderous Type, won the 2017 Al Blanchard prize for best New England short crime fiction, and his story, Long Drive Home, was included in the “Other Distinguished Mystery Stories” category in The Best American Mystery Stories 2019. Andrew’s nonfiction book, No Winners Here Tonight, is the definitive history of Ohio's death penalty.

When he’s not writing or reporting, Andrew enjoys running, reading, spending time with family, and trying to remember why having three cats, a dog and two parakeets seemed like a good idea at the time.

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