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A founding member of Buckeye Crime Writers, Mercedes King is a Columbus, Ohio, native. With a degree in Criminology from Capital University, she has a passion for crafting true crime into fiction and exploring the depths of deviant behavior. Since her stories often mix fact with

fiction and are shaped by not-so-distant decades, she refers to many of her works as Modern Historicals. Every   Little Secret, Columbus Noir, and A Dream Called Marilyn are among her growing body of titles. In 2016 and 2017, Mercedes was a finalist for the Claymore Award. An active part of the local writing community, she's a proud supporter of Ohioana and local bookstores, the Book Loft and Gramercy Books.