Nathan Ward is the author of "The Lost Detective: Becoming Dashiell Hammett," which was nominated for the Edgar and Anthony awards, as well as "Dark Harbor: The War for the New York Waterfront." He has written for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Crimereads and Westword, and he was an editor at American Heritage Magazine for several years. Though he lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., he has had a lifelong interest in the American West and its history. His new book is "Son of the Old West."
Awards: nominated for Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity prizes