David Dean is the author of The Thirteenth Child. His short stories have appeared regularly in ELLERY QUEEN MYSTERY MAGAZINE, as well as a number of anthologies, since 1990. His stories have been nominated for the Shamus, Barry, and Derringer Awards and "Ibrahim's Eyes" won the EQMM Readers Award in 2007. His story, "Tomorrow's Dead" was a finalist for the Edgar for best short story of 2011. He is a retired Chief of Police in New Jersey, and once served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division.