A Portland native, Aaron Hilton has worked at a video store, in a mail room, accounts payable, security, and for the last fifteen years, as an alarm control operator. At least two of the alarms he’s processed have led to felony arrests. He is a writer who frequently hangs out in the basement at the Green Beans Coffee and Tea shop, listening to loud alternative or film scores with earbuds while banging the keys. His favorite authors are: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins, Greg Rucka, and Christa Faust. He enjoys film noir, pin-ups, scary movies, sequential art, and strong coffee. At the same time he began writing this story, Aaron went vegan to reclaim control of his health.
December 2012 he self-published Skin Deep Motives, his first hardboiled novella, electronically through BookBaby. A print on demand trade paperback edition will be available soon from the Espresso Book Machine. He is currently working on the first novel in the Alternative Investigations series, The Grunge Operatives.
Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins, Greg Rucka, Christa Faust, F. Paul Wilson's Repairman Jack Series, James Ellroy, Duane Swierczynski, Bill Raetz, Alison Gaylin, Megan Abbott, Cleo Coyle, Lisa Lutz, Gil Brewer, Raymond Chandler, and Dashiell Hammett to name some.
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