Gisa Klönne is the author of two bestselling, award-winning and critically acclaimed crime series, featuring superintendents Judith Krieger and Manni Korzilius. Silent is the Forest was nominated for a prestigious Friedrich Glauser Crime Writing Award, while Night Without Shadows won in 2009 for best novel. Gisa Klönne has worked as a magazine editor, a freelance journalist for newspapers and magazines and as a lecturer in creative writing. Apart from her novels, Gisa Klönne has also published short stories and is the editor of two crime anthologies. Gisa Klönne is married and lives in Cologne. She is active in various authors' networks. She also teaches creative writing and sometimes acts as a mentor to young, aspiring writers.