Bryan Gruley

Bryan Gruley is reporter at large for Bloomberg News and the former Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal. He has won the Anthony, Barry, and Strand Awards and was nominated for an Edgar Award for best first novel. He lives with his wife in Chicago. Visit

Books by this Author

The Skeleton Box
Bryan Gruley's Starvation Lake Mystery Series 2-Book Boxed Set
The Hanging Tree
Starvation Lake


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Bringing up our three children.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Composing music on a piano.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Words that can't be written on a family website.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. My pride.

Author Voices

January 08, 2009


Life is good when you can skate into the beer tent.

The tent sits on a frozen lake ringed by snow-covered pines in the tiny town of Plaster Rock in New Brunswick, Canada. Each February, a dozen of us travel hundreds of miles there to skate in the World Pond Hockey Championship.

I’ve been playing hockey for more than forty years, since my dad taught me to skate on the outdoor rink at Rouge Park in see more

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