Karin Slaughter is an American crime writer, whose first novel Blindsighted (2001) became an international success, was published in almost 30 languages, and made the Crime Writers' Association's Dagger Award shortlist for "Best Thriller Debut" of 2001. She is the author of sixteen novels, and 2015 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger winner for Cop Town. Her most recent novel, The Good Daughter, was published in 2017. Slaughter has sold more than 35 million copies of her books, which have been published in 36 languages. Her books have debuted at #1 in the United Kingdom, Germany, and The Netherlands. Slaughter is currently part of a "Save the Libraries" event that benefits the DeKalb County Public Library.