Sam Gaynor is an experienced North American felony prosecutor and a long-time crime fiction writer.

Gaynor's first mystery novel placed second at the London Book Fair Lit-Idol Competition in 2005. Three of Gaynor's novels (including Hardways in 2017) have been longlisted by CWA's Debut Dagger.

Gaynor's mainstream novel Chelsea Avenue won First Place at the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference in 2015.

Gaynor will be part of the Crime Novel program at City, University of London, beginning in 2018.  Sam is a member of the Mystery Writers of America.

Gaynor races a 1979 Fiat.


Crime Fiction

  • Judicial Discretion 
  • Pink Mist 
  • Chelsea Avenue 
  • Hardways