Antoine Laurain was born in Paris and is a journalist, antiques collector and award-winning author. His novel The President's Hat was a Waterstones Book Club and ABA Indies Introduce pick in 2013. The Red Notebook was on the Indie Next List for May 2015 and was a MIBA bestseller. Jane Aitken is a publisher and translator from the French. Louise Rogers Lalaurie lives in France. Her translations from the French include several works of crime fiction and Murder Most Serene by Gabrielle Wittkop, shortlisted for the 2016 Best Translated Book Award.