Native Washingtonian Quintin Peterson is a retired District of Columbia police officer who served the public for more than 28 years. He also is an artist and an award-winning author of crime fiction.
Mr. Peterson retired from the Metropolitan Police Department in April of 2010. He was assigned to the Office of Public Information as a media liaison officer. He also was a liaison between the department and members of the motion picture and television industries, acting as a script consultant and technical adviser. In December of 2010, he became an employee of the Folger Shakespeare Library's Department of Safety and Security.
He is the author of a book of poetry, Nativity, two novels, SIN and The Wages of SIN, and one novella, Guarding Shakespeare, a noir story about a plot to heist a priceless artifact from the Folger Shakespeare Library. He is a contributor to the crime fiction anthology D.C. Noir, edited by George Pelecanos; the John L. French edited crime fiction anthology, Bad Cop, No Donut: Tales of Police Behaving Badly; the anthology From Shadows and Nightmares, edited by Amber L. Campbell; the noir anthology To Hell in a Fast Car, edited by John L. French; the anthology Felons, Flames and Ambulance Rides, edited by Marilyn Olsen; and the noir anthology to benefit the Mines Advisory Group (MAG), Explosions: Stories of Our Landmined World, edited by Scott Bradley. He also has penned several Kindle Edition and BN.com Nook Books e-stories and his work is featured in Issue 3 of the British horror magazine SANITARIUM and Issues 2 and 4 of eNoir magazine (now known as Heater magazine). Also, Mr. Peterson is an Active Member of Mystery Writers of America and is on the Board of Directors of its Mid-Atlantic Chapter, and is also a member of Police Writers, International Thriller Writers, and the Public Safety Writers Association (PSWA). Peterson received PSWA Writing Awards in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.