Ayo Onatade is a CWA Red Herring Award winning freelance crime fiction critic, reviewer and blogger. She has an eclectic taste in crime fiction, which runs the gamut from historical crime ﬁction to hardboiled and short stories. Her research interests include historical fiction especially crime fiction and crime fiction literary criticism. She is a former Chair of the CWA Short Story Dagger and judge of the Ngaio Marsh Award. She is current Chair of HWA (Historical Writers Association) Debut Crown and a Judge for the Strand Magazine Critics Award.