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About the Author
Andrew Welsh-Huggins is a reporter for the Associated Press in Columbus, Ohio, and the Nero Award-finalist author of six mysteries from Swallow Press featuring Andy Hayes, a former Ohio State and Cleveland Browns quarterback turned private eye. Welsh-Huggins is also the editor of Columbus Noir (Akashic Books) and his short fiction has appeared in publications including Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Mystery Weekly, and Mystery Tribune. His nonfiction book No Winners Here Tonight (Ohio University Press) is the definitive history of the death penalty in Ohio.
"Ohio politics provide the backdrop for Welsh-Huggins's nicely plotted third mystery featuring disgraced former OSU quarterback Andy Hayes (after 2015's Slow Burn). ...Andy must navigate a minefield of powerful personalities with few inhibitions in a cautionary tale that's a perfect read in an election year."--Publishers Weekly
"Convoluted clues are at the heart of this political mystery that roves all around Columbus, including German Village and even Clintonville. It's a great read for this tense political season."
--The Columbus Dispatch
"[Welsh-Huggins] understands the darker places of the human heart. Capitol Punishment is a winner, and if you know Columbus, you will have fun following Andy Hayes through his city ramblings as he tracks the killer."
--Reviewing the Evidence
"Capitol Punishment is an entertaining private eye novel...Andy is a likable, cynical, at times humorous, and always witty protagonist with a penchant for trouble. The narrative includes a bunch of interesting Ohio political history and anecdotes...while never slowing the story." --Mystery Scene