Joshua Moehling is the author of the Ben Packard series. The first book, And There He Kept Her, was a Barnes & Noble monthly Mystery/Thriller pick and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBTQ+ Mystery. His second novel, Where the Dead Sleep, was described as “a well-paced whodunit” and “devastating” by The New York Times. Joshua lives in Minneapolis and works in the medical device industry.
IN THE PRESS
WTDS REVIEW: The New York Times
"The solution to the mystery is a surprise, but the real suspense emerges as Packard figures himself out, defying expectations in quiet, sometimes devastating ways."
WTDS REVIEW: Associated Press
"If you think you’ve got the mystery solved in the first few chapters, you’re dead wrong. Moehling has some tricks up his sleeve and gravitates toward challenging ideas and interesting surprises."
WTDS REVIEW: Mystery and Suspense Magazine
"The second in a series is where I really decide if I am going to follow it or not – and luckily for me, Joshua Moehling has taken a promising debut, and solidified its promise with a follow-up that is not only a great book, but a very promising sign of the series to come."
ATHKH REVIEW: Best Summer Books, Star Tribune
ATHKH REVIEW: Hardboiled Detective Novel Meets Modern-Day Issues, AP News
ATHKH REVIEW: And There He Kept Her, Bookreporter.com
INTERVIEW: First Time Novelist Draws from News, Experience for his First Crime Novel, Pioneer Press