Gary Phillips Weaned on the images of Kirby and Steranko in comics and Hammet and Himes in prose, Gary Phillips was born under a bad sign and only through writing does he hope to get out from under. Gary has written for the Los Angeles Times Magazine, San Francisco Examiner, Washington Post and regularly posts on online at FourStory. His novels include The Perpetrators, The Underbelly, THE JOOK, and seven books in the Ivan Monk and Martha Chainey series. Phillips has also contributed to and edited short story collections such as THE COCAINE CHRONICLES, Politics Noir, ORANGE COUNTY NOIR and Send My Love and a Molotov Cocktail!