Gail Feichtinger first researched the Glensheen murders as a crime reporter for the Duluth News-Tribune and Duluth Herald. Feichtinger was born in Stamford, Connecticut, studied journalism at Southern Methodist University and received a B.A. from Carleton College, and worked as a journalist until 1995. Feichtinger is now an assistant attorney general for the Minnesota Attorney General’s office. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Bob Geiger, and their daughters, Alexandra and Elena. Will to Murder is her first book.
John DeSanto was born in Duluth and graduated valedictorian from Duluth Cathedral High School in 1964. He received a B.A. from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 1968 and went on to study law at the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1973. In 2009 DeSanto was appointed trial court judge for Minnesota’s Sixth Judicial District after 35 as Assistant St. Louis County Attorney; he finally retired for good in 2015. DeSanto and his wife, Lana, live in Duluth and are the parents of three adult children, Amy, Abby, and Adam.
Gary Waller was born in Duluth, Minnesota, where he served in the police department for twenty-one years. Waller holds a B.A. in criminology from the University of Minnesota Duluth and an M.A. in management from the College of St. Scholastica. In 1986, he was elected St. Louis County Sheriff; he retired in 1999. He now operates a consulting service doing organizational and facility assessments. He and his wife, Mary, live near Kettle River, Minnesota, enjoying time with their seven grandchildren.