Andrew Vachss (1942) is an American crime fiction author and lawyer. He has written three popular series The Cross series, The Aftershock trilogy, and The Burke series. He is best known for his hardboiled Burke series, which he began in 1985. The second book in the Burke series Stregawon a number of international crime fiction awards. In 2000 he won the Raymond Chandler Award for a body of work.