Nominated for an Anthony Award!

Best First Novel

The nominees for this year's Anthony Award for excellence in crime fiction are out. I am delighted to be one of the finalists for "Best First Novel." Here are the others:

Rogue Island- Bruce DeSilva - Forge Books

The Poacher's Son - Paul Doiron - Minotaur Books

Snow Angels - James Thompson - Putnam

Damage Done - Hilary Davidson - Forge Books

Sherlockian, The - Graham Moore - Twelve

Worthy competitors! The Anthony is named for Anthony Boucher and will be presented at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in St. Louis this September. Each of the various mystery awards has its own claim to fame, and what sets the Anthony apart is that it is voted on by the hundreds of Bouchercon attendees. Even being nominated means you have a groundswell of support for your book, which is a very encouraging thought in and of itself.