Today’s big news is that Deadly Ink, a regional convention of mystery lovers (or should I say, “lovers of mystery”), has nominated The Outsmarting of Criminals for 2014 Mystery of the Year.
Deadly Ink is attended and run by wonderful people who have been incredibly gracious and kind to me over the years. In fact, my first novel, Who Gets the Apartment?, won the David Award in 2007. That was a pretty amazing feeling, having a debut book by an unknown writer win an award given by hardcore fans of the genre.
This year’s nominees are:
- Blood Rubies, by Jane Cleland
- The Question of the Missing Head, by E.J. Copperman and Jeff Cohen (you may notice a resemblance between the authors)
- Circle of Influence, by Annette Dashofy
- Death and White Diamonds, by Jeff Markowitz (this one is worth clicking if only to see the photo on the homepage)
- The Roar of the Crowd, by Janet MacDonald
So, in other words–heavy competition.
Deadly Ink will be held in New Brunswick, NJ this year, August 7-9. It’s an easy train ride from NYC, Philadelphia, and any stop on Amtrak. Mark your calendars!