Every year, the Mystery Writers of America organize the Edgar Allan Poe Awards (Poe’s detective, M. Dupin, is widely acknowledged to be the birth of detective fiction). The nominee list is out. This year, my fellow Minotaur authors faired pretty well.
In the category of Best Novel we have ‘The Odds” by Kathleen George and “The Last Child” by John Hart.
In the category of Best First Novel we find “A Bad Day for Sorry” by Sophie Littlefield and “In the Shadow of Gotham” by Stefanie Pintoff.
Knock ‘em dead, y’all.