I am humbled and thrilled to report that INVISIBLE CITY won the Barry, the Macavity and the Shamus Awards for Best First Novel. All three awards were presented at Bouchercon, the World Mystery Conference, in Raleigh, NC over the weekend of Oct. 10. I was nominated with some truly stellar books – THE LIFE WE BURY by Allen Eskens, DEAR DAUGHTER by Elizabeth Little, THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD by Laura McHugh, ICE SHEAR by M.P. Cooley, and BLESSED ARE THE DEAD by Kristi Belcamino, THE BLACK HOUR by Lori Rader-Day, to name just a few – and couldn’t be more honored. It was a hell of a weekend!
I was ecstatic to hear Maureen Corrigan recommend RUN YOU DOWN as one of 4 thrillers to read this summer:
“…Dahl is an evocative writer, never more so than when she’s describing the nascent yearnings of those younger members of [the ultra-Orthodox Jewish] religious community — gay, vaguely feminist, simply different — who can’t quite fit in, but can’t quite leave.”
Link: NPR's Fresh Air
The Macavity Awards are nominated on and voted on by members of Mystery Readers International, subscribers to Mystery Readers Journal, and friends and supporters of MRI.
The Barry Awards are given each year by Deadly Pleasures magazine and the winners are announced at Bouchercon on October 8, 2015. I’m very excited!
I am humbled and excited to be among the nominees for the Private Eye Writers of America’s Shamus Award for Best First Novel this year.
And I’m in such great company!
Can someone pinch me, please?
Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine announced the finalists for this year’s Barry Awards last week and “Invisible City” is up for Best First Novel!
I am thrilled to announce that “Invisible City” is nominated for Best First Novel and the Mary Higgins Clark Award by the Mystery Writers of America. The awards ceremony will be held in NYC on April 29, 2015. Stay tuned for more!
I am proud to report that “Invisible City” has been selected to stand alongside novels by Nele Neuhaus (“Bad Wolf”), Allison Brennan (“Notorious”), Laura Griffin (“Far Gone”), Elizabeth Lowell (“Night Diver”) and Colette McBath (“Precious Thing”) as part of Criminal Element’s “Daring Women Sweepstakes.”
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