Monday, May 31, 2010

Bloody Well Done!

The North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers announced last evening that The Manual of Detection, by Jedediah Berry (Penguin), has won the 2010 Hammett Prize for “literary excellence in the field of crime writing.” Berry received his commendation during a special ceremony at the Bloody Words X Mystery Conference in Toronto, Canada.

Also contending this year for the Hammett Prize were Bury Me Deep, by Megan Abbott (Simon & Schuster); Devil’s Garden, by Ace Atkins (Putnam); The Long Fall, by Walter Mosley (Riverhead); and The Way Home, by George Pelecanos (Little, Brown).

RELATED:Back to Fronts,” by J. Kingston Pierce (The Rap Sheet).

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