Earlier today, the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association (SCIBA) announced its three nominees for the 2010 T. Jefferson Parker Award, which honors crime novels that “reflect Southern California culture or lifestyle.” Those contenders are:
• Boulevard, by Stephen Jay Schwartz (Forge)
• The First Rule, by Robert Crais (Putnam)
• Silver Lake, by Peter Gadol (Tyrus)
Book nominations were made as well in five other categories. The names of the winners will be pronounced on October 23 during the Author’s Feast & Trade Show in Los Angeles.
(Hat tip to The Gumshoe Site.)