Among the nominees for this year’s SCIBA (Southern California Independent Booksellers Association) Book Awards are six novels in the mystery category, all vying for the 2012 T. Jefferson Parker Book Award. Those contenders are:
• Getaway, by Lisa Brackmann (Soho Press)
• Kings of Cool, by Don Winslow (Simon & Schuster)
• Taken, by Robert Crais (Putnam)
Hmm. Do we see some consistency here?
Don Winslow won this same commendation last year for Savages, and Robert Crais won it in 2010 for his second Joe Pike novel, The First Rule. Could Lisa Brackmann win this year, if only to share the wealth? We will see. The winner of this and other SCIBA awards will be announced during the Authors Feast & Trade Show, to be held on October 20 in Long Beach, California.