Earlier today the New York City-based fan organization, the Nero Wolfe Society, announced its list of nominees for the 2013 Nero Awards, intended to celebrate “the best mystery written in the tradition of Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe stories.” Those contenders are:
• Antiques Disposal, by Barbara Allan (aka Max Allan Collins and his wife, Barbara; Kensington)
• Burning Midnight, by Loren D. Estleman (Forge)
• Dead Anyway, by Chris Knopf (Permanent Press)
• The Truth of All Things, by Kieran Shields (Crown)
As usual, we’ll have to wait a while before we hear who has won this prize. The Nero Award is given out during the Wolfe Pack’s annual Black Orchid Banquet, which is typically held in Manhattan on the first Saturday in December.
(Hat tip to Mystery Fanfare.)