Sunday, October 08, 2017

“Devil” Receives Its Due

California writer Domenic Stansberry has captured the 2016 Hammett Prize for his thriller The White Devil (Molotov Editions), as reported by The Gumshoe Site. The Hammett Prize is given out annually by the North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers for “literary excellence in the field of crime writing by a U.S. or Canadian author.” The choice of Stansberry, who previously won an Edgar Award (for The Confession), as this year’s Hammett recipient was made yesterday during the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association’s Fall Conference, in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Also in contention for the 2016 Hammett were The Second Life of Nick Mason, by Steve Hamilton (Putnam); The Drifter, by Nicholas Petrie (Putnam); Revolver, by Duane Swierczynki (Mulholland); and The Big Nothing, by Bob Truluck (Murmur House).

Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees!

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