Saturday, July 04, 2020

Mosley Takes the Bird

Walter Mosley’s Down the River Unto the Sea has won this year’s Falcon Award, presented by Japan’s Maltese Falcon Society to a superior work of hard-boiled crime fiction. Mosley’s novel, first published in the States in 2018, introduced a welcome new protagonist, New York City policeman turned private eye Joe King Oliver.

This marks Mosley’s first Falcon Award win. Last year’s prize was presented to Don Winslow for The Force.

(Hat tip to The Gumshoe Site.)

1 comment:

E. Ellis said...

I wonder if Winslow's book had came out this year with all that is going on, if he would have won the award.