Saturday, August 06, 2016

Double-Dipping for Davids

As was the case last year, when the competition for the Deadly Ink Mystery Conference’s David Award ended in a tie (with Jeff Markowitz’s Death and White Diamonds and Steven Rigolosi’s The Outsmarting of Criminals sharing the honors), the 2016 David goes to a pair of novels: Big Shoes, by Jack Getze (Down & Out), and Forgiving Mariela Camacho, by A.J. Sidransky (Berwick Court). The winners were announced earlier this evening in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Also in the running for the 2016 David Award were Ornaments of Death, by Jane K. Cleland (Minotaur); What You See, by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge); and Pretty Girls, by Karin Slaughter (Morrow).

The annual David Award is named after David G. Sasher Sr., a New Jersey resident who passed away back in 2006 at age 66, after working on the Deadly Ink convention.


Jack Getze said...

Pretty sure it's Forgiving Maximo Rothman. But I know A.J. would thank you for the mention. I sure do.

J. Kingston Pierce said...

No, according to Deadly Ink's own publicity, Forgiving Mariela Camacho (2015) was the novel in contention for this year's David Award.

Forgiving Maximo Rothman was A.J. Sidransky's 2013 novel.