Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Dugoni’s “Sister” and the Owl

Seattle author Robert Dugoni has won the 2020 Spotted Owl Award for his novel The Eighth Sister (2019). Dugoni picked up that same commendation in 2017, for The 7th Canon (2016).

Also nominated for the 2020 Spotted Owl were House Arrest, by Mike Lawson (Atlantic Monthly Press); G.I. Confidential, Martin Limon (Soho Crime); St. Nicholas Salvage & Wrecking, by Dana Haynes (Blackstone); We All Fall Down, by Daniel Kalla (Simon & Schuster); No Way to Die, by Warren C. Easley (Poisoned Pen Press); Crossroad, by W.H. Cameron (Crooked Lane); Active Measures, by Marc Cameron (Pinnacle); No Right Way, by Michael Niemann (Coffeetown Press); and Charlie 316, by Colin Conway and Frank Zafiro (Down & Out).

The Spotted Owl Award is given annually by the Oregon-based fan group Friends of Mystery to what it says is the “best mystery written by an author whose primary residence is in the Pacific Northwest.” Last year’s recipient was Mike Lawson, for House Witness.

Congratulations to all of this year’s contenders!

(Hat tip to Mystery Fanfare.)

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