Saturday, April 03, 2021

Dugoni Comes Out on Top Again

Whoo, er, who won the 2021 Spotted Owl Award, sponsored by the Portland, Oregon-based fan group Friends of Mystery? The announcement was made during a March 25 Zoom meeting of that group. Jeannette Voss, FOM president and the chair of its Spotted Owl Committee, offers these voting results.

1. The Last Agent, by Robert Dugoni (Thomas & Mercer)
2 (tied). A Cold Trail, by Robert Dugoni (Thomas & Mercer)
2 (tied). Percentages of Guilt, by Michael Niemann (Coffeetown Press)
3. House Privilege, by Mike Lawson (Atlantic Monthly Press)
4. Stone Cross, by Marc Cameron (Kensington)
5. The Last High, by Daniel Kalla (Simon & Schuster)
6. No Fixed Line, by Dana Stabenow (Head of Zeus)
7. Shadows of the Dead, by Spencer Kope (Minotaur)
8. The Missing Sister, by Elle Marr (Thomas & Mercer)
9. Shadow of the Dragon, by Marc Cameron (Putnam)

Dugoni has won the Spotted Owl twice before—in 2020 for The Eighth Sister, and in 2017 for The 7th Canon.

The Spotted Owl Award is given annually by Friends of Mystery to what its members determine is the “best mystery written by an author whose primary residence is in the Pacific Northwest.”

Congratulations to all of the 2021 nominees!

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