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Brad Parks is the only author to have won the Shamus, Nero and Lefty Awards. He received the Shamus (for best first private eye novel) and the Nero (for best American mystery) for his debut, Faces of the Gone, the first book in history to take both awards. The Lefty (for best humorous mystery) went to his third book, The Girl Next Door. The series, which features sometimes-dashing investigative reporter Carter Ross, has received starred reviews from Booklist, Library Journal, and Kirkus Reviews.
Nancy Martin is winner of the 2009 Lifetime Achievement award for mystery writing from Romantic Times magazine, Nancy will release her ninth Blackbird Sisters title, Little Black Book of Murder, in August. Author of 48 popular fiction novels in mystery, suspense, historical and romance genres, Nancy created The Blackbird Sisters in 2002— mysteries about three impoverished Main Line heiresses who adventure in couture and crime–as if “Agatha Christie had wandered onto the set of Sex and The City.” Nominated for the Agatha Award for Best First Mystery of 2002, How to Murder a Millionaire won the RT award for Best First Mystery and was a finalist for the Daphne DuMaurier Award. Nancy has also written the Roxy Abruzzo mystery series, Foxy Roxy and Sticky Fingers.
Deborah Coonts was one of the “Unusual Suspects” tour who wowed audiences in September. Her newest, Lucky Bastard (the fourth Lucky O’Toole novel), has just been published.
“Coonts provides the perfect solution for readers waiting for the next Stephanie Plum book.” —Booklist
“…Coonts covers Sin City territory with a dash of CSI and Janet Evanovich in her glitzy, lighthearted novels featuring Lucky O’Toole.” —Publishers Weekly
“I don’t know about you, but mysteries that make me laugh go right into the book bag. And Deborah Coonts makes the cut…” —Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review