Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Gumshoes are in.


Mystery Ink has announced the winners of this year's Gumshoe Awards and there are a few people who will be drinking early tonight. Duane Swierczynski has already delivered an eloquent concession speech to the winner of Best Mystery, the lovely and gracious Laura Lippman.

Joseph Finder, a gentleman David Montgomery introduced me to last year, won Best Thriller.

And in the competition for Best First Novel, Randall Hicks, author of The Baby Game takes home the prize, shutting out one of The Planet's favorites, Karen Olson, and another writer who wrote a rather silly book about monkeys.

Congratulations to all the winners. Now I know who to hit up for a drink in Phoenix.

1 comment:

Karen Olson said...

Thanks for the kind words, David, and it was certainly an honor to be in your company, even if we never did Jello wrestle.

And I also must thank you for the reminder that I go buy myself a flash drive to back up my most current novel, which now is on a little metal rectangle dangling from a lanyard that most likely will end up in my cat's lair, along with the myriad catnip mice and my daughter's fluffy slipper.