[PW] Nero Award novel winner announcement

Todd Mason foxbrick at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 6 19:49:02 PST 2015

_Peter Pan Must Die_, John Verdon, Crown Publishing Group
...is this year's novel winner. Don't see the announcement of the novella winner yet, but it will show up here, at least: http://www.themysteryplace.com/ahmm/

2015 NERO AWARD FINALISTS The "Nero" is an annual award presented to an author for literary excellence in the mystery genre. The award is presented at the Black Orchid Banquet, which is traditionally held on the first Saturday in December in New York City; this year the banquet will be on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

This year, the finalists are: 
Herbie's Game, Timothy Hallinan, Soho Press
The Detective & The Pipe Girl, Michael Craven, HarperCollins
First Light, Al Lamanda, Five Star
The Detective, James Patrick Hunt, Cengage Gale
Peter Pan Must Die, John Verdon, Crown Publishing Group
The Wolfe Pack & Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine (AHMM) proudly announce the Ninth Annual Black Orchid Novella Award Contest, to celebrate the novella format popularized by Rex Stout. 

Each entry must be an original unpublished work of fiction that conforms to the tradition of the Nero Wolfe series, and:
    * Contains no overt sex or violence 
    * Emphasizes the deductive skills of the sleuth 
    * Does not include characters from the original series

First prize: $1,000 and publication in ALFRED HITCHCOCK MYSTERY MAGAZINE* 

bulletin courtesy Mystery Fanfare http://mysteryreadersinc.blogspot.com/2015/12/nero-wolfe-award-winner.html
and Bill Crider https://billcrider.blogspot.com/2015/12/nero-award-winner.html

--forwarded by Todd Mason

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