Friday, June 3, 2016

Reading Countdown to the Anthony Awards at Bouchercon 2016! #15in15 Week 1 #15 THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE

As of tonight, Friday, June 3, 2016, there are fifteen (15) weeks until the 2016 Anthony Awards are presented at the Bouchercon XLVII World Mystery Convention in New Orleans on Friday, September 16, 2016.

What are the Anthony Awards?  Here's what Wikipedia says:

The Anthony Awards are literary awards for mystery writers presented at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention since 1986. The awards are named for Anthony Boucher (1911–1968), one of the founders of the Mystery Writers of America.[1] Among the most prestigious awards in the world of mystery writers, the Anthony Awards have helped boost the careers of many recipients.
Coincidentally, there are fifteen (15) novels by 2016 Anthony Awards Nominees in three of the categories:  Best Novel, Best First Novel,  and Best Paperback Original.  All categories are equally important, but for our purposes, why don't we try reading one of these crime novels each week?

This week I suggest you start with the first nominee alphabetically in the Best Paperback Original category, Lou Berney's THE LONG AGO AND FARAWAY GONE.

Author Lou Berney has already received the several major awards for this regional crime mystery, including the 2016 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original2.  William Morrow Paperbacks published it in February 2015.  You can order a copy of THE LONG AGO AND FARAWAY GONE here with these links for William Morrow Paperbacks, IndieBound, AmazonBarnes & Noble, or purchase it at your local independent bookstore. 

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