Monday, March 1, 2010

Megan Abbott book news

From The Detroit News --

Crime novelist nominated for literary awards --

By: Susan Whitall --
February 11. 2010 --

Grosse Pointe's own Megan Abbott, the "crown princess of noir fiction" and author of such hard-boiled crime novels as "Bury Me Deep" and "Queenpin," is up for two prestigious literary awards.

Last month, Abbott was announced as one of the nominees for the 2010 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original for "Bury Me Deep," a chilling noir based upon the real life tale of 1930s "trunk murderess" Winnie Ruth Judd. Now the International Association of Crime Writers (IACW) has nominated Abbott's "Bury Me Deep" for its Hammett Prize for literary excellence in the field of crime-writing. The award is named after Dashiell Hammett, author of "The Maltese Falcon" and other classics of the genre.

Award winners for both organizations will be announced later this year.

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