The Outfit is thrilled to congratulate our boys for -- not one -- but TWO Major Award Nominations! Sean's BIG CITY, BAD BLOOD and Marcus's THE BLADE ITSELF were nominated both for the ANTHONY and the BARRY for best first novel!
WAY TO GO, GUYS!
The winners will be announced at the Baltimore Bouchercon in October. Of course, it does present a dilemma for Anthony voters. Happily, though, there's a solution -- Everyone needs to vote early and often. After all, it's the Chicago way.
We also want to give a shout-out to two friends-of-the-Outfit who also got nominated. Joe Konrath's DIRTY MARTINI was nominated for a Barry for Best Novel, and Judy Bobalik, everybody's best friend, got an Anthony nod for Special Service to the industry.
Clearly, there is something in the air...
You all rock!
btw, you can congratulate Sean and Marcus personally at Printers Row this coming weekend. The Outfit (with Michael, Kevin, and me) will be doing a panel at 4 PM Saturday.