Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Shamus for Cornelia Read!

San Francisco crime novelist Cornelia Read (A Field of Darkness) won the Shamus Award for Best Private Eye Short Story for "Hungry Enough," in Busted Flush Press's A Hell of a Woman: An Anthology of Female Noir (edited by Megan Abbott)! Huge congratulations to Cornelia!!!

Go to to download a FREE podcast of Cornelia's "Hungry Enough."

Visit her website here:

Two-time Edgar Award nominee Reed Farrel Coleman also took home the Shamus Award for Best P.I. Novel for the fourth Moe Prager book, Soul Patch (published by Bleak House Books). BFP is proud to be reprinting the first three Moes, including the all-important series debut, Walking the Perfect Square. Visit his website here:

Fingers crossed for Daniel Woodrell (Winter's Bone), who is up for the Anthony Award for Best Short Story for his A Hell of a Woman entry, "Uncle." Bouchercon Anthony Award ballots are being tabulated today, with the awards presented tomorrow (Sunday). Good luck!!!


Cornelia Read said...

Dear David,

Thank you so much!

xx Cornelia

Scott Parker said...

Congrats, Cornelia and David. For those folks who read my blog, I posted the results as well as a link to BFP and my own review of the story.

Maryelizabeth said...

Kudos to Cornelia and Reed! I am proud I told Cornelia how much I liked her story way back when I first read the galley!

David Thompson said...

Thanks, Maryelizabeth! :-)