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!!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

My first entry...

What the hell am I doing with a blog?! Like I have a lot of time on my hands. But one of the toughest aspects of running a small press is getting the word out to everyone. So, here's where I'll try to keep crime fiction lovers updated on future BFP releases, as well as news on previous publications. Thanks so much for visiting! I'd love to hear what you think.

But, firstly, I'd like to extend the best of luck to four Busted Flush Press authors that are up for awards at this weekend's Bouchercon Mystery Convention in Baltimore: Reed Farrel Coleman, Megan Abbott, Ken Bruen, and, of course, Daniel Woodrell, whose chilling noir tale ("Uncle") in BFP's A Hell of a Woman: An Anthology of Female Noir is up for an Anthony Award for Best Short Story. Good luck, everyone!!