Steve Cavanagh and Thirteen

Steve Cavanagh, author of Thirteen, will be The Poisoned Pen’s featured author on Thursday, August 22 at 7 PM. Why am I telling you that so far in advance? Cavanagh and Thirteen just won the 2019 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. You’ll want to pre-order your signed copy through the Web Store.

According to the Harrogate Informer, the Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award is the most coveted crime writing award in England. You can read the entire announcement, and see a picture of Steve Cavanagh, here.

Here’s the description of the award-winning crime novel.

Thirteen is the legal thriller Lee Child, Michael Connelly, and Ruth Ware are raving about and readers can’t put down.

“Outstanding – an intriguing premise, a tense, gripping build-up, and a spectacular climax. This guy is the real deal. Trust me.” —Lee Child

“A dead bang BEAST of a book that expertly combines Cavanagh’s authority on the law with an absolutely great thrill ride. Books this ingenious don’t come along very often.” —Michael Connelly

It’s the murder trial of the century. And Joshua Kane has killed to get the best seat in the house ““ and to be sure the wrong man goes down for the crime. Because this time, the killer isn’t on trial. He’s on the jury.

But there’s someone on his tail. Former-conman-turned-criminal-defense-attorney Eddie Flynn doesn’t believe that his movie-star client killed two people. He suspects that the real killer is closer than they think ““ but who would guess just how close? 

“A brilliant, twisty, ingeniously constructed puzzle of a book. Steve Cavanagh pulls off an enviable premise with panache.” —Ruth Ware