Dead Good Reader Awards

Winners were announced for the 2019 Dead Good Reader Awards during the recent Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate. This year’s winning titles are:

Best Amateur Detective: The Suspect by Fiona Barton
Most Gripping Courtroom Drama: Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh
Best Revenge Thriller: My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing
Book You Can’t Put Down: Skin Deep by Liz Nugent
Most Elusive Villain: Last of the Magpies by Mark Edwards
Most Recommended Book: The Stone Circle by Elly Griffiths

Congratulations to all of the winners. Don’t forget to check the Web Store for the books.

In this case, you’ll also want to check The Poisoned Pen’s calendar. Steve Cavanagh, author of Thirteen, will be at the Pen on Thursday, August 22 at 7 PM. Signed copies of Thirteen are available through the Web Store.

Here’s the summary of Thirteen.

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