Wednesday, March 11, 2009

HT News - Bruce Alexander Historical awards

Danielle from A Work in Progress has a guest post from Laurie R King, author of the Mary Russell mystery series which is set in the years just after the end of WWI. Her books sound very interesting and one of her books was nominated for the following award!

Jeri Westerson, author of Veil of Lies, has been keeping everyone updated on the events at the Left Coast Crime festival for readers of crime fiction for the last few days. In today's post she advised that this year's winner of the Bruce Alexander Historical book awards was Kelli Stanley for her book Nox Dormienda, A Long Night For Sleeping. I don't remember hearing much about this book before, but it is a mystery set in Roman times.

The nominees for the award were:

  • Tasha Alexander: A Fatal Waltz (HarperCollins)
  • Rhys Bowen: A Royal Pain (Berkley Prime Crime)
  • Rhys Bowen: Tell Me Pretty Maiden (St. Martin's)
  • Laurie R. King: Touchstone (Bantam)
  • Kelli Stanley: Nox Dormienda, A Long Night For Sleeping (Five Star)

Kerry from Mysteries in Paradise has recently reviewed A Royal Pain and the follow up book, Her Royal Spyness, and I have to say they sound quite good too.


  1. I wasn't familiar with this Bruce Alexander Award, I must check that list of nominees because Tasha Alexander is the only one I've read before...

  2. I hadn't heard of it before. Apparently it is a crime fiction award. They give out a number of Left Coast Crime, but this is the one with the historical focus.

  3. I read Nox Dormienda. I'm impressed that it won, as I wasn't all that pleased with the book. Maybe this is a good time to do a giveaway since I don't particularly want to keep it myself but I don't like to give away books readers know I don't like. Now they can see that it isn't just me!

  4. Meghan, have you read any of the others?