Local author Lori Roy gets her third Edgar nomination; Stephen King gets one, too
Congratulations to Lori Roy, who is on the list of nominees for the Edgar Awards announced today by the Mystery Writers of America! Roy, who lives in Tierra Verde, has published three novels -- and scored three Edgar nominations. Her first book, Bent Road, won the best first novel Edgar. Her second, Until She Comes Home, was nominated for best novel. And her latest, Let Me Die in His Footsteps, a riveting gothic mystery set in small-town Kentucky in the 1930s and 1950s, is nominated this year for best novel. (Read my review here.)
The awards will be given at a ceremony in New York on April 28. I'll be rooting for Roy -- Let Me Die in His Footsteps is a masterful mystery, and Roy herself is a peach.
Congratulations also to another Edgar nominee, a Sarasota snowbird you might have heard of: Stephen King. He's nominated for best short story for Obits, a wonderfully creepy tale about a newspaper columnist who discovers he can kill people just by writing their obituaries. It's included in his 2015 collection, Bazaar of Bad Dreams. (Here is a review of that one.)
King will be appearing tonight in Bradenton, at a sold-out fundraiser for the Manatee County Library. I'll be there to see him interview fellow monster bestselling author John Grisham on stage -- look for a report on Wednesday.