Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hilary Davidson's "The Damage Done" Winner of 2011 Best First Novel Anthony Award

Congratulations to Hilary Davidson winner of the 2011 Best First Novel Anthony Award for The Damage Done.

The Anthony Awards are given at each annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention with the winners selected by attendees. The award is named for the late Anthony Boucher (William Anthony Parker White), well-known writer and critic from the New York Times, who helped found the Mystery Writers of America. This year's Bouchercon were held this September 15-18 right here in St. Louis.

From Hilary Davidson's web site:
Lily Moore, a successful travel writer, fled to Spain to get away from her troubled, drug-addicted younger sister, Claudia. But when Claudia is found dead in a bathtub on the anniversary of their mother’s suicide, Lily must return to New York to deal with the aftermath.

As Lily searches for answers, a shadowy figure stalks her and the danger to her grows. Determined to learn the truth at any cost, she is unprepared for the terrible toll it will take on her and those she loves.
The Damage Done was also nominated for the Macavity Award for Best First Mystery, and the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel.

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