The Poacher’s Son by Paul Doiron has been nominated for the Anthony Award for Best First Novel. 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 will be held this September 15-18 right here in St. Louis.
From Paul Doiron's web site:
Set in the wilds of Maine, this is an explosive tale of an estranged son thrust into the hunt for a murderous fugitive—his own father. The Poacher’s Son is a sterling debut of literary suspense. Taut and engrossing, it represents the first in a series featuring Mike Bowditch.The Poacher's Son was the winner of the Strand Critics Award for the Best First Novel, and has been nominated for the Barry Award, the Thriller Award, and the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, as well as the Maine Literary Award for Best Fiction of 2010.