We've just received word -- from the author herself! -- that In a Dark Season, the latest novel by Vicki Lane, has been nominated for an Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original mystery. As many of you know, Vicki is an author here in Western North Carolina (and a great friend of Accent on Books) whose mystery series featuring Elizabeth Goodweather includes local settings and lots of mountain history and lore. In a Dark Season is the fourth and most recent novel in the series.
Along with the Edgar Awards, the Anthony Awards are probably the most prestigious in the American mystery book community. They are named after Anthony Boucheron, one of the founders of the Mystery Writers of America, and the winners are announced each year at the gathering of mystery writers and fans known as Bouchercon. This year's Bouchercon will be held in October in Indianapolis, and we'll keep our fingers crossed that Vicki will be the deserving winner in her category.
More about Bouchercon and the Anthony Awards can be found here. And you may want to click on over to Vicki's website to congratulate her.