On the heels of three 2017 Edgar Award nominations for Best Paperback Original, won by Adrian McKinty’s Rain Dogs, Seventh Street Books authors Adrian McKinty and James W. Ziskin have been nominated again – this time for the 2017 Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original.
This is the sixth award nomination for Rain Dogs. Others include the Ned Kelly Award 2016, Theakston Crime Novel of the Year 2016, CWA Steel Dagger Award 2016, and the 2017 Barry Award—Best Paperback Original (winners to be announced October 12). The Edgar winning Rain Dogs was McKinty’s second consecutive Edgar Award nomination, following 2016’s nod for Gun Street Girl.
Rain Dogs is the fifth novel featuring Detective Sean Duffy and is part of a series set in 1980s Northern Ireland. Adrian McKinty says, “I’m really thrilled and excited about this Anthony nomination,” and that winning the Edgar was “such an honor and definitely the highlight of my career.”
Heart of Stone is James W. Ziskin’s third consecutive Anthony Award nomination for Best Paperback Original, following nominations for No Stone Unturned and Stone Cold Dead. Heart of Stone was also nominated for the 2017 Edgar Award—Best Paperback Original. It is the fourth Ellie Stone mystery about a female reporter in 1960’s upstate New York who often puts herself in harm’s way to investigate a story.
“It’s hard to put into words how much a nomination like the Anthony means,” says James Ziskin, “Writers toil alone for months and years trying to write something they think is any good, only to wait months and years to find out if anyone else thinks it’s any good. I am so honored to see my name alongside these fine writers.”
Winners of the 2017 Anthony Awards will be announced at Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, on October 15, 2017, at the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto, ON. Seventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, will also be celebrating its 5th anniversary during Bouchercon 2017.