Will Chris Bring Home The Watson? It's Elementary...
Boonook.biz client Chris Grabenstein's Fun House (Pegasus) is in a hot race against Robert Crais' Pike and Cole thriller, Taken, for the highly-coveted Watson award at the 2013 Left Coast Crime Awards.
The Watson is given for the mystery novel with the best sidekick (first awarded in 2011). The nominees for this year's award are:
- Chris Grabenstein, Fun House (Pegasus)
- Juliet Blackwell, In a Witch’s Wardrobe (Obsidian)
- Robert Crais, Taken (Putnam)
- L.C. Hayden, When the Past Haunts You (CreateSpace)
Rochelle Staab, Bruja Brouhaha (Berkley Prime Crime)
Attendees at LCC in Colorado Springs will vote by secret ballot during the convention. The winners will be announced at the Awards Banquet.
Fun House features John Ceepak and (his nominated sidekick, Danny Boyle) trying to ride herd on a reality-TV show, ala "Jersey Shore," set up in their seaside resort town. When a cast member is murdered, Ceepak and Danny have to try to prevent the rest of the cast from meeting the same fate. Sound like fun? Check out Fun House on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, Books-A-Million, iBooks and Kobo.
Discovered by no one less than James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein won the Anthony Award for "Best First Mystery" for his first Ceepak book, Tilt A Whirl. Chris has produced and published 4 John Ceepak Mysteries (short story Ring Toss, Anthony-winner Tilt-A-Whirl, Mad Mouse and Whack-A-Mole) from his backlist, as well as the kids' novel, The Explorer's Gate with Booknook.biz in digital formats.
Check out Chris' terrific series on Amazon, by clicking here.