The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion and Claymore Awards were given out this past weekend at the Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference. It was three days of great classes, great panels, and great camaraderie. Clay Stafford and his gang has been putting on the conference since 2006 in an effort to bring together forensic experts, writers, and fans of crime and thriller literature. There were over 800 submissions to the Silver Falchion Awards this year.
You can find last year winners here.
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The 2021 Killer Nashville awards were announced this past Saturday. They seek to find and honor the best books of 2020 that incorporate the elements of mystery, thriller, and suspense. Here are the honorees. Congratulations to everyone who participated. (Here is the link to Killer Nashville.)
The Silver Falchion Awards
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Michael Connelly has become of the most successful current authors by selling over thirty novels and more than eighty million books. As a former newspaper reporter, he worked the crime beat at the L. A. Times and the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.
Connelly shot out of the gates in 1992, when his first novel, The Black Echo, won the Mystery Writer’s of America Edgar Award for the Best First Novel.
One of his latest novels is The Law of Innocence, focuses on Mickey Waller, known as the Lincoln Lawyer because he does much of his law practice out of his chauffeur-driven Lincoln Town Car. Waller, a defense attorney, is pulled over by the cops after he leaves a bar where his team had been celebrating a big win.
Being pulled over to a defense attorney is just part of the game the play with law enforcement. Since he had stopped drinking, it shouldn’t be a big deal, right?
Except for the client’s body stuffed in his trunk.
You can find my deeper review on this riveting book over at Killer Nashville website. (Get the link here.)