A Trace of Smoke by Rebecca Cantrell received two great award nominations this week!
First, it is nominated in the Sue Feder Best Historical Mystery category for the Macavity Awards.
(The Macavity Award is named for the “mystery cat” of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats). Each year the members of Mystery Readers International nominate and vote for their favorite mysteries in four categories.)
Secondly, it’s nominated for Best First Novel for the Barry Awards.
(The Barry Awards are nominated on and voted on by subscribers to Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine.)
Buzz is already building for the eagerly anticipated sequel, A Night of Long Knives…
“A race-against-the-clock thriller…
Cantrell keeps the close calls and cliffhangers coming.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Once again, Cantrell nails the prewar German landscape, although this time, with the Nazis in power, the mood has gone from Weimar decadence to tight-lipped uncertainty…the appeal here is all about atmosphere and the historical moment.”—Booklist
“With brevity and elegance, Rebecca Cantrell provides enough narrative to enable a reader who missed the first novel or who has forgotten key details to make sense of Hannah’s history and to recall the numerous characters from the first novel who make return appearances in this one.”
“A Night of Long Knives is compelling, exciting, and entertaining reading. This is a great read for anyone who wants to disappear inside a great story. Whether you like novels set during World War II, suspense, or just a great plot line with a strong character, this book will not disappoint. Don’t miss this one.”—Popsyndicate.com
And it will be reviewed in the July/August issue of Bust magazine!
And Rebecca Cantrell has the following tour dates lined up:
June 25, 2010: Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, AZ
June 27, 2010: Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego, CA
June 28, 2010: Barnes and Noble, Encino, CA
June 29, 2010: Mystery Book Shop, Los Angeles, CA
July 1, 2010: M is for Mystery, San Mateo, CA
July 5, 2010: Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA
July 8-10, 2010: Thrillerfest, New York, NY
(see www.thrillerwriters.org for details and times)
July 19, 2010: Borders, Wheaton, IL
July 20, 2010: Next Chapter, Milwaukee, WI
July 21, 2010: Tattered Cover, Denver, CO
There’s still time to enter for a chance to win a copy of A Night of Long Knives on Goodreads!