Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Mysteries Unlocked Makes a Killing in Nashville

I'm pleased to announce that a book I edited, Mysteries Unlocked: Essays in Honor of Douglas G. Greene, was nominated by Killer Nashville as one of its 2015 Silver Falchion Finalists in the category of Best Non-Fiction: Academic.  The six nominees are:

Investigating the mysteries
of crime fiction
The Figure of the Detective--Charles Brownson

Bloody Italy: Essays on Crime Writing in Italian Settings, edited by Patricia Prandini Buckler

Mysteries Unlocked: Essays in Honor of Douglas G. Greene, edited by Curtis Evans

Blood on the Stage 400 BC to 1600 AD: Milestone Plays on Murder, Mytsery and Mayhem, Amnon Kabatchnik

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, Elizabeth Kohlbert

James Ellroy: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction--James Mancall

Douglas G. Greene turned seventy last year and the collection I edited in honor of this event paid tribute to Doug with a wide-ranging group of essays on mystery fiction inspired by his own landmark works in the field of mystery genre history, including, of course, his biography of John Dickson Carr and his publishing with Crippen & Landru.  The list of Mystery Unlocked's contributors and subjects can be found here. You can take a peek inside the book here.

Congratulations to all the contributors to the book, which I hope will stand both as a permanent contribution to mystery genre history and as a tribute to Doug's important work within the field.

Winners of the Killer Nashville awards will be announced at the conference on October 31.


  1. Congratulations! you worked really hard on this -- an excellent organiser and editor

    1. Thanks, Julia. It was great to have you as a contributor!