The Yard has been nominated for Strand Magazine’s 2013 Critics Award; Best Debut Novel.
Recognizing excellence in the field of mystery fiction, the Critics Awards were judged by a select group of book critics and journalists, from news venues such as The Washington Post, LA Times, Chicago Sun Times, Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, The Guardian, and several other daily papers. The awards will be presented at an invitation-only cocktail party, hosted by The Strand on July 9, 2013.
Read more about the Critics Award from Strand Magazine.
The Yard is nominated for Deadly Pleasures Magazine’s Barry Award for Best First Novel.
In 1997, the editorial staff of Deadly Pleasures decided that since one of the magazine’s stated goals was to search out and report on the best works being published in the field of crime fiction each year, it would be a natural fit to present awards for excellence. Then came the dilemma of what to name the award. At the time all associated with the magazine were still reeling from the untimely death of Barry Gardner, who was arguably the best fan reviewer on the planet, so it was decided to name the award after him so as to keep his memory alive.
Read more about the Barry Award from Deadly Pleasures Magazine.