Poisoned Pen Press Celebrates Agatha, Left Coast Crime Award Nominees

Three Poisoned Pen Press titles among finalists for Agatha Award, Left Coast Crime Awards
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March 7, 2012 - PRLog -- Scottsdale, AZ – Poisoned Pen Press is pleased to announce four recent award nominees:

Dead Man's Switch by Tammy Kaehler— nominated for the Best First Novel Eureka! Award;

A Killing Season by Priscilla Royal nominated for The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award;

Mercury’s Rise by Ann Parker, nominated for the Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel and The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award.

The Eureka! Award and The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award will be presented on March 31, 2012 at an awards banquet during the Left Coast Crime convention. First held in San Francisco in 1991, Left Coast Crime is an annual mystery convention organized by mystery fiction fans for mystery fiction fans.

The Agatha Awards will be presented at an awards banquet held during the Malice Domestic® convention on April 28, 2012. Established in 1989, Malice Domestic® is an annual mystery fiction fan convention held in metropolitan Washington, D.C. The Agatha Awards salute traditional mysteries—those works best typified by the works of Agatha Christie.

Jessica Tribble, Publisher at Poisoned Pen Press commented, “We are delighted to have these titles from the Poisoned Pen Press catalogue recognized as finalists for the Left Coast Crime and Agatha Awards. It is a true honor for our books to be recognized for these awards and we extend our heartfelt congratulations to Tammy Kaehler, Priscilla Royal, Ann Parker, and all of the other finalists.”  

Founded in 1997, Poisoned Pen Press is one of the country’s leading independent mystery book publishers. Poisoned Pen Press is an independent publisher specializing in the highest quality mystery books. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Poisoned Pen Press is one of the largest publishers of hardcover mysteries in the world.  Visit the new Poisoned Pen Press author blog and Discover Mystery™ at: www.poisonedpenpress.com.

Members of the news media wishing to request additional information are asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone – (615) 297-9875, or by email – maryglenn@maryglenn.com.

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Maryglenn McCombs is an independent book publicist based in Nashville, Tennessee. She has worked in the book publishing industry since 1993.
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