Re: RARA-AVIS: Edgar Nominations

From: Sandra Ruttan (
Date: 16 Jan 2009

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    Congratulations Dave. I must say nothing makes me more uncomfortable than comparisons, but they certainly seem to be effective.

    Unless you're a Scottish male author and compared to Rankin, of course. ;)

    Cheers, Sandra

    On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 1:38 PM, davezeltserman <> wrote:
    > Thanks for the encouragement, Nathan. The book was submitted, but the
    > Edgar people will have another shot next year with Pariah, which to be
    > honest is a huge leap from Small Crimes.
    > Something kind of cool is that Barnes and Noble have put the following
    > review on their mystery book page:
    > "The Washington Post recently compared Zeltserman to the legendary
    > James M. Cain, saying, "The plot of Small Crimes is a thing of beauty:
    > spare but ingeniously twisted and imbued with a glossy coating of
    > black humor." Well, we'll one-up that and state here that Small
    > Crimes, the tale of a small-town cop going from corrupt to
    > categorically criminal, is better than Cain's best."
    > I don't necessarily agree with that, but since they've put that online
    > the book has become a crime fiction bestseller there.
    > --Dave
    > --- In, Nathan Cain <IndieCrime@...> wrote:
    >> Okay, why is Small Crimes not nominated in the PBO category? Was it
    >> not submitted? Did it come out too late? Or do the readers have rocks
    >> in their heads?

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