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Awards: Michael J. McCann nominated for North American Hammett Prize

Sorrow Lake front cover smallerOntario supernatural and crime-fiction author Michael J. McCann is one of five nominees for the 2015 North American Hammet Prize, initiated by the International Association of Crime Writers, for his novel Sorrow Lake: A March and Walker Crime Novel (The Plaid Raccoon Press). The story follows a detective on the case of a murdered man in a small Ontario farming town.

The nominees were selected by a reading committee of association members based on recommendations from industry professionals. The winner – selected by a judging panel comprised of authors Peter Eckersall and Luanne Rice, and BR Books owner Gina Pollock –  will be announced during the NoirCon literary conference, October 26–30, in Philadelphia.