Deals and Awards

On the awards front, St. Martin’s Press and the Mystery Writers of America announce the inaugural winner of their First Crime Novel Competition: Stefanie Pintoff, a Westchester-based attorney.  According to the press release, Pintoff’s novel, tentatively titled IN THE SHADOW OF GOTHAM,

is set in turn-of-the-century New York City and will be published in

  1. The novel tells the story of a detective who teams up with one of

the criminal profiler[s] of the time; it makes full use of Pintoff’s

knowledge of theories of crime over one hundred years ago.”

Meanwhile, Publishers Marketplace reports that Craig McDonald – nominated for an Edgar for his debut novel HEAD GAMES – will switch publishers for his next two books. Agent Svetlana Pirinko secured North American rights for PRINT THE LEGEND and GNASHVILLE MON AMOUR from John Schoenfelder at Thomas Dunne/SMP.