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Toney wins inaugural Carter Brown Mystery Writing Award

Wilson Toney’s novel Alibi for a Dead Man has won the inaugural Carter Brown Mystery Writing Award for an unpublished manuscript.

Judges praised the novel for its plotting, sharp dialogue and authentic characterisation. ‘It’s a modern story with a wonderfully retro feel—the perfect winner of a prize dedicated to the undisputed master of pulp,’ said the judges in a statement.

US-based Toney, who worked as an engineer/analyst, had retired in 2017 and began writing crime fiction.

‘I thank the Carter Brown team for a chance for a novice to have professionals read their material. When you are writing for an audience of one it is sometimes difficult to determine if your work is any good!’ said Toney.

Established by Brio Books in conjunction with the Carter Brown Foundation and US-based Stark House Press, the inaugural award is for novella-length works of adult crime or mystery writing.

Alibi for a Dead Man will be published internationally in late 2019.

 

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