FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Acclaimed Novelist David C. Taylor Wins Nero Award for ‘NIGHT LIFE’ as Best American Mystery
New York, NY—Forge Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, is thrilled to announce that acclaimed mystery writer David Taylor received the Nero Award for NIGHT LIFE in the best American Mystery category this past Saturday, December 3rd, by The Wolfe Pack–the official Nero Wolfe Society–who presented their Literary Awards at the 39th Annual Black Orchid Banquet. Past winners of the award include Fred Harris, Martha Grimes, Dennis Lehane, and Sharyn McCrumb. You can read the full release here.
NIGHT LIFE–which was also nominated for the 2015 Edgar Awards–was Taylor’s debut novel and the first title in an electrifying new historical crime fiction series set in 1950s New York. The pulse-pounding murder plot surrounds complex protagonist and war veteran Detective Michael Cassidy, who finds himself caught between police and mafia ties. Taylor used more than 20 years of experience writing for TV and film to make the vivid, old-time New York setting come alive more than ever before. NIGHT WORK (978-0-7653-7485-1; April 5, 2016), the follow-up to NIGHT LIFE, continues the historical fiction series and tells another gripping Michael Cassidy story, this time in the era of Fidel Castro and involves a Russian KGB agent and American mobsters who have been run out of Havana.
The Wolfe Pack is a forum to discuss, explore and enjoy the 73 Nero Wolfe books and novellas. The organization promotes fellowship and extends friendship to those who enjoy these great literary works of mystery through a series of events, book discussions, and a journal devoted to study of the genius detective, Nero Wolfe, and his intrepid assistant, Archie Goodwin. In 1979, with the help of Professor John J. McAleer, Professor Robin Winks, and many Wolfe Pack members, the first Nero Award was presented to Lawrence Block for The Burglar Who Likes to Quote Kipling. By 1983, the Wolfe Pack had launched a contest to select a winning design for a “Nero Award” bust. The winner was Betsy Hatcher Manning.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
DAVID C. TAYLOR was born and raised in New York City. He spent twenty years in Los Angeles writing for television and the movies, and has written several short stories and magazine articles. He and his wife now divide their time between Boston and the coast of Maine. For more information, visit http://davidctaylorauthor.com/.
ABOUT FORGE BOOKS:
FORGE BOOKS, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, is a New York-based publisher of hardcover and softcover books, founded in 1993 and committed (although not limited) to thrillers, mysteries, historical fiction and general fiction. Forge includes books by bestselling and critically acclaimed authors such as Douglas Preston, Eric Lustbader, W. Bruce Cameron and Ralph Peters. Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, is also the home of award-winning Tor Books, which annually publishes what is arguably the largest and most diverse line of science fiction and fantasy ever produced by a single English-language publisher.
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Praise for NIGHT LIFE:
“A mystery lover’s dream come true.”
—Betsy Burton, “Books & Beats,” KUER 90.1, Salt Lake City NPR
“Taylor, a seasoned writer for TV and film, makes a strong debut with the first in a series of novels featuring a hard-edged but properly vulnerable detective.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A strong debut…The suspense mounts with the body count.”—Publishers Weekly
“Smart, capable, honest and all cop, NYPD Detective Michael Cassidy is a cross between Jack Reacher and Philip Marlow, only tougher.”—Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of Pirate Alley
“A hair-raising, heart-stopping bullet-train of a novel…”—Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Kraken Project
“Night Life is an honest-to-God, up-all-night, one-sitting read.”—David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author of Blood Pact