Finalists for 2014 Nero Award

The Wolfe Pack has announced the finalists for the 2014 Nero Award. The award is presented annually for the best American Mystery and is presented at the Black Orchid Banquet, which is traditionally held on the first Saturday in December in New York City. Criteria include: written in the tradition of Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe stories, first published in the year preceding the award year and originally published in the United States

The 2014 finalists:
ASK NOT, Max Allan Collins, Tor & Forge Books
THREE CAN KEEP A SECRET, Archer Mayor, St. Martins Press
MURDER AS A FINE ART, David Morrell, Little, Brown & Company
A STUDY IN REVENGE, Kieran Shields, Crown Publishing Group
A QUESTION OF HONOR, Charles Todd, William Morrow/Harper Collins

This year, the Black Orchid Banquet will be held on December 6th.