Lawson wins 2013 Spotted Owl Award.

The Friends of Mystery organization announced the winner of the 2013 Spotted Owl Award. FoM is a non-profit literary/educational organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon. Its purpose is to promote educational study in all realms related to mystery. Members are interested in fiction, true crime, how mysteries are solved, and many other aspects of knowledge that can be included in the term “mystery”.

This year, Mike Lawson won for HOUSE BLOOD (Grove/Atlantic).

The other top vote getters:
Johnny Shaw for BIG MARIA
Robert Dugoni for THE CONVICTION
Chelsea Cain for KILL YOU TWICE
G.M. Ford for THICKER THAN WATER

The annual award goes to books published within the previous calendar year by authors whoseprimary residence is in the states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho or the Province of British Columbia.