Nominees for the 2013 Hammett Prize

The North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers announced has announced the nominees for the 2013 Hammett Prize.

CATARACT CITY: A NOVEL by Craig Davidson (Doubleday Canada)
GREEN LIGHT FOR MURDER by Heywood Gould (Tyrus Books)
ANGEL BABY: A NOVEL by Richard Lange (Mulholland Books)
CAUGHT by Lisa Moore (House of Anansi Press)
THE DOUBLE by George P. Pelecanos (Little, Brown)

IACW/NA awards The Hammett Prize annually for literary excellence in the field of crime-writing, as reflected in a book published in the English language in the U.S. and/or Canada. The winner receives a “Thin Man” trophy, designed by sculptor Peter Boiger. The Hammett Prize will be handed out at the Bloody Words  Mystery Conference in Toronto, Canada. The event runs from June 6 to 8.