Winner of 2012 Hammett Prize announced

The North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers announced has announced the winner of the 2012 Hammett Prize

Winner: Howard Owen, OREGON HILL (Permanent)

Other nominees:
William Landay, DEFENDING JACOB: A NOVEL (Delacorte)
Jim Lynch, TRUTH LIKE THE SUN: A NOVEL (Knopf)
Kurt Palka, PATIENT NUMBER 7 (McCelland & Stewart)
G. Willow Wilson, ALIF THE UNSEEN (Emblem/Canada; Grove/US)

The Award is a bronze “Thin Man” trophy, designed by sculptor Peter Boiger.