ICE COLD a finalist for the Nero Wolfe Award!

I’m thrilled to share the news. (With thanks to Janet Rudolph’s blog.)

The Nero Award is presented by the Wolfe Pack each year to an author for the best mystery written in the tradition of Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe stories. It is presented at the Black Orchid Banquet, traditionally held on the first Saturday in December in New York City. The Nero Award celebrates literary excellence in the mystery genre.

Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen — Ballantine Books
The Book of Spies by Gayle Lynds — St. Martin’s Press
Bury Your Dead byLouise Penny — Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Publishing Group
The Midnight Show Murders by Al Roker — Delacorte
Think of a Number by John Verdon — Crown

The Wolfe Pack, the literary society that celebrates all things Nero Wolfe, also presents the Black Orchid Novella Award (BONA) in partnership with Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine to celebrate the Novella format popularized by Rex Stout. The BONA is also announced at the Black Orchid Banquet in December.

5 replies
  1. techiebabe
    techiebabe says:

    Wow! Congratulations, that’s fantastic news. I hope you win – I loved Ice Cold (aka The Killing Place), it was one of my favourites as I thought it was “meatier” than some of your others. Great stuff, fingers crossed for you.

  2. PackingPadre
    PackingPadre says:


    Before there were Rizzoli and Isles there were Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin.

    I hope you win my friend. Your books give me as much enjoyment now as Rex Stout’s did in my salad days.v

    Daniel+, a life-long lover of good mystery novels and short stories, and their writers.

  3. J.ReedMorgan
    J.ReedMorgan says:

    I never,ever reply on blogs,but I just picked up Ice Cold and Wow. I started reading it before work, and I had to get someone to cover my shift. I’ve never read something so heart pounding. It’s 9:02 est, I l got the book from B&N at 5 and I’m done.
    I’m buying up the rest of the Risolli & Isles series.
    Great writing!!!!

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