Saturday, December 10, 2011

Falling Glass Wins!

A big thank you to everyone who voted for Falling Glass as it's been awarded the Crime Always Pays, Irish crime novel of the year. As Declan Burke explains on his blog it was a bumper year for Irish crime fiction and certainly any of the terrific books in the category could have won. I think as a novel Falling Glass slipped between the cracks a little bit. It got good reviews in The Guardian, The Irish Times, The Irish Independent etc. etc. but it didn't really set the world on fire. To do that I suppose you need the right zeitgeist and a little bit of luck. Still it's been the little engine that could and I'm very happy to take the CAP Irish crime novel of the year award. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago the audiobook version has already been picked as Audible's Best Mystery or Thriller for 2011. 
Falling Glass is out in mass market paperback in the UK and Ireland in a fortnight and it'll be out in mass market in Australia and NZ soon after that. The cool looking German version will be out in April 2012. There is no US version, alas, because (to quote a well known US publishing house) its not commercial enough. Thank you very much to everyone who voted for me or reviewed Falling Glass online, I really appreciate it.