The 2020 Hammett Prize is bestowed by The International Association of Crime Writers (North American Branch). The award was announced (but will be presented later this year) for a 2019 work of literary excellence in the field of crime writing by an American or Canadian author. The prize is the famous ‘Thin Man’ bronze trophy, and bragging rights. 🙂
Please click on the nominated titles to find out more about the books. The winner is indicated in red.
THE MURALS, by William Bayer
BLUFF, by Jane Stanton Hitchcock
NORCO ’80: THE TRUE STORY OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR BANK ROBBERY IN AMERICAN HISTORY, by Peter Houlahan (non-fiction)
THE ADVENTURE OF THE PECULIAR PROTOCOLS, by Nicholas Meyer
BLOOD RELATIONS, by Jonathan Moore
Congratulations to all the nominees and the winner!