THE BAD KID is a finalist for the 2017 Edgar Awards!

Mystery Writers of America has selected THE BAD KID to be a finalist for the 2017 Edgar Awards. The awards honor “the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2016.” It’s the Oscars for mystery writers! Claude and friends are delighted to share the juvenile category with following fantastic mysteries–all of which I have now read, loved, and highly recommend. Looking forward to celebrating with many marvelous authors at the award ceremony in NYC in April!

Summerlost by Ally Condie (Penguin Young Readers Group – Dutton BFYR)
OCDaniel by Wesley King (Simon & Schuster – Paula Wiseman Books)
The Bad Kid by Sarah Lariviere by (Simon & Schuster – Simon & Schuster BFYR)
Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand (Simon & Schuster – Simon & Schuster BFYR) 
 by James Ponti (Simon & Schuster – Aladdin)
Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry by Susan Vaught (Simon & Schuster – Paula Wiseman Books)

“Crime doesn’t pay… enough.”