2010 Spotted Owl Award: Alan Bradley's The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
2010 Spotted Owl Award Winner: Alan Bradley's The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Alan Bradley has been named by the Friends of Mystery as the winner of 2010 Spotted Owl Award for his debut novel, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. The mystery, set in 1950’s Britain, is the first in a series featuring young Flavia de Luce as the protagonist. It won this year's Dilys Award and nominated for an Agatha Award and a Macavity Award. It previously won the CWA (Crime Writers Association-UK) 2007 Debut Dagger Award for an unpublished manuscript.
The Spotted Owl Award winner is chosen by a volunteer committee of Friends of Mystery members from a list of nominee mysteries, the authors of which must reside in the Pacific Northwest. A total of 72 books were considered for this year's award.