North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers and is given to a “work of literary excellence in the field of crime writing by a U.S. or Canadian author.”
Other books nominated for the 2013 HAMMETT PRIZE were Cataract City: A Novel, by Craig Davidson (Doubleday Canada); Green Light for Murder, by Heywood Gould (Tyrus Books); Caught, by Lisa Moore (House of Anansi Press); and The Double, by George P. Pelecanos (Little, Brown).
Richard Lange received a bronze trophy, designed by West Coast sculptor
Peter Boiger. The award ceremony took place in Toronto, during the
Bloody Words conference.