Friday, April 15, 2016

2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize Finalists

Thanks to Lesa Holstine for alerting me to the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize Short List. You'll want to check out all the categories, but I'm only listing the Mystery and Thriller Categories. Congratulations to all!

Southern indie booksellers have chosen the finalists for the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize. Formerly known as the SIBA Book Award, the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize features an expanded list of categories – adding Mystery, Thriller, Literary, and History & Life Stories to the traditional categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Cooking, Children’s and Young Adult.

The Beach Music Mystery Prize
Miss Julia Lays Down the Law by Ann B. Ross (Viking)
A Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd (William Morrow & Company)
Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
Don't Go Home by Carolyn Hart (Berkley Books)
Lowcountry Boneyard by Susan M. Boyer (Henery Press)

The Lords of Discipline Thriller Prize
Where All the Light Tends to Go by David Joy (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
The Bone Tree
 by Greg Iles (William Morrow & Company)
 by Tim Johnston (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)
Rogue Lawyer
 by John Grisham (Doubleday Books)
The Scribe
 by Matthew Guinn (W.W. Norton & Company)

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