Congratulations to Alan Carter, an Australian debut author who was also shortlisted for the Debut Dagger Award in 2010. (I spent many happy hours with Alan in the lobby of the Crowne Hotel in Harrogate.) It was exciting enough to learn he was being published by Fremantle Press, but his book, Prime Cut, recently won the the Ned Kelly award as the best first novel award for Australian crime fiction. Woot!! Congrats, Alan!
Check out Penguin Canada’s book trailer for The Beggar’s Opera here! It’s pretty cool!