One to Watch: Faces of the Gone

Brad Parks has won a second award for his debut novel, published last year by Minotaur Books.

First reported by Shelf Awareness, and overshadowed by Google's eBooks announcement, Faces of the Gone won the prestigious Nero Award this past Saturday. From Shelf Awareness:

Brad Parks has won the Nero Award for Faces of the Gone (Minotaur), his debut mystery. Named for Nero Wolfe, the protagonist in some 72 Rex Stout novels and novellas, the award recognizes the best American mystery of the year and is given by the Wolfe Pack, a literary society.

In October Parks also won the Shamus Award forFaces of the Gone, making him the first person to win both awards for the same book in the combined 60-year history of the awards. Parks's next book in the series starring investigative reporter Carter Ross, Eyes of the Innocent, will be released in February.
We're always on the look out for award winning debut novels. Signed editions list for $65-$150; unsigned editions currently list for up to $40, although right now, you can find good used copies for less than the cover price.

You can read more about the book at Brad Parks' Web site.

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