Like me, Brad Parks is a former newspaperman. Like me, he writes crime novels. Unlike me, he hasn’t won the Edgar and Macavity Awards.
Instead, he is the only novelist to have won the Shamus, Nero, and Lefty Awards. In hockey, they call that a hat trick and toast the achievement with tequila shots and fistfights.
He’s also a very nice–and very funny–guy. I caught up with Brad recently at the Left Coast Crime conference in Monterey, where he was the toastmaster at the awards banquet.
You can learn more about Brad and his fine work here.
Providence Rag, the third hardboiled novel in my Mulligan crime series, can be ordered in hardcover, e-book, and audio book editions here.