The audio edition of Providence Rag, the third book in my series of hardboiled crime novels, has been named a finalist for the Audie Award. Given by the Audio Publishers Association, it is the Oscar of the audio book industry.
I’m incredibly lucky that Jeff Woodman has narrated each of my novels so far. He will do the deed again for the audio edition of my fourth, A Scourge of Vipers, which will be published on April 7.
How good is Jeff? His narration of my first novel, Rogue Island, was an Audi finalist, and this year he narrated two of the six finalists in the mystery category. My crime novels featuring Liam Mulligan, an investigative reporter at a dying newspaper, are set in Providence, Rhode Island; and Jeff has got the regional accent down pat. The series has won the Edgar Award and the Macavity Award and been listed as a finalist for the Shamus, Barry, and Anthony awards.
Audible Studios publishes my audio books and does a fine job; you can listen to a sample of Jeff’s Providence Rag narration and/or purchase the unabridged downloadable edition of the book on their website here.
And you can purchase print, digital and audio editions of all of my books here.
The full list of this year’s Audie nominees in the mystery category are:
The Dead Will Tell by Linda Castillo; narrated by Kathleen McInerney; Macmillan Audio
Hounded by David Rosenfelt; narrated by Grover Gardner; Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
Malice by Keigo Higashino; narrated by Jeff Woodman; Macmillan Audio
Missing You by Harlan Coben; narrated by January LaVoy; Brilliance Publishing
Providence Rag by Bruce DeSilva; narrated by Jeff Woodman; Audible, Inc.
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith; narrated by Robert Glenister; Hachette Audio
The winner will be announced at the Audies Gala at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City on May 28.