The Hammett Prize is awarded each year by The International Association of Crime Writers, North America. It is given for literary Excellence in Crime Writing
MURDER IN OLD BOMBAY by Nev March (Minotaur)
Based on a true story, in 1892 a soldier recovering from wounds
investigates a murder.
THE MOUNTAINS WILD by Sarah Stewart Taylor (Minotaur)
A New York detective revisits the disappearance of her cousin in Ireland
two decades ago.
THREE HOURS IN PARIS by Cara Black (Soho)
In World War II, a young female sniper is sent to Paris to assassinate the Fűhrer.
WHEN THESE MOUNTAINS BURN by David Joy (Putnam)
A father in Appalachia confronts the opioid epidemic in
an attempt to rescue his son.
WINTER COUNTS by David Heska Wanbli Weiden (Ecco)
Vigilante Virgil Wounded Horse investigates the spread of heroin
on the reservation.
I’ve read three of the five nominees and if I had a vote (I don’t), I would vote for WINTER COUNTS by David Heska Wangli Weiden. Just sayin’.