Okay, so A Murder To Die For and I didn't win at the Dead Good Readers Awards in Harrogate last night. But it was always going to be a toughie (a) because I was up against some big hitters and (b) because getting people to vote for you is like getting them to leave reviews - blood from a stone. So, if you voted for me, thanks!
Oh, and please leave reviews on Amazon, Goodreads etc.
There's a little part of me that wants to know how many votes I got compared to the others. But I'm glad I don't know. After all, it would be frustrating to discover that I was within a few votes of winning ... and soul-destroying to find that I wasn't anywhere near the others! So I'll take the fact that I was shortlisted and celebrate that instead - it's going in all of my blurbs from now on to be sure.
And, of course, it's all useful publicity for the book and for its sequel, The Diabolical Club, which you can help make happen by pre-ordering it here.