Mercury's Rise, the fourth in my Silver Rush mystery series, received the Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award at Left Coast Crime in Sacramento, California, March 31, 2012. The award is for "the best historical (events prior to 1950) mystery published during the previous year."
Other winners in past years include Jacqueline Winspear, Rebecca Cantrell, Kelli Stanley, Tony Broadbent, Sharan Newman, and Rhys Bowen. Wonderful writers, all, and I'm honored to be among the recipients of the award.
So who, you might ask, is Bruce Alexander? You can read about him here in an interview with January Magazine, republished in an "In Memoriam" article.