Mystery Fiction Review Site Nominated For Major Award

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Murder mystery book review Website selected for honor at Alaska convention.

The internet crime fiction review web site, has been nominated for an Anthony Award, to be presented at the upcoming gathering of hundreds of mystery writers, editors and fans, Bouchercon. The event will take place this year September 27 - 30 in Anchorage, Alaska.

The six-year-old site is a total cyber entity. Its editor, Sharon Wheeler, works from Cheltenham, England, where she is also teaches journalism at the University of Gloucestershire. The site's founder and publisher, Barbara Franchi, lives in Los Angeles, which is also the home base for her travels as a contributor to the PBS series, Antiques Roadshow. The site's reviews are written by a team of authors, librarians and mystery aficionados scattered across the U.S. and around the globe.

The Anthony Awards, named after famed mystery writer, editor and founder of the Mystery Writers of America, Anthony Boucher, are among the most prestigious in a genre that was once a quiet backwater of the literary world, but now regularly produces books that dominate the best seller lists.    

Nominated in the Special Services category, reviewing the presents twenty new reviews each week and features a commentary on current trends in the world of mystery fiction plus author interviews by Ms. Wheeler. It also maintains a complete archive of its earlier critiques.

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