Five Star Title Nominated for Edgar Allan Poe Award

Farmington Hills, Mich., Mar. 3, 2009 –  Five Star, an imprint of Gale (part of Cengage Learning), is proud to announce the nomination of one of its titles for a Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award.

Nominated in the “Best First Novel by an American Author” category, The Kind One, written by Tom Epperson, is the gripping tale of Danny Landon, a man with amnesia, working for the mob and searching for answers.  

A native of Arkansas, Tom Epperson moved to Los Angeles where he co-wrote a number of screenplays including One False Move, A Family Thing, The Gift, and A Gun, a Car, a BlondeThe Kind One represents a strong beginning in the mystery writing genre.

“It is a great honor to be nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award,” said Epperson, “especially when I think about all the wonderful writers who have been nominated in the past.”  Notables to receive the “Best First Novel by an American Author” recognition include the renowned James Patterson, who received the award in 1977, and best-selling author David Liss, who received the award in 2000.

The Edgar Allan Poe Awards honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television and film publishing or producing.  The 2008 awards will be presented to the winners at the Mystery Writers of America 63rd Gala Banquet, April 30, 2009, in New York City.

For more information, please contact Linda Busse at [email protected].

About Five Star
Publisher of standard print original fiction, Five Star, an imprint of Gale, has hundreds of books in print in the western, romance, mystery, science fiction and fantasy genres.  

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