and the winners are:


Our two FIU nominees for this year's Shamus Awards, Mitch Alderman and Ian Vasquez, both won the awards in their categories. Mitch for best short story, "Family Values" in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and Ian for In the Heat, Best First Novel. 

great guy

My nephew Jason was honored last night in Worcester.  I once held him on my lap for the eight-hundred mile drive from Worcester to Charleston, South Carolina, with my sister.  That was before we knew about car seats.  Spent a night in a motel in Monck's Corner.