Before the Poison has won the 2013 Dilys Award for Best Novel, awarded by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. The award was announced by Tom Schantz at the Left Coast Crime Convention, in Colorado Springs, on 23 March.
This is a very great honour indeed. I have never won a Dilys Award before, so it’s also a big thrill. I’m especially glad at having won for Before the Poison, which was something of a departure for me. My thanks to the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association for the award and for all your support over the years.