As the winner of the Discover Mystery ™ prize, Sharp was awarded a $1000 cash prize, and a publishing contract with Poisoned Pen Press. Poisoned Pen Press will release No Regrets, No Remorse in November 2012.
According to Discover Mystery celebrity guest judge, Edgar® Award-winning novelist Dana Stabenow, “A Harley-riding hit woman who kills for virtue as well as profit and a Miami lawyer turned sculptor combine forces to butt heads with crooked lawyers, organized crime, and local authorities to track down a murderer. Ronald Sharp had me from the first chapter, a step-by-step account of how to blow up a house, with the bad guy safely inside, of course."
Finalists for the Discover Mystery ™ Award included:
"Slone's Last Dance" by Bill Butler
"In the Market for Murder" by Dawn Marie Fichera
"Who Killed Julian Emery" by Susan Lumenello
"Mortgaged to Death" by Bruce Rolfe
Jessica Tribble, Publisher at Poisoned Pen Press, stated, “We were delighted by the volume and quality of entrants for the Discover Mystery Award. We would like to offer our thanks to all of the wonderful writers who helped us discover some great new mysteries and extend our congratulations to Mr. Sharp. We look forward to the release of No Regrets, No Remorse this Fall.”
Poisoned Pen Press is an independent publisher specializing in the highest quality mystery books. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Poisoned Pen Press is one of the largest publishers of hardcover mysteries in the world. Visit the new Poisoned Pen Press author blog and Discover Mystery™ at: www.poisonedpenpress.com