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William Boyle



William Boyle is from Brooklyn, New York. His books include: GRAVESEND, which was nominated for the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière in France and shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger in the UK; THE LONELY WITNESS, which was nominated for the Hammett Prize and is nominated for the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière; and, most recently, A FRIEND IS A GIFT YOU GIVE YOURSELF. CITY OF MARGINS is forthcoming in March 2020. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi.
 


Genres: Mystery
 
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Best American Mystery and Suspense 2023 (2023)
(Best American Mystery and Suspense)
edited by
Steph Cha and Lisa Unger
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Black is the Night (2022)
Stories Inspired by Cornell Woolrich
edited by
Maxim Jakubowski
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Lawyers, Guns, and Money (2022)
Crime Fiction Inspired by the Music of Warren Zevon
edited by
Libby Cudmore and Art Taylor

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Award nominations
2020 CrimeFest: Last Laugh Award (nominee) : A Friend is a Gift You Give Yourself
2018 John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger (shortlist) : Gravesend


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The Donut Legion (2023)
Joe R Lansdale
"Joe R. Lansdale's THE DONUT LEGION centers around a writer searching for his missing ex-wife with the help of his private dick brother and a wannabe journalist, diving headlong into the bowels of a flying-saucer cult and their sketchy donut shop front. It's a full-tilt blast, shot through with Lansdale's searching humanism and deft touch. His East Texas brims with weirdness. Vibrant and rowdy and just so much damn fun. I've lost faith in a lot of people and things and institutions over the years, but I've never lost faith in Lansdale's books, and this is one of his best yet."
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Come Away From Her (2023)
Samuel W Gailey
"In Come Away From Her, Samuel W. Gailey sustains the tension at such a pitch that it's hard to look away for even a second. Gailey's prose is muscular and melodic; his characters are full of humanity. This book hits like a thunderbolt."
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Find Him (2022)
Jake Hinkson
"Lean, evocative, and battle-hardened. Top-notch noir with knockout execution and style."

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