Cosby Wins the Barry, the Macavity, & the Anthony!

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HUGE congratulations are in order for S.A. Cosby and BLACKTOP WASTELAND for winning the Barry Award, the Macavity Award, and the Anthony Award for Best Novel!


A Library Journal Best Book of 2020; a Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2020; a Booklist 2020 Editors’ Choice; a TLA Lariat List pick!

“Cosby never misses a note in this high-energy debut, from Bug’s under-the-hood wizardry to the actual driving to the sensitive character building, which gives depth to the entire cast, including even Bug’s hapless yet treacherous associates. A superb crime-fiction debut, uncompromisingly noir but deeply human, too, much like Lou Berney’s NOVEMBER ROAD (2018).”–Booklist, starred review

“Bug’s got a conscience not typical of the thriller genre, but other than that, this debut novel recalls almost perfectly the classic heist thriller in the vein of Richard Stark’s ‘Parker’ novels. It’ll go like hot cakes.”–Library Journal, starred review

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