It sounds like the title of one of Aesop's Fables, but - while it certainly is fabulous - it's really something much more significant. Two more sets of prestigious mystery writing awards have been given out this weekend in Cleveland. At Bouchercon, the Anthony Awards were awarded Saturday afternoon. Your humble correspondent being too lazy (or too hungry or with a need to help open the bar), the redoubtable Ali Karim has scooped me and has reported the outcome, and the full slate of nominees, at The Rap Sheet blog.
This follows the announcement last night of the winners of the Shamus Awards, handed out by the Private Eye Writers of America at a separate event not officially part of Bouchercon, although linked to it. Once again, Ali Karim (who attends more parties than I get invited to) reports at The Rap Sheet.
As you can see by looking at the slate of nominees, both sets of awards required choosing from a remarkably talented group of writers. Congratulations to the winners - and to all the nominees.