David Thompson was a bookseller and publisher whose passion for crime fiction knew no bounds, nor did his tireless advocating of crime fiction books and authors. You can learn more about David by visiting Sarah Weinman’s blog, where she compiled a deservedly lengthy list of the tributes that poured in from every corner of the crime fiction community in David’s honor upon his untimely death in 2010.
It is truly an honor to win an award that bears David’s name.
Thank you to the Spinetingler crew for nominating me, and to everyone who took the time to vote. Every person who was nominated does such wonderful things to support crime fiction books and authors, and all were more than deserving. For a group that thrives on murder and mayhem – in print, of course – the crime fiction community is actually quite tight-knit and supportive, and I am proud to be a part of it.