Congratulations to Al Guthrie for winning the Theakston's Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award for TWO-WAY SPLIT. I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't read this book yet, but I will be very soon. My friends just write too many books for me to keep up with them! (And yes, I know how hypocritical it is for me to complain, even humorously, about people writing too many books . . . ) Anyway, many of you know Al as a fine writer and all-around great guy, but I'm one of the lucky people who has had him edit one of my books, and I'm here to tell you he's also one of the best editors in the business. Any award the guy wins is well-deserved as far as I'm concerned.