REDEMPTION BLUES RUNNER-UP IN INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD
A contemporary tale of love, tragedy and hope – Redemption Blues by T.D.Griggs – has taken second prize in the International Rubery Book Awards.
Judges described the book as ‘a beautifully written and lyrical novel’ and added: ‘the characters are all richly portrayed, often sharp and difficult, but changing naturally as the book develops, groping their way towards comfort and reconciliation.’
Though it involves a crime, and is often presented as a crime novel, the book is much more than a cop thriller.
‘It has to do with the consequences of crime,’ Griggs says, ‘and how people react to tragedy and form alliances to overcome it. It is ultimately a hopeful book.’
Redemption Blues has had a colourful history. The original version of the novel sold a million copies, mainly in foreign translation and especially in Germany, where it was a publishing sensation. Late last year Griggs re-edited and re-issued it in English. For many English-speaking readers it was their first chance to see the novel.
It is now available on special offer at: http://tinyurl.com/l4fpt5d
*** NEWSFLASH: T.D.Griggs’ classy new crime drama THE END OF WINTER has just been released and is now available in e-book format at http://tinyurl.com/mu3q4kv. A print version will follow shortly. ***
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