Dundurn Press is delighted to announce that Starr Sign by C.S. O'Cinneide has been nominated for a Mystery Writers of America 2022 Edgar Award in the Best Paperback Original category!
The second book in a series about hard-drinking former hitwoman named Candace Starr, Starr Sign follows our Jessica Jones–esque anti-hero Candace (don't call me Candy) Starr as she investigates her mother's long ago disappearance by infiltrating her own Detroit crime family.
About the Edgars
The full announcement can be found here. The winners will be announced on April 28, 2022 in New York.
About the Book:
Candace Starr has fallen on hard times since she helped her friend, Detective Malone, with a murder case last year. These days, she trades on her dark celebrity as a former contract killer to keep the wolf from the door and her glass of Scotch whisky full. But when her teenage half-sister, Janet, shows up, Candace finds herself responsible for more than her nightly bar bill.
Candace and Janet’s mercurial mother has gone missing while visiting her estranged family of Detroit mobsters, and Candace needs to track her down to take the kid off her hands. But the vicious Scarpello clan is hiding far more than her mother’s whereabouts.
Witty, gritty, and full of cocky hard-edged flair, the second book in the Candace Starr series unearths the well-buried secrets of Candace’s mob family tree, laying bare the roots of her own identity along the way.
C.S. O’Cinneide is the author of the Candace Starr crime series, as well as Petra’s Ghost, a semi-finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards. On her blog, She Kills Lit, she features women writers of thriller and noir. She lives in Guelph, Ontario. Learn more here.