Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Winner of the 2012 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction Announced

Mystery, Suspense and Thriller Book Awards

The winner of the 2012 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction has been announced on The University of Alabama School of Law website. And the winner is …

The Fifth Witness, the fourth "Mickey Haller" mystery by Michael Connelly.

The Prize, authorized by Ms. Lee, a former law student at the university, is given annually to a book-length work of fiction, published in the preceding year, that best exemplifies the role of lawyers in society.

Michael Connelly will be honored at a ceremony and panel discussion hosted by the Selection Committee on September 20, 2012. The event will take place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the National Book Festival, sponsored by the Library of Congress.

(Hat tip to The Rap Sheet for alerting us to this news.)

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