29.4.09

Getting the Girl

Best of luck to Susan Juby, whose novel Getting the Girl: A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance and Cookery is up for an Edgar Award for Best Young Adult book from The Mystery Writers of America.

Good review of the book here.

I first met Susan when I interviewed her for the Vancouver Sun about her breakthrough novel, Alice, I Think, and I have to say that while she is a very lovely, very grown-up woman, she does seem to be able to put herself right inside the head of adolescent boys (as in this book and also the excellent A Different Kind of Cowboy) and girls (as in all three of the Miss Smithers books). And she's funny as hell, too.

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