This is the official announcement of the 2019 Mystery and Mayhem Book Awards for Cozy and Not-So-Cozy Mysteries, a division of the CIBAs, First Place Category Winners and the M & M Grand Prize Winner. Congratulations to all! The 2019 M&M Book Awards were presented by Wendy Delaney, M&M Grand Prize Winner.
Sherwood-Fabre creates a cliffhanging thriller not only with literary skill and authenticity regarding life, crime, and medicine in Russia (Sherwood-Fabre lived there as an adult), but also with great emotion and story telling ability. Deception, underworld crime, the FSB (formerly the KGB), a mother's love, and a ticking clock to save the world from a deadly virus makes for a great page-turner.