Other writers on the shortlist who we beat included Martha Grimes, Henning Mankell and Michael Connelly, so I was in good company!
The word "Polar" means crime novel.
The other French award for which I have been shortlisted, Le Polar Noir, will be announced in Paris on Sunday, February 11th. I am one of three finalists in this award which is voted for my the general public. So get ready to cross those fingers for me once again...!!!
Here's some pictures from the evening:
The setting for the prize giving ceremony - Chateau De Cognac
PJ receives the prize
The Le Prix Polar Prize