Thursday, December 15, 2011


Hi folks,
I had to go back and edit the original post I just placed on here. I had originally talked about being honored by noir god Paul D. Brazill when he picked one of my short stories as on of the best of the year... and, then I stumbled upon another huge honor I wasn't even aware of--Luca Veste had named my new novel, THE BITCH as one his picks for top novels of the year! I don't know how I missed that! Anyway, the write-up is over at Luca's blog at

I am just in seventh heaven! Thank you so, so much, Luca and Paul!

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Hi folks,

I had to sit down when I read this blog and catch my breath. Seriously. In it, Paul D. Brazill names my short story, "Pit Stop" which appeared in Noir Nation, as one of his picks for The Top Five Short Stories of 2011."

From PAUL D. BRAZILL! Those of you who know me know I consider Paul one of the true gods of noir. To have him honor me in this way means more to me than winning just about any award out there. I am totally speechless and beside myself.

Thank you, Mr. Brazill!

Blue skies,


Sally Clements said...

Wow, that's a fab end to 2011, Les! Wishing you many more honors in 2012. x

Les Edgerton said...

Thank you so much, Sally. As of now, I've got more honors than I'll ever deserve! This feels so darned good!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Les! I hope the honors continue to pile up for you. The are well-deserved.

Les Edgerton said...

Thanks, Dawn! I appreciate it!

Luca Veste said...

Very well deserved. Find myself excited for anything you've written. Best feeling to have as a reader.

Also very inspiring!

Les Edgerton said...

My gosh! Thank you very, very much, Luca! You just made my day-AGAIN!

Judd Exley said...

Congrats mate, it is my humble opinion that you have more than earned it.

Les Edgerton said...

Thanks, Judd! That means a lot coming from you, sir.