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Crime Fiction
They called her The Bride. Young, homeless, and wearing a tattered wedding dress and veil matted with grime, she floated through the streets of Hell’s Kitchen like a spectre. Until she wound up dead.
The Private Eye Writers of America has selected Sinners' Ball as Best Paperback Original Novel of 2010 and awarded it the coveted Shamus Award.
"Old Flame is a gem of crime fiction." Booklist Starred Review
“Berkowitz nails New York, and in particular modern-day Hell’s Kitchen ... an impressive debut."
–Jason Starr

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The Private Eye Writers of America has nominated SINNERS' BALL by Ira Berkowitz for the prestigious 2010 Shamus Award. The Award will be presented October 15th at Bouchercon in San Francisco.

Touring Book Panel
Ira will be on a touring book panel with other great mystery writers:

May 15, 2010

4:00pm
BookHampton bookstore in Sag Harbor "Reading the Murder Scene"
20 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963-3006
631.725.8425

9:00pm
BookHampton bookstore in East Hampton "Noir at Dark"
41 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937-2701
631.324.4939

Reading and Signing Event
Ira will be doing a reading and signing event:

March 13, 2010
1:00pm- 3:00pm
Rye Free Reading Room, Rye Library
1061 Boston Post Rd.,
Rye, NY 10580
914.967.0480

I will be a member of a panel for the New York Public Library discussing "Hard-Boiled Mysteries: Killing With An Edge."

Where: New York Public Library Mid-Manhattan Branch
455 Fifth Ave
New York, NY
6th Floor
When: March 23, 20010
Time: 6:30PM

Click the file below to see the official flyer.


Click the link below to read the review of "Sinners' Ball" from the popular book blogging site BookGasm.


Throggs Neck Ladies Literary Guild
January 13th, 2010
Throggs Neck Ladies Literary Guild
Ira met and discussed his third book, "Sinners' Ball," with the Throggs Neck Ladies Guild.

Click the Link below to listen to my interview with Nevada Public Radio about my new book, "Sinners' Ball."


Crossword Puzzle Contest

Now through March 1, 2010 I am having a Crossword Puzzle Contest!!!! One First Prize winner will receive a named character in my next book, Five Second Prize winners will receive an autographed copy of Sinners' Ball and Ten Third Prize winners will receive a Sinners' Ball T-shirt. To see the puzzle and learn the contest rules click on the link below!!!!

P.S. Checkout my wikipedia page to help with some of the clues.

SPEAKING & SIGNING
Ira will be doing a reading and signing event:

January 20, 2010
6:30pm - 8pm
The Mysterious Book Shop
58 Warren St
New York, NY 10007-1099
(212) 587-1011

New promotion going on check it out!

From left to right: Frankie Bailey, Ira Berkowitz, Wendy Corsi Staub, Lee Child, Rosemary Harris
MEET AND GREET WITH OTHER WRITERS

October 18th, 2009
Rye Arts Center
Ira and fellow writers were able to get together for the Celebration of Edgar Alan Poe's 200th Birthday.

SPEAKING & BOOK SIGNING

August 15, 2009
2PM at
The Book Store
11 Housatonic Street
Lenox, Mass. 01240
413.637.3390