"Great Horse Racing Mysteries" Receives Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Mystery/Suspense Book of 2000.
Award Given Annually for Excellence in Independent Publishing.
LEXINGTON, June 6, 2001 - Eclipse Press, the book publishing division of The Blood-Horse, Inc., proudly announces that John McEvoy's "Great Horse Racing Mysteries: True Tales from the Track" has received the Benjamin Franklin Award for outstanding mystery/suspense book of 2000. The award was presented during Publishers Marketing Association's 13th annual awards dinner on May 31, 2001, in Chicago as part of the festivities surrounding BookExpo America, the book publishing industry's major trade show and convention. The Benjamin Franklin Awards recognize excellence in independent publishing.
Founded in 1983, PMA is a trade association of independent and small publishers and provides assistance with marketing programs and industry education and advocacy. The organization has more than 3,400 member publishers.
Published in August of last year, "Great Horse Racing Mysteries: True Tales from the Track" is a collection of actual unsolved mysteries involving the horse racing industry. Among the stories author John McEvoy profiles are the kidnapping of the famed Irish horse Shergar, the death of Australian hero Phar Lap, and the disappearance of jockey Al Snider, who prior to vanishing off the Florida Keys was the regular rider of Citation.
"Great Horse Racing Mysteries" was designed by staff artists John D. Filer and Beth McCoy. The Blood-Horse previously won Benjamin Franklin awards for "Cigar: America's Horse" and an Exclusively Equine catalog.
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