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Jassy Mackenzie’s My Brother’s Keeper Nominated for “Best Paperback” at ThrillerFest V

Thrillerfest

My Brother's KeeperJassy MackenzieUmuzi is delighted to announce that Jassy Mackenzie’s latest thriller, My Brother’s Keeper, is a finalist in the category for “Best Paperback” at the 2010 International Thriller Writers (ITW) conference, known as ThrillerFest V.

This is Jassy’s second nomination from ITW. In 2008, she was a semi-finalist in the category for “Best First Novel” with Random Violence.

ITW is an organization for thriller writers and hosts the largest community of thriller writers in the world. ThrillerFest V is ITW’s annual celebration of the thriller world. It will take place from 7 – 10 July 2010 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, where the winners will be announced. Special guests will include Ken Follett, David Morrell, Harlan Coben, Gayle Lynds, Lisa Scottoline, Mark Bowden, and Brad Meltzer.

My Brother’s Keeper tells the story of Nick Kenyon – a Joburg paramedic who unintentionally gets caught up with a gang of cold-blooded robbers who are planning their biggest-ever heist. However, what Nick doesn’t know is that his own brother, Paul, is the gang leader and has an old score to settle… The countdown to the heist begins, and the Kenyon brothers are pitted against each other in a deadly battle where there can be only one survivor.

Best of luck to Jassy!

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  • <a href="http://fionasnyckers.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Fiona</a>
    Fiona
    January 28th, 2010 @11:21 #
     
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    Fantastic, Jassy! I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Start booking tickets for New York immediately.

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  • <a href="http://richarddenooy.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Richard de Nooy</a>
    Richard de Nooy
    January 28th, 2010 @11:53 #
     
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    Excellent! Congratulations. I remember when you were still hanging with the hacks at the Radium!

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    January 28th, 2010 @12:31 #
     
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    Go go go, Jassy! Fly the SA krimi to the moon. Am thrilled for you.

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  • <a href="http://louisgreenberg.com" rel="nofollow">Louis Greenberg</a>
    Louis Greenberg
    January 28th, 2010 @12:59 #
     
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    Well done, Jassy. And I have a signed copy.

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  • <a href="http://www.modjajibooks.co.za" rel="nofollow">Colleen</a>
    Colleen
    January 28th, 2010 @13:24 #
     
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    Congratulations Jassy. Now we just have to hold various digits till July.

    Makes me feel better about how you always beat me at Wordtwist :)

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  • <a href="http://www.jassymackenzie.com" rel="nofollow">Jassy</a>
    Jassy
    January 28th, 2010 @14:00 #
     
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    Thanks, everyone! It's terrifically exciting and I am thinking I might have to try and make a plan to go over for Thrillerfest. Will keep you posted.

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  • <a href="http://henriettaroseinnes.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Henrietta</a>
    Henrietta
    January 28th, 2010 @14:28 #
     
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    Congratulations!!

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  • <a href="http://fionazerbst.book.co.za/" rel="nofollow">Fiona Zerbst</a>
    Fiona Zerbst
    January 28th, 2010 @15:51 #
     
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    Nice one, Jassy! You're the (wo)man. :)

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  • <a href="http://www.readerswarehouse.co.za" rel="nofollow">Thomas</a>
    Thomas
    January 28th, 2010 @16:30 #
     
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    Congrats Jassy

    Flying SA flag with a great title. Best of Luck and im sure everyone is going to watch with great interest the award announcement

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  • <a href="http://ingridandersen.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Ingrid Andersen</a>
    Ingrid Andersen
    January 29th, 2010 @08:52 #
     
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    A carnival of marching bands, balloons and drum-majorettes for you, Jassy! Big Woop!

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  • <a href="http://www.moxyland.com" rel="nofollow">Lauren Beukes</a>
    Lauren Beukes
    January 29th, 2010 @09:57 #
     
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    You should definitely go! I made such great contacts (and friends) going to WorldCon and had amazing opportunities come up as a result. Worth what I paid for the trip I'd say 10 times over.

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