Tyndale Fiction Author Patricia Raybon Earns Christianity Today’s Fiction 2024 Book Award

Tyndale Fiction Author Patricia Raybon Earns Christianity Today’s Fiction 2024 Book Award

CAROL STREAM, Ill.—December 8, 2023—Tyndale Fiction author, Patricia Raybon, was honored with Christianity Today’s 2024 Fiction Book Award for her second novel in the Annalee Spain Mysteries series, Double the Lies (Tyndale Fiction, 2023). Double the Lies follows Patricia’s Christy Award–winning debut, All That Is Secret. Christianity Today’s 2024 Fiction Book Award was presented on December 4, 2023.

Christianity Today describes selections for this prestigious award as: “the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.”

Commenting on Double the Lies, Alton Gansky (novelist and writing mentor) wrote, “Raybon weaves a well-paced, gripping story tailor-made for mystery lovers.”

Stephanie Broene, acquisitions director of Tyndale Fiction, added, “We are so thrilled for Patricia and grateful to Christianity Today for this recognition. Writing at what she calls the ‘daring intersection of faith and race,’ Patricia brings an important voice and valuable perspective to her entertaining mysteries. Tyndale is proud to be her publishing partner.”

Set in the 1920s, Double the Lies is a thrilling race against the clock as amateur detective Annalee must contend with the Klan-run police and solve a murder before she is framed for it. Fans of historical fiction and mysteries will find a story filled with secrets, discrimination, lies, and love.

Patricia Raybon is an award-winning author and essayist whose books include All That Is Secret, Stephen Curry’s March 2022 Literati Book Club pick; My First White Friend, a Christopher Award–winning memoir about racial forgiveness; and I Told the Mountain to Move, a prayer memoir that was a Christianity Today Book of the Year finalist. Patricia’s essays on faith, race, and grace have been published in national outlets, including the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Newsweek, USA Today, USA Weekend, Country Living, Christianity Today, and others; posted on popular blogs; and aired on National Public Radio. She lives with her husband, Dan, in her beloved home state of Colorado.

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