It's been a really good month for Chris Holm. He's a writer who lives in Portland and he has a new book out, his second, a thriller called "Red Right Hand."

As if that weren't enough, Chris Holm's first book, "The Killing Kind," was just named best novel of the year at the World Mystery Convention in New Orleans. That is one of the top awards in crime fiction, and winning it puts him up there with some of the finest writers in the field.