The Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month

To be told that your book is 'an outstanding debut... that deserves to win prizes' is invigorating; to have The Sunday Times declare it to (let's hope, here) millions is a shot of adrenaline; to have The Sunday Times also name your novel 'Crime Book of the Month' is leap-tall-buildings-with-a-single-bound stuff.  I reviewed books, mostly non-fiction, for years.  I never knew how much pleasure a good review of your own work could bring.  Thank you, Sunday Times.