Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Nominations! Nominations and more nominations!

Left Coast Crime Nominations

The nominations for the awards due to be given out at the 2011 Left Coast Crime Convention have been announced. This year the 22nd annual Left Coast Crime Convention will take place in Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 24-27, 2011

The Lefty is awarded to the best humorous mystery novel. The nominees are:

Stork Raving Mad by Donna Andrews (Minotaur Books)
Swift Justice by Laura DiSilverio (Minotaur Books/Thomas Dunne Books) Old Dogs by Donna Moore (Busted Flush Press)
Revenge for Old Times' Sake by Kris Neri (Cherokee McGhee)
The Pot Thief Who Studied Einstein by J. Michael Orenduff (Oak Tree Press)
The Lefty has been awarded since 1996.

The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award, is given for mystery novels covering events before 1950. It was first awarded in 2004. The nominees are:

A Night of Long Knives by Rebecca Cantrell (Forge Books)
Murder for Greenhorns by Robert Kresge (ABQ Press)
City of Dragons by Kelli Stanley (Minotaur Books)
The Demon’s Parchment by Jeri Westerson (Minotaur Books)
The Mapping of Love and Death by Jacqueline Winspear (HarperCollins)

The Hillerman Sky Award is a special award given this year, in honour of the convention’s New Mexico location and is given to the mystery that best captures the landscape of the Southwest. The nominations are:

Wild Penance by Sandi Ault (Berkley Hardcover)
The Bone Fire by Christine Barber (Minotaur Books)
The Spider's Web by Margaret Coel (Berkley Hardcover)
Snare by Deborah J Ledford (Second Wind Publishing)

The Watson is another special award given this year to the mystery novel with the best sidekick. The nominees are:

Wild Penance by Sandi Ault (Berkley Hardcover)
Dead Lift by Rachel Brady(Poisoned Pen Press)
Rolling Thunder by Chris Grabenstein (Pegasus)
Junkyard Dogs by Craig Johnson (Viking)
To Fetch a Thief by Spencer Quinn (Atria)

Dilys Award Nominations:

The nominees for the Dilys Award, which is given by the Independent Mystery Booksellers to the book booksellers most enjoyed selling are:
Love Songs from a Shallow Grave by Colin Cotterill
The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton
Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane
Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
Once a Spy by Keith Thomson
Savages by Don Winslow.
The winner will be announced in March at Left Coast Crime in Santa Fe.

Hammett Prize Nominees:-

The North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers have announced the nominees for their annual Hammett Prize for a work of literary excellence in the field of crime writing by a US or Canadian author.

The nominees are:-

Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster by Jonathan Eig (Simon & Schuster)
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel by Tom Franklin (William Morrow)
Iron River by T. Jefferson Parker (Dutton)
The Nearest Exit by Olen Steinhauer, (St. Martin's/Minotaur

The winner of the Hammett Prize will be announced on September 20 during the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA) Fall Conference.
Congratulations to all the nominees!

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