Saturday, February 20, 2010

Getting the Nod

Michigan-based The Strand Magazine has announced its nominees for the 2009 Strand Magazine Critics Awards in two categories:

Best Novel
Nine Dragons, by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death, by Charlie Huston (Ballantine Books)
Life Sentences, by Laura Lippman (Morrow)
The Renegades, by T. Jefferson Parker (Dutton)
The Little Stranger, by Sarah Waters (Riverhead Books)

Best First Novel
Beat the Reaper, by Josh Bazell (Little, Brown)
The Manual of Detection, by Jedediah Berry (Penguin Press)
A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick (Algonquin Books)
Starvation Lake, by Bryan Gruley (Touchstone)
Black Water Rising, by Attica Locke (Harper)

These commendations will be presented at an invitation-only cocktail party, to be held on July 7 in New York City.

In addition, The Strand “bestowed its Lifetime Achievement Award to Elmore Leonard for his huge body of mystery and crime novels, which have been translated into dozens of languages and are regulars on the New York Times bestseller lists.”

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