Saturday, April 09, 2011

Critical Mass

The Strand Magazine this morning announced the nominees for its 2010 Critics Awards. Contenders were chosen “by a select group of book critics and journalists” from around the United States.

Best Novel:
The Reversal, by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
Faithful Place, by Tana French (Viking)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, by Stieg Larsson (Knopf)
Moonlight Mile, by Dennis Lehane (Morrow)
I’d Know You Anywhere, by Laura Lippman (Morrow)

Best First Novel:
Blacklands, by Belinda Bauer (Simon & Schuster)
Rock Paper Tiger, by Lisa Brackmann (Soho Press)
The Poacher’s Son, by Paul Doiron (Minotaur)
The Sherlockian, by Graham Moore (Twelve)
Snow Angels, by James Thompson (Putnam)

Winners will be named and awards presented during an invitation-only cocktail party to be held in New York City on July 6.

(Hat tip to Murder, Mystery & Mayhem.)

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