Friday, April 01, 2011

Let the Polling Commence!

Spinetingler Magazine rolled out the majority of its 2011 Spinetingler Award nominees yesterday--they’re also featured below. Now you have the chance to vote for your favorite contenders. Simply click here.

Best Novel--New Voice:
A Thousand Cuts, by Simon Lelic (Viking)
Citrus County, by John Brandon (McSweeneys)
The Cold Kiss, by John Rector (Forge)
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, by Tom Franklin (Morrow)
The Four Stages of Cruelty, by Keith Hollihan (Thomas Dunne)
Katja from the Punk Band, by Simon Logan (ChiZine Publications)
Late Rain, by Lynn Kostoff (Tyrus Books)
Pike, by Benjamin Whitmer (PM Press)
The Singer’s Gun, by Emily St. John Mandel (Unbridled Books)
Wake Up Dead, by Roger Smith (Henry Holt)

Best Novel--Rising Star:
Dodging Bullets, by Joe McKinney (Gutter Books)
Do They Know I’m Running?, by David Corbett (Mortalis)
Give + Take, by Stona Fitch (Thomas Dunne)
Internecine, by David J. Schow (Thomas Dunne)
Johnny Porno, by Charlie Stella (Stark House Press)
Killer, by Dave Zeltserman (Serpent’s Tail)

Best Novel--Legend:
Cemetery Road, by Gar Anthony Haywood (Severn House)
Expiration Date, by Duane Swierczynski (Minotaur)
I’d Know You Anywhere, by Laura Lippman (Morrow)
Moonlight Mile, by Dennis Lehane (Little, Brown)
Savages, by Don Winslow (Simon & Schuster)
Sleepless, by Charlie Huston (Ballantine)

Best Short-Story Collection:
8 Pounds, by Chris Holm (Poisonville Press)
21 Tales, by Dave Zeltserman (New Pulp Press)
Amos Walker: The Complete Story Collection, by Loren D. Estleman (Tyrus Books)
Bad Juju, by Jonathan Woods (New Pulp Press)
Noir 13, by Ed Gorman (Perfect Crime)
Scar Tissue: Seven Tales of Love and Wounds, by Marcus Sakey (Smashwords)
Shot to Death, by Stephen D. Rogers (Mainly Murder Press)
The Junkie Tales, by J.A. Kazimer (Obscure Publishing)

Best Anthology:
Beat to a Pulp: Round One, edited by David Cranmer and Elaine Ash (Beat to a Pulp)
Best American Noir of the Century, edited by Otto Penzler and James Ellroy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Blood, Guts & Whiskey, edited by Todd Robinson (Kensington)
Damn Near Dead 2: Live Noir or Die Trying, edited by Bill Crider
(Busted Flush Press)
First Thrills, edited by Lee Child (Forge)
Requiems for the Departed, edited by Gerard Brennan and Mike
Stone (Morrigan)
Terminal Damage, edited by Steve Weddle (Needle Publishing)
You’re Dead and I Killed You, edited by Pablo D’Stair
(Brown Paper Publishing)

Best Crime Comic/Graphic Novel:
Dark Rain, by Mat Johnson and Simon Gane (Vertigo Comics)
The Executor, by Jon Evans and Andrea Mutti (Vertigo Crime)
Greek Street, by Peter Milligan and David Gianfelice (Vertigo Comics)
Last Days of American Crime, by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini (Radical Publishing)
Parker: The Outfit, by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)
Pug, by Derek McCulloch and Greg Espinoza (Image Comics)
Sam & Twitch: The Writer, by Luca Blengino and Luca Erbetta
(Image Comics)
Scalped, by Jason Aaron and R.M. Guéra (Vertigo Comics)
Sweets, by Kody Chamberlain (Image Comics)
Tumor, by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Noel Tuazon (Archaia Studios Press)

Best Mystery/Crime Fiction Press, Publisher or Imprint:
Tyrus Books
Serpent’s Tail
Soho Press

Best Cover: Click here to see all 10 nominees.

This year’s contenders in the short-story category were previously announced, as were the half-dozen nominees for the first David Thompson Community Leader Award.

Again, the online polls open today, with voting to continue through April 30. Winners will be announced on Sunday, May 1.

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