This year’s list of finalists for the Minnesota Book Awards, organized by the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, doesn’t include a separate category for crime and mystery fiction. However, the four “Genre Fiction” contenders all qualify as mysteries. They are:
• The Bone House, by Brian Freeman (Minotaur)
• Northwest Angle, by William Kent Krueger (Atria)
• Death of the Mantis, by Michael Stanley (Harper)
• Big Wheat, by Richard A. Thompson (Poisoned Pen Press)
Winners in this and seven additional categories will be announced during the 24th annual Minnesota Book Awards Gala on Saturday, April 14, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in downtown Saint Paul. The opening reception will commence at 7 p.m., to be followed by the awards ceremony an hour later. Click here for ticket information.
(Hat tip to Omnimystery News.)