The blog Pop Culture Nerd conducted an online survey in May to choose the winners of its 2012 Stalker Awards. Results were supposed to have been announced during the first week of June, but instead they weren’t posted until Sunday, June 10. We completely missed spotting them as a result. Rather than ignore the contest outcome and hope nobody noticed, we now bring those results to you belatedly.
Novel You Shoved Most Often in People’s Faces:
The End of Everything, by Megan Abbott
Lead Character You Most Want as a Friend:
Charlie Hardie, from Fun & Games, by Duane Swierczynski
Most Scene-stealing Supporting Character:
Elvis Cole, from The Sentry, by Robert Crais
Most Throat-grabbing Opening Sentence:
“There are drunken assholes, and there are assholes who are drunks.” -- from Purgatory Chasm, by Steve Ulfelder
Most Memorable Dialogue:
Fun & Games, by Duane Swierczynski
The Boy in the Suitcase, by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis
Most Eye-Popping Cover: Getting Off, by Lawrence Block
Favorite Author on Social Media: Meg Gardiner
Most Criminally Underrated Author: Eric Beetner
The full list of nominees can be found here.