The Strand Magazine has announced the winners of its 2011 Strand Magazine Critics Awards. They are:
Best Novel: Tie — The Cut, by George Pelecanos (Reagan Arthur Books), and Buried Secrets, by Joseph Finder (St. Martin’s Press)
Also nominated: The Affair, by Lee Child (Delacorte Press); The Drop, by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown and Company); and Death Comes to Pemberley, by P.D. James (Knopf)
Best First Novel: Sister, by Rosamund Lupton (Crown)
Also nominated: The Hypnotist, by Lars Kepler (Farrar, Straus and Giroux); Before I Go to Sleep, by S.J. Watson (Harper); The Boy in the Suitcase, by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis (Soho); and The Poison Tree, by Erin Kelly (Pamela Dorman Books)
Receiving commendations of a different sort are Joseph Wambaugh and John Sandford, who were both gifted with The Strand’s Lifetime Achievement awards for excellence in crime and thriller writing.
Congratulations to the winners as well as the other nominees.
(Hat tip to Omnimystery News.)