Thursday, November 04, 2010

The Prizes Just Keep Coming

In other awards news, the Romantic Times (RT) Reviewers’ Choice Award nominations include contenders in five crime fiction categories. They are:

Best Contemporary Mystery:
212, by Alafair Burke (Harper)
Pray for Silence, by Linda Castillo (Minotaur)
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, by Tom Franklin (Morrow)
On the Line, by S.J. Rozan (Minotaur)
Moonlight Mile, by Dennis Lehane (Morrow)

Best Historical Mystery:
City of Dragons, by Kelli Stanley (Minotaur)
An Impartial Witness, by Charles Todd (Morrow)
Royal Blood, by Rhys Bowen (Prime Crime)
The Demon’s Parchment, by Jeri Westerson (Minotaur)
Dark Road to Darjeeling, by Deanna Raybourn (Mira)

Best First Mystery:
Blacklands, by Belinda Bauer (Simon & Schuster)
The Ark, by Boyd Morrison (Touchstone)
Still Missing, by Chevy Stevens (St. Martin’s Press)
Murder at Mansfield Park, by Lynn Shepherd (St. Martin’s Griffin)
Devoured by D.E. Meredith (Minotaur)

Best Suspense/Thriller Novel:
Eight Days to Live, by Iris Johansen (St. Martin’s Press)
Broken, by Karin Slaughter (Delacorte)
Live to Tell, by Lisa Gardner (Bantam)
They’re Watching, by Gregg Hurwitz (St. Martin’s Press)
One Grave Less, by Beverly Connor (Obsidian)

Best Amateur Sleuth Novel:
Ghouls Gone Wild, by Victoria Laurie (Obsidian)
Bone Appetit, by Carolyn Haines (Minotaur)
Cat in an Ultramarine Scheme, by Carole Nelson Douglas (Forge)
The Quick and the Thread, by Amanda Lee (Obsidian)
A Nose for Justice, by Rita Mae Brown (Ballantine)

Click here for lists of contenders in all of the categories. Winners will be announced during the 2011 RT Book Lovers’ Convention, scheduled for April 6-10 in Los Angeles.

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Meanwhile, Spanish blogger Jose Ignacio Escribano reports that “Andreu Martin has won the VI Pepe Carvalho Prize (2010) for crime fiction. The award ceremony will take place during the BCNegra crime festival in Barcelona, Spain, next February.”

And the replacement event for the presentation of New Zealand’s first-ever Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel has finally be rescheduled for November 30 in Christchurch.

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