Saturday, June 16, 2012

Stalk of the Town

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

Catchiest Title:
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.


Guy Savage said...

Nice to see Swierczynski make a couple of appearances. And just a note: it's Charlie Hardie (great book btw)

J. Kingston Pierce said...

Whoops! Bad typos can happen to good people, too. Thanks, Guy, for correcting the spelling of Charlie Hardie's last name.


Guy Savage said...

Easy enough to do. I'm waiting for the final part of this great trilogy.

And thanks for the Rap Sheet--I either get it last thing at night or first thing in the am.