The finalists for The ForeWord Book of the Year Award for books published in 2008 have been announced by ForeWord Magazine. Awards are given out in 61 categories to recognize the literary achievements of independent publishers and their authors.
The finalists in the Fiction: Mystery category are:
Black Market Truth by Sharon Kaye (Parmenides)
Blood Island by H. Terrell Griffin (Oceanview Publishing)
Bloodroot by Larry Arrowood (iUniverse)
Brother by James Fredericks (Beacon Hill)
Dark Horse by Mike Langan (Five Star)
Eyes of the World by Rob Palmer (Dorchester)
Folly by Bill Noel (iUniverse)
Head Wounds by Chris Knopf (The Permanent Press)
Hoodoo by Susan Cummins Miller (Texas Tech Univ Press)
Leading Lady by Heywood Gould (Five Star)
Murder Bay by David R. Horwitz (Top Five Books)
Rabbit Moon by Deborah and Joel Shlian (Oceanview Publishing)
Stealing Trinity by Ward Larsen (Oceanview Publishing)
Stuff Dreams Are Made Of by Don Bruns (Oceanview Publishing)
Tengu: The Mountain Goblin by John Donohue (YMAA)
indicates a review by Mysterious Reviews.
The winners will be announced at a special program at BookExpo America at the Javits Center in New York City on May 29, 2009.
Congratulations from everyone at Mystery Books News to the finalists!
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