Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Nominations for 2010 Edgar Awards and Dilys Award Announced

Mystery Book Awards: The Edgars, The Agathas, The Anthonys, and many more.

The nominations for two mystery awards were recently announced.

First up, the Mystery Writers of America have announced the nominees for the 2010 Edgar Allan Poe Awards honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, and television published or produced in 2009. The Edgar Awards will be presented at a banquet on April 29, 2010, in New York City.

A selection of Edgar categories is presented below; the full list is available here.

Best Novel Nominees:
The Missing by Tim Gautreaux (Knopf)
The Odds by Kathleen George (St. Martin's Minotaur)
The Last Child by John Hart (St. Martin's Minotaur)
Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death by Charlie Huston (Ballantine)
Nemesis by Jo Nesbo Review of Nemesis by Jo Nesbo (HarperCollins)
A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn (Atria)

Best First Novel Nominees:
The Girl She Used To Be by David Cristofano (Grand Central)
Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley Review of Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley (Touchstone)
The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf (Mira)
A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield Review of A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield (St. Martin's Minotaur)
Black Water Rising by Attica Locke Review of Black Water Rising by Attica Locke (HarperCollins)
In the Shadow of Gotham by Stepfanie Pintoff Review of In the Shadow of Gotham by Stepfanie Pintoff (St. Martin's Minotaur)

Best Paperback Original Nominees:
Bury Me Deep by Megan Abbott (Simon & Schuster)
Havana Lunar by Robert Arellano (Akaschic)
The Lord God Bird by Russell Hill (Caravel)
Body Blows by Marc Strange (Castle Street)
The Herring-Seller's Apprentice by L. C. Tyler (Felony & Mayhem)

Best Juvenile Nominees:
The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett Review of The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett (Simon & Schuster)
The Ring of Rocamadour (Red Blazer Girls) by Michael D. Beil (Knopf)
Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn (Houghton Mifflin)
Creepy Crawly Crime by Aaron Reynolds (Henry Holt)
The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline by Nancy Springer (Philomel)

Best Young Adult Nominees:
Reality Check by Peter Abrahams (HarperCollins)
If the Witness Lied by Caroline B. Cooney (Random House)
The Morgue and Me by John C. Ford (Viking)
Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone by Dene Low (Houghton Mifflin)
Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell (Delacorte)

Second, the nominations for the Dilys Award have been announced. This award is given to the mystery title Independent Mystery Booksellers have most enjoyed selling. The nominees are:

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley Review of The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
A Quiet Belief in Angels by R. J. Ellroy
The Dark Horse by Craig Johnson
The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson Review of The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
The Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville Review of The Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville
The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
The Shanghai Moon by S. J. Rozan

The winner will be announced during Left Coast Crime in March.

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