Mystery Fanfare is reporting that the nominations for the 2010 Hammett Prize have been announced. The award is given annually by the North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers for literary excellence in the field of crime writing for novels published during the previous year. The winner will be announced during the Bloody Words mystery conference in Toronto, June 6th through 8th.
The nominees are:
◊ Bury Me Deep by Megan Abbott (Simon & Schuster)
◊ Devil's Garden by Ace Atkins (Putnam)
◊ The Manual of Detection by Jedediah Berry (Penguin)
◊ The Long Fall by Walter Mosley (Riverhead)
◊ The Way Home by George Pelecanos (Little, Brown)
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