The finalists for ForeWord Magazine's 2009 Book of the Year Awards have been announced. The awards were established to bring increased attention from librarians and booksellers to the literary achievements of independent publishers and their authors. 60 categories are represented, including one for mystery. The finalists are:
◊ Death at Solstice by Lucha Corpi
◊ Deer Season by Aaron Stander
◊ Dixie Noir by Kirk Curnutt
◊ Every Boat Turns South by J. P. White
◊ Hard Stop by Chris Knopf
◊ In Their Blood by Sharon Potts
◊ Jump by Tim Maleeny
◊ Justice for All by Radclyffe
◊ Quiet Teacher by Arthur Rosenfeld
◊ Rupture by A. Scott Pearson
◊ The Big Wake-Up by Mark Coggins
◊ The Khan Dilemma by Ron Goodreau
◊ The Pier by Bill Noel
◊ Tower by Ken Bruen and Reed Farrel Coleman
◊ Why Did You Die in the Park? by Patricia K. Batta
◊ Wrath by Robert Santora
◊ Wyatt's Revenge by H. Terrell Griffin
A complete list of all finalists is available here. The winners (gold, silver, bronze in each category) will be announced at BookExpo America on Tuesday, May 25th, 2010, in New York City.
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