The Reader Views Literary Awards for 2009 have been announced, with winners selected in many genre categories. These awards were established to honor writers who self-published or had their books published by a subsidy publisher, small press, university press, or independent book publisher intended for the North American reading audience.
In the Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror category, the winners are:
◊ First: The Black Minute by Christopher Valen (North Star Press of St. Cloud)
◊ Second: A Love That Kills by Robert Petrucelli (Nacoma Publishing)
◊ Honorable Mention: The Cobra Conspiracy by Roger A. Naylor (iUniverse)
◊ Honorable Mention: Tommy Gun Tango by Brant Randall and Bruce Cook (Capital Crime Press)
Separately, the Garcia Prize for Best Fiction Book of the Year was also awarded to a mystery: The Dawn of Saudi: In Search for Freedom by Homa Pourasgari. To request additional information about this book, or for a review copy, please contact Maryglenn McCombs at [email protected].
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