Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Nominations for the 2010 Hammett Prize Announced

Mystery Book Awards

In more Mystery Award news today, the North American branch of the International Association of Crime Writers have announced the nominees for the annual Hammett Prize, given for literary excellence in the field of crime writing.

The winner will be announced during the 2011 New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA) Fall Conference.

The nominees are:

• Get Capone: The Secret Plot that Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster by Jonathan Eig (Simon & Schuster)
• Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (William Morrow)
• Iron River by T. Jefferson Parker (Dutton)
• The Nearest Exit by Olen Steinhauer (Minotaur Books)

Hat tip to Mystery Fanfare for posting this information.

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