The nominees for the 2011 Nero Award have been announced by the Nero Wolfe Society, recognizing excellence in the mystery genre. The winner of the award will be announced at the Black Orchid Banquet, which is traditionally held on the first Saturday in December in New York City.
The nominees are ...
◊ Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen (Ballantine)
◊ The Book of Spies by Gayle Lynds (St. Martin's Press)
◊ Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
◊ The Midnight Show Murders by Al Roker (Delacorte Press)
◊ Think of a Number by John Verdon (Crown Books)
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(Hat tip to The Rap Sheet.)