Sunday, November 20, 2011

Nominees for the 2011 RT Reviewers' Choice Best Book Awards Announced

Mystery Book Awards

Earlier this month, the nominees for the 2011 RT Reviewers' Choice Best Book Awards were posted to the RT Book Reviews website. Awards are given out in many categories, including several that honor mystery, suspense and thriller books. The winners will be announced at the RT Booklovers Convention in Chicago, Illinois from April 11th through April 15th, 2012.

Amateur Sleuth Nominees:
To Have and To Kill by Mary Jane Clark (William Morrow)
The Busy Woman's Guide to Murder by Mary Jane Maffini (Berkley)
Killing Kate by Julie Kramer (Atria Books)
Tempest in the Tea Leaves by Kari Lee Townsend (Berkley)
Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen (Berkley)

Contemporary Mystery Nominees:
Stagestruck by Peter Lovesey (Soho Crime)Review of Stagestruck by Peter Lovesey
Ringer by Brian M. Wiprud (Minotaur Books)
Killed at the Whim of a Hat by Colin Cotterill (Minotaur Books)Review of Killed at the Whim of a Hat by Colin Cotterill
The Woodcutter by Reginald Hill (Harper)
In Search of the Rose Notes by Emily Arsenault (William Morrow)
V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton (Putnam)

First Mystery Nominees:
The Breath of God by Jeffrey Small (West Hills)
Cookie Dough or Die by Virginia Lowell (Berkley)
Thou Shalt Kill by Daniel Blake (Gallery Books)
Purgatory Chasm by Steve Ulfelder (Minotaur Books)
Death on Tour by Janice Hamrick (Minotaur Books)

Historical Mystery Nominees:
A Lonely Death by Charles Todd (William Morrow)
The Beloved Dead by Tony Hays (Tor Books)
The Illusion of Murder by Carol McCleary (Forge Books)
Bye Bye, Baby by Max Allan Collins (Forge Books)
City of Secrets by Kelli Stanley (Minotaur Books)
Troubled Bones by Jeri Westerson (Minotaur Books)

Inspirational Mystery/Suspense/Thriller Nominees:
Book of Days by James L. Rubart (B&H)
Blood Covenant by Lisa Harris (Zondervan)
Diagnosis Death by Richard L. Mabry (Abingdon)
The Baker's Wife by Erin Healy (Thomas Nelson)

Suspense/Thriller Nominees:
Love You More by Lisa Gardner (Bantam Press)
In Desperation by Rick Mofina (Mira Books)
Among the Missing by Morag Joss (Delacorte Press)
The Girl Who Disappeared Twice by Andrea Kane (Mira Books)Review of The Girl Who Disappeared Twice by Andrea Kane
Now You See Me by S. J. Bolton (Minotaur Books)
You're Next by Gregg Hurwitz (St. Martin's Press)
Death in High Places by Jo Bannister (Minotaur Books)
New York to Dallas by J. D. Robb (Putnam)
Ghost Hero by S. J. Rozan (Minotaur Books)

Romantic Suspense Nominees:
Love Me To Death by Allison Brennan (Ballantine)
Loose Ends by Tara Janzen (Dell)
Living on the Edge by Shannon K. Butcher (Signet)
Beg for Mercy by Jami Alden (Forever)
Darkness at Dawn by Elizabeth Jennings (Berkley)
Deadly Little Lies by Jeanne Adams (Zebra)

Paranormal Romantic Suspense Nominees:
In Too Deep by Jayne Ann Krentz (Putnam)
Skin Heat by Ava Gray (Berkley)
Burning Darkness by Jaime Rush
Hush by Cherry Adair (Pocket Star)
Cold Touch by Leslie Parrish (Signet)
Delaney's Shadow by Ingrid Weaver (Berkley)

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