Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Strand Magazine Announces Nominees for 2008 Critics Awards for Mystery Fiction

Mystery Book Awards: The Edgars, The Agathas, The Anthonys, and many more.

The Strand Magazine announced the nominees for the 2008 Critics Awards for Best Mystery Novel and Best First Mystery Novel in a press release yesterday. The nominees for these annual awards recognize excellence in the field of mystery fiction and are selected by book reviewers from the nation's top daily newspapers.

For Best Novel the nominees are:

When Will There Be Good News? by (Little, Brown)
Master of the Delta by (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
The Brass Verdict by (Little, Brown)
Lush Life by (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Hollywood Crows by (Little, Brown)

For Best First Novel the nominees are:

by (Knopf)
City of the Sun by (Doubleday)
A Cure for Night by (Doubleday)
Child 44 by (Grand Central Publishing)
A Carrion Death by (Harper)

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The winners will be announced at an invitation-only cocktail party, hosted by The Strand on July 8, 2009, in New York City. A lifetime achievement award will be given posthumously to English author John Mortimer.

Congratulations from everyone at Mystery Books News to the nominees!

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