13 June 2010

Sunday Salon: Crime fiction to look for

A few "short lists" have emerged this week, and some titles are appearing on more than one.
I'm just quoting some here - check the sites for the full lists

Here are the ones I've read and reviewed - far too few unfortunately
4.7, THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST, Stuart Neville
4.7, BURY ME DEEP, Megan Abbott
4.4, IF THE DEAD RISE NOT, Philip Kerr
5.0, NEMESIS, Jo Nesbo
4.7, THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, Stieg Larsson
4.7, MIDNIGHT FUGUE, Reginald Hill

2010 Barry Award Nominations

BEST NOVEL
John Connolly, THE GATES, Atria
David Ellis, THE HIDDEN MAN, Putnam
Joe Gores, SPADE & ARCHER, Knopf
John Hart, THE LAST CHILD, Minotaur
Marcia Muller, LOCKED IN, Grand Central
S.J. Rozan, SHANGHAI MOON, Minotaur

BEST FIRST NOVEL
Josh Bazell, BEAT THE REAPER, Little, Brown
Alan Bradley, THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE, Delacorte
Rebecca Cantrell, A TRACE OF SMOKE, Forge
Sophie Littlefield, A BAD DAY FOR SORRY, Minotaur
Attica Locke, BLACK WATER RISING, Harper
Stuart Neville, THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST (THE TWELVE), Soho Crime

BEST BRITISH NOVEL
S. J. Bolton, AWAKENING, Bantam Press
John Connolly, THE LOVERS, HodderStoughton
Reginald Hill, MIDNIGHT FUGUE, HarperCollins
Philip Kerr, IF THE DEAD NOT RISE, Quercus
Denise Mina, STILL MIDNIGHT, Orion
Robert Wilson, IGNORANCE OF BLOOD, HarperCollins

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
Megan Abbott, BURY ME DEEP, Simon & Schuster
Max Allan Collins, QUARRY IN THE MIDDLE, HardCase Crime
Bryan Gruley, STARVATION LAKE, Touchstone
Heather Gutenkauf, THE WEIGHT OF SILENCE, Mira
Frank Tallis, FATAL LIES, Random House Mortalis
L. C. Tyler, THE HERRING-SELLER’S APPRENTICE, Felony & Mayhem

2010 Macavity Awards shortlist

Best Mystery Novel:
  • Megan Abbott: Bury Me Deep (Simon & Schuster)
  • Ken Bruen & Reed Farrel Coleman: Tower (Busted Flush Press)
  • Deborah Crombie: Necessary as Blood (Wm. Morrow)
  • Jo Nesbø: Nemesis (translated by Don Bartlett) (HarperCollins)
  • Louise Penny: The Brutal Telling (Minotaur)
  • S.J. Rozan: The Shanghai Moon (Minotaur)
Best First Mystery Novel:
  • Alan Bradley: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Delacorte)
  • Jamie Freveletti: Running from the Devil (Wm. Morrow)
  • Sophie Littlefield: A Bad Day for Sorry (Minotaur)
  • Stuart Neville: The Ghosts of Belfast (Soho Crime)
  • Malla Nunn: A Beautiful Place to Die (Picador)
2010 Anthony Award Nominations

BEST NOVEL

THE LAST CHILD - John Hart [Minotaur Books]
THE MYSTIC ARTS OF ERASING ALL SIGNS OF DEATH - Charlie Huston [Ballantine Books]
THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE - Stieg Larsson, translated by Reg Keeland [Quercus/Knopf]
THE BRUTAL TELLING - Louise Penny [Minotaur Books]
THE SHANGHAI MOON - S.J. Rozan [Minotaur Books]

 BEST FIRST NOVEL

THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE - Alan Bradley [Delacorte Press]
STARVATION LAKE - Bryan Gruley [Touchstone]
A BAD DAY FOR SORRY - Sophie Littlefield [Minotaur Books]
THE TWELVE/THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST - Stuart Neville [Harvill Secker/Soho Press]
IN THE SHADOW OF GOTHAM - Stefanie Pintoff [Minotaur Books]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

BURY ME DEEP - Megan Abbott [Simon & Schuster]
TOWER - Ken Bruen and Reed Farrel Coleman [Busted Flush Press]
QUARRY IN THE MIDDLE - Max Allan Collins [Hard Case Crime]
STARVATION LAKE - Bryan Gruley [Touchstone]
DEATH AND THE LIT CHICK - G.M. Malliet [Midnight Ink]
AIR TIME - Hank Phillippi Ryan [Mira]

6 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Kerrie - Thanks for these lists. I wish I'd read more of those books, too. The ones I have read are very good, and it'll be interesting to see which titles win.

Kiwicraig said...

You should definitely get your hands on a copy of THE LAST CHILD by John Hart Kerrie - it's already won the two 'biggies', the Edgar and the CWA Steel Dagger, and it is very good (although quite different, so I imagine some readers may not like it)...

Kerrie said...

I'll be trying to read a few more Margot, but won't get to them all!

Yes THE LAST CHILD is definitely on my list Craig

Gavin said...

Thanks for the lists, Kerrie. More titles to add to my TBR pile. I just picked up Black Water Rising from the library. Have a great week.

Used Machinery said...

really great! More titles to add to my TBR pile. I just picked up Black Water Rising from the library. Have a great week.

Becky said...

I haven't ever really been big into crime fiction until recently, mainly because I had never given them a try. A friend gave me a rather intriguing crime fiction for my birthday titled, "Rogues, Riches and Retribution" by Harry Taylor, and am now hooked... can't get enough crime fiction. I am so excited to read the books from your list!

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