Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Left Coast Crime 2009 Nominations

Another week, another list of nominees. Although I'm guessing most readers got the same email I did. Awards will be presented at the Awards Brunch on March 11th. This year's Left Coast is in Hawaii. The Hungry Detective has looked at the budget line for travel, and wonders if it is possible to embezzle money from yourself?

Congratulations to all the nominees.

Bruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award
Nox Dormienda, A Long Night Sleeping - Kelli Stanley (Five Star)
Touchstone - Laurie King (Bantam)
Tell Me Pretty Maiden - Rhys Bowen (St. Martin Press)
A Royal Pain - Rhys Bowen (Berkeley Prime Crime)
A Fatal Waltz - Tasha Alexander (Harper Collins)

Hawaii Five-O
Angel Falls - Baron Birtcher (Iota)
Fractured - Karin Slaughter (Delacorte Press)
The Black Path - Asa Larsson (Delta)
The Angel of Knowlton Place - Kate Floral (Five Star)
Mahu Fire - Neil S. Placky (Alyson Books)
Death of a Cozy Writer - G.M. Malliet (Midnight Ink)

Thugs and Kisses - Sue Ann Jaffarian ( Midnight Ink)
Six Geese a Slaying - Donna Andrews (St. Martins)
Murder at the Bad Girl's Bar and Grill - N.M.Kelby (Shaye Areheart Books/Random House Group)
Greasing the Pinata - Tim Maleeny (Poisoned Pen Press)
Getting Old is to Die For - Rita Lakin (Dell/Bantam)
It Happened One Knife - Jeffrey Cohen (Berkeley Prime Crime)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Edgar 2009 Nominations

Published widely elsewhere, The Hungry Detective is posting the list of 2009 Edgar Nominees for our own personal edification. You might be asking yourself what religious knowledge are we getting out of this. I ask you does it really matter when THD has not posted in over two weeks? Ya, that's what I thought you said.

The Hungry Detective extends our congratulations to all the nominees.

Best Novel
Missing - Karin Alvtegen
Blue Heaven - C.J. Box
Sins of the Assassin - Robert Ferrigno
The Price of Blood - Declan Hughes
The Night Following - Morag Joss
Curse of the Spellmans - Lisa Lutz

Best First Novel by an American Author
The Kind One - Tom Epperson
Sweetsmoke - David Fuller
The Foreigner - Francie Lin
Calumet City - Charlie Newton
A Cure for Night - Justin Peacock

Best Paperback Original
The Prince of Bagram Prison - Alex Carr
Money Shot - Christa Faust
Enemy Combatant - Ed Gaffney
China Lake - Meg Gardiner
The Cold Spot - Tom Piccirilli

Best Fact Crime
For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb, and the Murder that Shocked Chicago - Simon Baatz
American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood, and the Crime of the Century - Howard Blum
Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba and Then Lost It to the Revolution - T.J. English
The Man Who Made Vermeers: Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Hans van Meegeren - Jonathan Lopez
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher - Kate Summerscale

Best Critical/Biographical
African American Mystery Writers: A Historical and Thematic Study - Frankie Y. Bailey
Hard-boiled Sentimentality: The Secret History of American Crime Stories - Leonard Cassuto
Scene of the Crime: The Importance of Place in Crime and Mystery Fiction - David Geherin
The Rise of True Crime - Jean Murley
Edgar Allan Poe: An Illustrated Companion to His Tell-Tale Stories - Dr. Harry Lee Poe

Best Short Story
“A Sleep Not Unlike Death,” - Sean Chercover (from Hardcore Hardboiled, edited by Todd Robinson)
“Skin and Bones,” - David Edgerley Gate (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, October 2008)
“Scratch of a Woman,” - Laura Lippman (from Hardly Knew Her)
“La Vie en Rose,” - Dominique Mainard (from Paris Noir; edited by Aurelien Masson)
“Skinhead Central,” - T. Jefferson Parker (from The Blue Religion, edited by Michael Connelly)

Best Juvenile
The Postcard - Tony Abbott
Enigma: A Magical Mystery - Graeme Base
Eleven - Patricia Reilly Giff
The Witches of Dredmoore Hollow - Riford McKenzie
Cemetery Street - Brenda Seabrooke

Best Young Adult
Bog Child - Siobhan Dowd
The Big Splash - Jack D. Ferraiolo
Paper Towns - John Green
Getting the Girl - Susan Juby
Torn to Pieces - Margo McDonnell

Best Play
The Ballad of Emmett Till - Ifa Bayeza
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the story by Robert Lewis Stevenson
Cell - Judy Klass

Best Television Episode Teleplay
“Streetwise,” Law & Order: SVU - Paul Grellong
“Prayer of the Bone,” Wire in the Blood - Patrick Harbinson
“Signature,” Law & Order: SVU - Judith McCreary
“You May Now Kill the Bride,” CSI: Miami - Barry O'Brien
“Burn Card,” Law & Order - David Wilcox

Best Motion Picture Screenplay
The Bank Job - Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
Burn After Reading - Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
In Bruges - Martin McDonagh
Tell No One - Guillaume Canet, based on the book by Harlan Coben
Transsiberian - Brad Anderson and Will Conroy
Robert L. Fish Memorial Award
“Buckner’s Error,” Joseph Guglielmelli (from Queens Noir, edited by Robert Knightly; Akashic Books)

Raven Awards
Edgar Allan Poe Society, Baltimore, Maryland
Poe House, Baltimore, Maryland

The Simon & Schuster/Mary Higgins Clark Award
Sacrifice - S.J. Bolton
The Killer’s Wife - Bill Floyd
Stalking Susan - Julie Kramer
A Song for You - Betsy Thornton
The Fault Tree - Louise Ure

Friday, January 02, 2009