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Awards, Awards, Awards! Part I

The past couple years I have been in attendance to deliver the news in a timely manner, this year not so much. This post is more for me than you because if you cared you read about the award winners from the 2010 SF B'Con over a week ago. Still, I am duty bound to report on those who walked away with the hardware.
Shamus and Barry's in this post. Macavity's and Anthony's in the follow-up. Winners are in red. The Hungry Detective's pick is in blue.
SHAMUS AWARDS
Best Hardcover P.I. Novel
THE SILENT HOUR - Michael Koryta - Minotaur
WHERE THE DEAD LAY - David Levien - Doubleday
LOCKED IN - Marcia Muller - Grand Central
SCHEMERS - Bill Pronzini - Forge
MY SOUL TO TAKE - Yrsa Sigurdardottir - William Morrow

Best First P.I. Novel
LOSER'S TOWN - Daniel Depp - Simon & Schuster
THE LAST GIG - Norman Green - Minotaur
THE GOOD SON - Russel D. McLean - Minotaur
FACES OF THE GONE - Brad Parks - Minotaur
CHINATOWN ANGEL - A.E. Roman - Minotaur

Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel:
DARK S…

Awards, Awards, Awards! Part II

Previously.... as in 5 minutes ago... I posted the belated announcement for the 2010 Shamus and Barry Awards. Again the winner will be in red. The Hungry Detective picks will be in in blue.
Now bring on the Macavity Awards. I. AM . INVINCIBLE!
MACAVITY AWARDS
Best Mystery Novel
BURY ME DEEP - Megan Abbott - Simon & Schuster
TOWER - Ken Bruen and Reed Farrel Coleman - Busted Flush Press
NECESSARY AS BLOOD - Deborah Crombie - Wm. Morrow
NEMESIS - Jo Nesbø, translated by Don Bartlett - HarperCollins
THE BRUTAL TELLING - Louise Penny - Minotaur
THE SHANGHAI MOON - S.J. Rozan - Minotaur

Best First Mystery Novel
THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE - Alan Bradley - Delacorte
RUNNING WITH THE DEVIL - Jamie Freveletti - Wm. Morrow
A BAD FOR SORRY - Sophie Littlefield - Minotaur
THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST - Stuart Neville - Soho Crime
A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO DIE - Malla Nunn - Picador

Best Mystery Nonfiction
L.A. NOIR: THE STRUGGLE FOR THE SOUL OF AMERICA'S MOST SEDUCTIVE CITY - John Buntin - …

The Hungry Detective's 2010 Bouchercon Award Prediction Spectacular

The Hungry Detective has made the decision to group all of his predictions into one uber-prediction post for the multiple award ceremonies that will be occurring during the Bouchercon weekend. I'm not getting too adventurous with my picks. After doing this for a couple years I have learned that when I get creative with my 'picks' I only look like an idiot. I'm predicting the Barry, Macavity, PWA Shamus, and Anthony Awards.

First up the Shamus Awards. The full list of nominations is here.

Best Hardcover P.I. Novel
THE SILENT HOUR - Michael Koryta - Minotaur

Best First P.I. Novel
CHINATOWN ANGEL - A.E. Roman - Minotaur

Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel:
VENGEANCE ROAD - Rick Mofina - Mira

Best P.I. Short Story:
• “BLAZIN' ON BROADWAY” - Gary Phillips from Phoenix Noir, edited by Patrick Millikin; Akashic

Next? How about the Barry Awards? Full list of nominations is here.

Best Novel:
THE LAST CHILD - John Hart - Minotaur

Best First Novel:
THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE P…

Our Choice Selections Bouchercon 2010 - Part 2

Our picks for Thursday and Friday went up yesterday. Today I'll look at Saturday and the shorten Sunday panels. I am super jealous of anyone who will be in San Francisco.
Saturday 8:30am - 9:30pm LETTERS FROM THE GRAVE The Endurance of Sherlock Holmes
Les Klinger(M), Steve Hockensmith, Laurie King, Michael Kurland, Graham Moore
Holmes, Hockensmith, King. Done.
Saturday 10:00am - 11:00am Denise Mina interviewed by Val McDermid
No competition for this panel, but it would not matter if there was. I dig both these writers, and need to read more from both of them.
Saturday 11:30am - 12:30pm INNOCENT NO MORE East coast/ west cost Authors discuss attraction/differences of the coasts.
F. Paul Wilson(M), Naomi Hirahara, Walter Mosley, S.J. Rozan, Brett Battles
Walter Mosley is at the core of why I read Crime Fiction. I'll hate to miss 'The Drop' with Billingham, Connolly, et. al., but Mr. Mosely is fundamental to why I read.
Saturday1:30pm - 2:30pm GUEST OF HONOR LEE CHILD Distinguished Contr…

Our Choice Selections Bouchercon 2010 - Part 1

The program for this year's San Francisco Bouchercon has been released. Loyal readers... if there are any of you left... know that for the past two years I have picked what I think is the best of the panels during the run of the 'Con. This is in no way to disparage any of the other panels. Every panel is a good one.

Normally the picks coincide with what The Hungry Detective anticipates on seeing himself.  But this year it is not to be. I am already breathless for Bouchercon 2011 in St Louis.

This post is in two parts. Today I'll cover Thursday and Friday. I'll cover Saturday and Sunday in a follow up post  in the next day or so. Also look for my predictions for the many awards that will be presented during the run of the 'Con. Those probably won't appear until the Tuesday or Wednesday before Bouchercon begins.

Thursday 10am - 11am
MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED
Our favorite books – fan/reviewer panel

Ali Karim(M), Chris Aldrich, Sarah Byrne, Janet Rudolph, Andi Shechte…