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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 SIDE OF THE MORGUE - Raymond Benson - Leisure
SINNER'S BALL - Ira Berkowitz - Three Rivers Press
RED BLOODED MURDER - Laura Caldwell - Mira
VENGEANCE ROAD - Rick Mofina - Mira
BODY BLOWS - Marc Strange - Dundurn

Best P.I. Short Story:
“THE DARK ISLAND” -  Brendan DuBois from Boston Noir, edited by Dennis Lehane; Akashic
“DEADLINE EDITION” - S.L. Franklin Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, April 2009
“BLAZIN' ON BROADWAY” - Gary Phillips from Phoenix Noir, edited by Patrick Millikin; Akashic
“SUICIDE BOND” - Tim L. Williams Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March/April 2009 
“JULIUS KATZ” - Dave Zeltserman Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2009

How did I do? Not. Even. Close. Ugh. Let's put this embrassment behind The Hungry Detective. Ego bruised, but I will survive. Please excuse me while a sob for 10... no 20 minutes.

BARRY AWARDS
Best Novel:
THE GATES - John Connolly - Atria
THE HIDDEN MAN - David Ellis - Putnam
SPADE & ARCHER - Joe Gores - Knopf
THE LAST CHILD - John Hart - Minotaur
LOCKED IN - Marcia Muller - Grand Central
SHANGHAI MOON - S.J. Rozan - Minotaur

Best First Novel:
BEAT THE REAPER - Josh Bazell  - Little, Brown
THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE - Alan Bradley - Delacorte
A TRACE OF SMOKE - Rebecca Cantrell - Forge
A BAD DAY FOR SORRY - Sophie Littlefield - Minotaur
BLACK WATER RISING - Attica Locke - Harper
THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST - Stuart Neville - Soho Crime

Best British Novel:
AWAKENING - S. J. Bolton - Bantam Press
THE LOVERS - John Connolly - Hodder & Stoughton
MIDNIGHT FUGUE - Reginald Hill - HarperCollins
IF THE DEAD RISE NOT - Philip Kerr - Quercus
STILL MIDNIGHT - Denise Mina - Orion
THE IGNORANCE OF BLOOD - Robert Wilson - HarperCollins

Best Paperback Original:
BURY ME DEEP - Megan Abbott - Simon & Schuster
QUARRY IN THE MIDDLE - Max Allan Collins - Hard Case Crime
STARVATION LAKE - Bryan Gruley - Touchstone
THE WEIGHT OF SILENCE - Heather Gutenkauf - Mira
FATAL LIES - Frank Tallis - Mortalis
THE HERRING SELLER'S APPRENTICE - L.C. Tyler - Felony & Mayhem

Best Thriller:
NO SURVIVORS - Tom Cain - Viking
RUNNING WITH THE DEVIL - Jamie Freveletti - Morrow
THE GRAY MAN - Mark Greaney - Jove
COLUMBUS - Derek Haas - Pegasus
HOUSE SECRETS - Mike Lawson - Atlantic Monthly
WALKING DEAD - Greg Rucka - Bantam

Mystery/Crime Novel of the Decade:
THE GUARDS - Ken Bruen - Minotaur
THE LINCOLN LAWYER - Michael Connelly - Little, Brown
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - Stieg Larsson - Knopf
MYSTIC RIVER - Dennis Lehane - Morrow
STILL LIFE - Louise Penny - Minotaur
THE SHADOW OF THE WIND - Carlos Ruiz Zafón - Penguin Press

Best Short Story:
“My Mother’s Keeper” - Barbara Callahan - Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine - June 2009
“Erin’s Journal” - David Dean Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine - December 2009
“Real Men Die” - John H. Dirckx (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine - September 2009
The High House Writer” - Brendan DuBois - Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine - July-August 2009
“A Hollywood Ending” - Melodie Johnson Howe Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine - July 2009
“Hard Blows” - Morley Swingle (from The Prosecution Rests: New Stories About Courtrooms, Criminals, and the Law, edited by Linda Fairstein; Little, Brown)

BOOM! Redemption! 5 out of 7. And come on! DRAGON TATTOO is a really fun book, enjoyed it greatly, but MYSTIC RIVER is a book that will be taught in college... if it is not already. A masterwork!

Check out my follow-up post for the Macavity and Anthony's.

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