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St. Louis Bouchercon Award Picks!

I have washed off the embarrassment of my Edgar 2011 picks. It was a cruel blow to my ego, but I am reborn with these picks for the Barry, Shamus and Anthony Awards.  Best of luck to all the nominees.

My Barry picks are as follows.
Best Novel
SAVAGES- Don Winslow - Simon & Schuster

Best First Novel
THE POACHER’S SON - Paul Doiron - Minotaur

Best British Novel
BLOOD HARVEST - S. J. Bolton - Bantam Press

Best Paperback Original
THE HANGING TREE - Bryan Gruley - Touchstone

Best Thriller
THE REMBRANDT AFFAIR - Daniel Silva - Putnam

Best Short Story
Terence Faherty - "The Seven Sorrows" - EQMM Mar.-Apr. 2010

My Shamus picks are as follows. Full list of nominees are here.

Best Hardcover P.I. Novel:
IF THE DEAD RISE NOT - Philip Kerr - Putnam

Best First P.I. Novel:
ONE MAN'S PARADISE -  Douglas Corleone - Minotaur

Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel:
ASIA HAND - Christopher G. Moore - Grove/Atlantic

Best P.I. Short Story:
A LONG TIME DEAD - Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins - The Strand Magazine, June-Sept. 2010
My Anthony picks are as follows. Full list of nominees are here.

Best Novel
THE LOCK ARTIST - Steve Hamilton - Minotaur

Best First Novel
THE POACHER'S SON - Paul Doiron - Minotaur Books

Best Paperback Original
EXPIRATION DATE - Duane Swierczynski - Minotaur Books

Best Short Story
HOMELESS - Pat Morin - Mystery Montage

Best Graphic Novel
THE CHILL - Jason Starr – Vertigo Crime

Best Critical /Non-Fiction
TTHE WIRE: TRUTH TOLD - Rafael Alvarez - Grove Press

Best Website/Blog
Spinetingler - Sandra Ruttan


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