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2012 Edgar Nominations

As someone who has been absent from Crime Fiction for over a year it is not surprising that most of the books nominated are unknown to me. Still Edgar nominations are an exciting time. There always a number of books that I try/want/need to seek out.
Of all the nominees I am happiest to see Ace Atkins nominated for Best Novel. I've read Mr. Atkins from the beginning. I have three/four books in front of me, but I would love to catch up with Mr. Atkins work. It sounds like a nice way to spend the early part of Spring.
Awards will be handed out in late April. I'll try not to embarrass myself with this year's predictions.   

BEST NOVEL
THE RANGER - Ace Atkins -Penguin Group USA – G.P. Putnam’s Sons
GONE - Mo Hayder -Grove/Atlantic – Atlantic Monthly Press
THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X - Keigo Higashino -Minotaur Books
1222 - Anne Holt -Simon and Schuster - Scribner
FIELD GRAY - Philip Kerr -Penguin Group USA - G.P. Putnam’s Sons – Marion Wood Books

BEST FIRST NOVEL - AN AMERICAN AUT…

Books Recieved - December 2011

It is the good fortune of The Hungry Detective to now and again receive books from authors, publishers or their associated marketing agencies.

These books were received in the month of December 2011

GETTING LUCKY - DC Brod - Tyrus Books
EL GAVILAN - Craig McDonald - Tyrus Books
HURT MACHINE - Reed Farrell Coleman - Tyrus Books
VOYEUR - Daniel Judson - Minotaur Books
THE VILLA OF DEATH - Joanna Challis - Minotaur Books
RIZZO'S WAR - Lou Manfredo - Minotaur Books
A GENTLEMAN OF FORTUNE - Anna Dean - Minotaur Books
THE JUDGEMENT OF CAESAR - Steven Saylor - Minotaur Books
GIDEON'S CORPSE - Preston and Child - Grand Central Publishing