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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 PIE - Alan Bradley - Delacorte

Best British Novel:
AWAKENING - S. J. Bolton - Bantam Press

Best Paperback Original:
STARVATION LAKE - Bryan Gruley - Touchstone

Best Thriller:
RUNNING WITH THE DEVIL - Jamie Freveletti - Morrow

Mystery/Crime Novel of the Decade:
MYSTIC RIVER - Dennis Lehane - Morrow

Best Short Story:
“The High House Writer” - Brendan DuBois - Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine - July-August 2009 

The Macavity Awards are next on my list. Again, the full nomination list is here.

Best Mystery Novel
TOWER - Ken Bruen and Reed Farrel Coleman - Busted Flush Press

Best First Mystery Novel
THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE - Alan Bradley - Delacorte

Best Mystery Nonfiction

THE LINE UP: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives - Otto Penzler, ed. Little, - Brown and Co

Best Mystery Short Story 
“On the House” - Hank Phillippi Ryan in QUARRY: CRIME STORIES BY NEW ENGLAND WRITERS - Level Best Books

Sue Feder Historical Mystery
AMONG THE MAD - Jacqueline Winspear - Henry Holt

And.... drum roll  please..... the Anthony's! Full nominations here.

BEST NOVEL
THE LAST CHILD - John Hart  - Minotaur Books

BEST FIRST NOVEL
THE TWELVE/THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST - Stuart Neville - Harvill Secker/Soho Press

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
TOWER - Ken Bruen and Reed Farrel Coleman - Busted Flush Press

BEST SHORT STORY
"On the House" - Hank Phillippi Ryan, QUARRY: Crime Stories by New England Writers - Level Best Books]

BEST CRITICAL NONFICTION WORK
TALKING ABOUT DETECTIVE FICTION - P.D. James - Bodleian Library/Knopf


The Hungry Detective wishes all of the nominees the very best of luck.

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