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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 - Minotau

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

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

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 C

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, An

Books Received - September 2010

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 September 2010. VOYEUR - Daniel Judson - Minotaur Books THE KILLER OF LITTLE SHEPHERDS - Douglas Starr - Knopf