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Anthony Awards 2011

Let me tell you that writing these post while NOT actually being in attendance is a super bummer. I am consoled by the fact the EXPIRATION DATE and the general awesomeness of Duane Swierczynski has been rewarded. Woot! Full list of nominees are here . THD congratulates all of the winners and nominees. Best Novel BURY YOUR DEAD - Louise Penny - Minotaur Best First Novel DAMAGE DONE - Hilary Davidson - Forge Best Paperback Original EXPIRATION DATE - Duane Swierczynski - Minotaur Best Short Story  “SWING SHIFT,” by Dana Cameron (from Crimes by Moonlight , edited by Charlaine Harris; Berkley) Best Graphic Novel THE CHILL - Jason Starr - Vertigo Crime Best Critical /Non-Fiction:   AGATHA CHRISTIE'S SECRET NOTEBOOKS: 50 YEARS OF MYSTERIES IN THE MAKING -  John Curran (Harper) Best Web Site/Blog: Stop, You’re Killing Me!, edited by Stan Ulrich and Lucinda Surber

Shamus Awards 2011

Having attended B'Con three times now, it is always with some regret that I have not ponyed up the extra fee to attend the Shamus Awards dinner. I suppose it should give me motivation for future Bouchercon attendance. Full list of nominees are here . Congratulations to the winners and the nominees. Best Hardcover P.I. Novel NO MERCY - Lori Armstrong - Touchstone Best First P.I. Novel: IN SEARCH OF MERCY - Michael Ayoob - Minotaur Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel:   ASIA HAND - Christopher G. Moore - Grove/Atlantic Best P.I. Short Story:   “THE LAMB WAS SURE TO GO,” - Gar Anthony Haywood - AHMM , November 2010

Barry Awards 2011

The Barry Awards were handed out last night at the St. Louis Bouchercon. Winners of the Barry's are voted on by the readers of Deadly Pleasures magazine. Mr. Hamilton picks up another Best Novel award. While I did not connect with the book, praise for THE LOCK ARTIST has been universal.  THE POACHER'S SON was a recent read for me. It is phenomenal, really quite good. Glad to see it found some love. The full list of nominees are here . Best Novel THE LOCK ARTIST - Steve Hamilton - Minotaur Books Best First Novel THE POACHER'S SON -  Paul Doiron - Minotaur Books Best British Novel THE WOOD CUTTER - Reginald Hill - HarperCollins  Best Paperback Original FEVER AT THE BONE - Val McDermid - Harper Best Thriller 13 HOURS - Deon Meyer - Grove Atlantic Best Short Story “THE LIST” - Loren D. Estleman - EQMM, May 2010

St. Louis Boucercon - Panel Selections

If I could go, this is where you would find me. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 8:30 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.   1st Pick THE NAMES OF ANGELS-Majestic D Talking classics in crime fiction Jason Pinter (M), Bruce DeSilva, Carl Brookins, Matthew C. Funk, Andrew Grant, Scott Phillips   2nd Pick NIGHT CHILLS-Majestic A,B,C Making things go bump in the night. Monette Draper (M), Dakota Banks, Angie Fox, Sarah Glenn, M.R. Sellars, Jason Starr 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.  1st Pick A QUESTION OF DEATH-Majestic A,B,C How important is whodunit? Peter Rozovsky (M), Gianrico Carofiglio, Agnete Friis, Borge Hellstrom, Lene Kaaberbol, Anders Roslund   2nd Pick FRENZY-Majestic D The endurance of Hitchcock Daniel Hale (M), Maria Alexander, Eric Beetner, Terry Faherty, Tracy Kiely, Todd Ritter, Martyn Waites 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.   1st Pick WHEN THE WIND BLOWS-Majestic A,B,C Crime fiction in a western setting Scott Montgomery (M), Craig Johnson, Jackie K

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

Books Received - August 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 August 2011 GARDENS OF SECRET PAST - ANTHONY EGLIN - Minotaur Books RED HERRING - Archer Mayor - Minotaur Books THE BRINK OF FAME - Irene Fleming - Minotaur Books THE MONTMARTE INVESTIGATION - Clavde Izner - Minotaur Books ON THE LINE - S.J. Rozan - Minotaur Books LIQUID SMOKE - Jeff Shelby - Tyrus Books THE HILLIKER CURSE: MY PURSUIT OF WOMEN - James Ellroy - Vintage