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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

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