Spinetingler

Congrats to all of the nominees.

BEST NOVEL

THE LAST CHILD – John Hart [Minotaur Books]
THE MYSTIC ARTS OF ERASING ALL SIGNS OF DEATH – Charlie Huston [Ballantine Books]
THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE – Stieg Larsson, translated by Reg Keeland [Quercus/Knopf]
THE BRUTAL TELLING – Louise Penny [Minotaur Books]
THE SHANGHAI MOON – S.J. Rozan [Minotaur Books]

BEST FIRST NOVEL

THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE – Alan Bradley [Delacorte Press]
STARVATION LAKE – Bryan Gruley [Touchstone]
A BAD DAY FOR SORRY – Sophie Littlefield [Minotaur Books]
THE TWELVE/THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST – Stuart Neville [Harvill Secker/Soho Press]
IN THE SHADOW OF GOTHAM – Stefanie Pintoff [Minotaur Books]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

BURY ME DEEP – Megan Abbott [Simon & Schuster]
TOWER – Ken Bruen and Reed Farrel Coleman [Busted Flush Press]
QUARRY IN THE MIDDLE – Max Allan Collins [Hard Case Crime]
STARVATION LAKE – Bryan Gruley [Touchstone]
DEATH AND THE LIT CHICK – G.M. Malliet [Midnight Ink]
AIR TIME – Hank Phillippi Ryan [Mira]

BEST SHORT STORY

“Last Fair Deal Gone Down” – Ace Atkins, CROSSROAD BLUES [Busted Flush Press]
“Femme Sole” – Dana Cameron, BOSTON NOIR [Akashic Books]
“Animal Rescue” – Dennis Lehane, BOSTON NOIR [Akashic Books]
“On the House” – Hank Phillippi Ryan, QUARRY: Crime Stories by New England Writers [Level Best Books]
“Amapola” – Luis Alberto Urrea, PHOENIX NOIR [Akashic Books]

BEST CRITICAL NONFICTION WORK

TALKING ABOUT DETECTIVE FICTION – P.D. James [Bodleian Library/Knopf]
THE LINE UP: The World’s Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives – Otto Penzler, ed. [Little, Brown and Co]
HAUNTED HEART: The Life and Times of Stephen King – Lisa Rogak [Thomas Dunne Books]
DAME AGATHA’S SHORTS: An Agatha Christie Short Story Companion – Elena Santangelo [Bella Rosa Books]
THE TALENTED MISS HIGHSMITH: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith – Joan Schenkar [St. Martin's Press]

Brian Lindenmuth

Brian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press. In addition to Spinetingler his work has appeared in Crimespree magazine and at BSC Review, Galleycat and the Mulholland Books website. He also heads the Spinetingler Award committee.

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1 Comment

  • Ed Gorman says:

    I have a collection of stories that was published in October. Is it possible to submit the collection for one award a story in it for the short story award?

    Thank you very much.

    Ed Gorman