2012 Spinetingler Award – VOTING

March 31, 2012

Just a quick note on voting:

You make all of your selections then cast the votes by pressing the “Finish Survey” button at the bottom. Due to the size of the poll you will use the scroll bar at the right of the voting box to move down the poll. Please make sure your selections are final before pressing the “Finish Survey” button.

If you run into any problems please drop us a line.

Voting will remain open until the end of April and the winners will be announced on May 1st.

After the jump you can place your votes…

The nominees can be found by clicking on the following links:

The nominees for Best Novel: New Voice
The nominees for Best Novel: Rising Star
The nominees for Best Novel: Legend
The nominees for Best Anthology
The nominees for Best Short Story Collection
The nominees for Best Crime Comic/Graphic Novel
The nominees for Best Short Story on the Web
The nominees for Best Crime Fiction Publisher
The nominees for the David Thompson Community Leader Award
The nominees for Best Zine
The nominees for The Fireball Award for Best Opening Line
The nominees for Best Cover

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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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40 Responses to 2012 Spinetingler Award – VOTING

  1. Geetika Tyagi on March 31, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Great fan of Atul Sabharwal’s writings..

  2. Lisa Stallings on March 31, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Yowza what a book

  3. Dwhith on March 31, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Great nominees!

  4. Kathy Pearlman on March 31, 2012 at 11:34 am

    I’m a big fan of Lawrence Block and love all the Matt Scudder books. I’m also one of the biggest Bernie Rhodenbarr fans. Wish he’d write another of those, if only to retire Bernie and give us a great one for the road…

  5. Crystal Abrahams on March 31, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    More than Happy to vote for Larry Block ~ ALL his books are terrific!

  6. Martin Reaves on March 31, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Block and Scudder rule. That is all. :-)

  7. Bridget on March 31, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Matthew Scudder

  8. EileenToland on March 31, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    All of Wally Stroby’s novels are very well written

  9. Matt on March 31, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    McKinty all the way. I wonder how many people who have voted have read more at least half the nominated novels?

  10. Fiona Mcvie on March 31, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    I have voted good luck every one

  11. Girl Drink Drunk on March 31, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Les Ederton!

    Go Les! Whooo hooo!

  12. Bob Barbarowicz on March 31, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Lawrence Block and A drop of thr Hard Stuff

  13. Robin Gaige on March 31, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I bow down before Lawrence Block and Matthew Scudder…none greater.

  14. Kim Roberts on April 1, 2012 at 12:49 am

    I’m voting for Wallace Stroby ~ I’ve enjoyed all of his books so far, and am waiting anxiously for “Kings of Midnight” ! I also was impressed with “Black Light” and think the three authors should write Part II.

  15. winston blakely on April 1, 2012 at 5:07 am

    some good stuff mentioned here.

  16. Leah on April 1, 2012 at 11:22 am

    New Pulp Press is a fabulous publisher with unique titles and authors.

  17. Josh Stallings on April 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    What a great list, and good start for a reading list, the ones I haven’t read are shortlisted in my TBR stack. I love the variety of different writing styles represented here. Good luck all, but you don’t need it, in this case it is actually true, just being nominated says volumes about your work. So congratulations to all the nominees.

  18. Stevan Allred on April 1, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Wire to Wire rocks!

  19. Bean on April 2, 2012 at 11:14 am

    McKinty’s Falling Glass for me. Brilliant

  20. Todd Taylor on April 3, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    These are always fun to look at and give our choice!! :)

  21. Tor on April 3, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Dylan – Your short was a compelling read. Having experienced the hard reality of cancer first hand, the exit strategy depicted is understandable. Hope the decision was a mutual one!

  22. Sharon McMeel on April 4, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    I know that Lawrence Block is a tried and true crime legend. But my vote this year is all the way for Les Edgerton and his awesome novel THE BITCH, Les’ masterpiece..MOre in the the vein of Jim Thompson and David Goodis he can really write (he won a PEN/FAULKNER)…Les has had a tough life, served time in jail, been homeless and lived “the life”: unlike many crime authors he know of what he writes…and it s what makes him so good. Im voting for Les because his time has come to go from “cult” status to be recognized as what he is: a LEGEND!!!!

  23. TH on April 5, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Fan of David James Keaton’s work… check it out!!

  24. Dori Lucero on April 5, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I’m voting for The Bitch by Les Edgerton

  25. Dori Lucero on April 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Way to Go Les! Hang in there – more votes to follow

  26. Buster on April 6, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Johnny Shaw, Dove Season came to our book club and we had a great discussion. Interesting book that takes place on the Tex-Mex border. Very timely.

  27. Brian Bowen on April 7, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    big fan of Lawrence Block, I think I’ve read all of his books and met him a couple of times at readings. He’s a great guy too!

  28. cooper letendre on April 9, 2012 at 10:09 am

    The best magazine — what the heck is a zine — is Noir Nation. I’ve read all the magazines — that’s right, magazines — on the list, and noir nation comes from the old days. The others are boring journalism.

  29. K Williamson on April 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Jason Stuart’s Raise a Holler is a great read

  30. Brandon Nagel @bnagel1976 on April 12, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Beautiful, Naked and Dead was phennomenal. I loved “The Bitch” and Blasted Heath is nothing but quality.

  31. arvind shandilya on April 15, 2012 at 2:27 am

    i am an avid fan of all atul sabharwal writings

  32. Munira Sura on April 15, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Love Atul Sabharwal’s work. His writing is lucid and grasping
    till the last line
    My vote is for him

  33. Gareth Price on April 17, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Has sent me back to my TBR pile before voting. Just finished The Bitch (Superb) & currently reading The Drop (Great). Finding it impossible to decide between Josh Stallings & Donald Ray Pollock – best books I read last year, for different reasons. Good luck to everyone else on the list

  34. Irene McIntosh on April 19, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Love Hilary’s work, always keeps me on the edge of my seat. A must read.

  35. Irene McIntosh on April 19, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I vote for Hilary Davidson best short story on the web.

  36. allan bee on April 25, 2012 at 10:26 am

    what a list! and what a pity i wont have time to read them all but will do my best. when I finish every last word Mr Block has written.

  37. Karen Freeman on April 26, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Way to go Scott!

  38. Carol Smith on April 26, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Congratulation Scott! Brilliant in thoughts as pen is to paper. Where beads unite wire to wire.

  39. Ken Ingle on April 28, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    I learned more about voice in this than books I’ve read. Thanks.

  40. Ken Ingle on April 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    I learned more about “voice” from Les Edgerton’s chapter than complete books I’ve read.



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