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.

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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

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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  • Geetika Tyagi says:

    Great fan of Atul Sabharwal’s writings..

  • Lisa Stallings says:

    Yowza what a book

  • Dwhith says:

    Great nominees!

  • Kathy Pearlman says:

    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…

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

  • Martin Reaves says:

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

  • Bridget says:

    Matthew Scudder

  • EileenToland says:

    All of Wally Stroby’s novels are very well written

  • Matt says:

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

  • Fiona Mcvie says:

    I have voted good luck every one

  • Girl Drink Drunk says:

    Les Ederton!

    Go Les! Whooo hooo!

  • Bob Barbarowicz says:

    Lawrence Block and A drop of thr Hard Stuff

  • Robin Gaige says:

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

  • Kim Roberts says:

    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.

  • some good stuff mentioned here.

  • Leah says:

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

  • 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.

  • Stevan Allred says:

    Wire to Wire rocks!

  • Bean says:

    McKinty’s Falling Glass for me. Brilliant

  • Todd Taylor says:

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

  • Tor says:

    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!

  • Sharon McMeel says:

    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!!!!

  • TH says:

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

  • Dori Lucero says:

    I’m voting for The Bitch by Les Edgerton

  • Dori Lucero says:

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

  • Buster says:

    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.

  • Brian Bowen says:

    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!

  • cooper letendre says:

    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.

  • K Williamson says:

    Jason Stuart’s Raise a Holler is a great read

  • Brandon Nagel @bnagel1976 says:

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

  • arvind shandilya says:

    i am an avid fan of all atul sabharwal writings

  • Munira Sura says:

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

  • Gareth Price says:

    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

  • Irene McIntosh says:

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

  • Irene McIntosh says:

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

  • allan bee says:

    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.

  • Karen Freeman says:

    Way to go Scott!

  • Carol Smith says:

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

  • Ken Ingle says:

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

  • Ken Ingle says:

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