Saturday, January 30, 2010

DAVID GOODIS DOCUMENTARY

DAVID GOODIS......TO A PULP



Produced and Directed by Larry Withers


Premiere Showing

When:   
Friday, March 5th, 2010
8:30 PM  8:30 PM  8:30 PM  8:30 PM 
PLEASE NOTE CORRECT TIME.


March 5th, 2010 will mark the 93rd anniversary of David Goodis's Birth.  His birthday is March  2,1917.

Where:   
Society Hill Playhouse
507 South 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA
215-923-0210

Cost

$10.00 at the door

Seating is LIMITED!
Q and A Session will follow the screening of this one of kind David Goodis Documentary!

DO NOT MISS THE STORY OF PHILADELPHIA'S UNSUNG NOIR WRITER AS IT HAS NEVER BEEN TOLD BEFORE!





Wednesday, January 27, 2010

DAVID GOODIS......To A Pulp


Are you ready for the long awaited David Goodis Documentary?
Your wait will be over soon!
Stay tuned for more details.

Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell


Sundance 2010 Review: 

WINTER’S BONE





The amount that goes unspoken in WINTER’S BONE, the new film from Debra Granik (DOWN TO THE BONE), is vast.  A sort of film noir set in poverty stricken, rural Missouri, the film is a true powerhouse of emotion, thrilling and daring in all the right places and trimmed through and through with top-notch performances.
Leading the charge in those performances is Jennifer Lawrence as Ree Dolly, a young girl whose mother is mentally devoid, whose siblings are too young to fend for themselves, and whose father is a drug dealer who has gone missing.  After the father misses a court date, Ree is visited by first the local sheriff, played by Garret Dillahunt, and then a bounty hunter.  She is informed that if her father is not found, alive or dead, within a week, she and her family will lose their home.  And so begins a quest throughout the community, as Ree goes from distant relative to distant relative (they’re all pretty much cousins here) in search for answers behind her father’s disappearance.  She uncovers secrets about the community and the consequences of her and other’s actions.
First and foremost, Jennifer Lawrence is amazing in this film.  At only 19, she commands her role with subtle nuances and absolute dominance.  She fills the role of a young girl who has long since been forced to grow into the head of her household, and she does so masterfully.  She had a small role last year in THE BURNING PLAIN, quite a forgettable movie, but it appears her career is about to soar.  Take note of her name, because, just as she is a force in this film, she is sure to be a force in the industry in the coming years.
Granik’s screenplay, co-written by Anne Rosellini and based on the novel from Daniel Woodrell, moves like a Dashiell Hammett novel complete with nefarious and eccentric characters, as Ree goes about her investigation.  The pacing is impeccable.  The structure of the film is anything but loose, and there is quite enough character development in the early moments so that, once things become violent, there is a real sense of foreboding danger for Ree and her family.  Granik is bold enough to include Ree in every scene, and the casting process must have been arduous to say the very least.  With Lawrence, Granik found her Ree, and the two mold the character together into one of the strongest female leads in recent memory.
Filling the gap of the femme fatale is John Hawkes as Teardrop, Ree’s uncle who may or may not be involved in her father’s disappearance.  Hawkes dominates his role, filling the ambiguity bag with equal parts of scariness and sincerity.  Early in the film, Hawkes delivers a threatening line that is both remarkably written and shockingly expressed, and that alone elicits such a sense of terror from this character that you move back a bit in your seat.  He and Lawrence play off of each other wonderfully, as well, and the level of talent at work in the scenes where Ree and Teardrop are together is flat out astonishing.
Paced like a moving journey of discovery through the rural backwoods of Missouri, WINTER’S BONE hits all the right marks, chilling when it needs to be and vastly superior in terms of surprises than many recent attempts at film noir (BRICK is not included in that statement).  Everyone at work here is at the top of their game, and Lawrence and Hawkes serve as true standouts who, if promoted correctly, should be garnering some awards buzz in early 2011.  WINTER’S BONE is remarkable, and it stands as a riveting portrayal of one, young girl’s tread through dangerous waters.  I cannot imagine seeing a greater film at Sundance.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

AS I WAS CUTTING AND OTHER NASTINESS




As I Was Cutting and Other Nastinesses 

by 

LV Rautenbaumgrabner

ISBN: 978-0-9815579-6-0

From a sociopath with superhuman hearing to a town under siege by anvils, L.V Rautenbaumgrabner’s collection of short stories are both hilarious and downright disturbing. With hints of Jim Thompson, William Faulkner, and Gabriel García Márquez, Rautenbaumgrabner is a new voice for the 21st century. Not for the squeamish, As I Was Cutting and Other Nastinesses takes crime fiction to new levels of grotesqueness.

I, for one, cannot wait to get my hands on this one!


New Pulp Press was founded in 2008 as an alternative to the often generic world of conglomerate corporate publishing. Dedicated to giving voice to some of today’s most talented and neglected writers, New Pulp Press focuses on off-center crime fiction and neo-pulp. Veering away from the assumption that a protagonist must be a sympathetic character, our books are centered around con-men, losers, and sociopaths. In other words, we represent what's best about America.
Here you won't find any saccharine coming-of-age novels or self-help books. You will find raw and desperate tales about men and women on the wrong side of the law, tales drenched with nihilism and loathing.






CRIME FACTORY is # 1 (Pulp Serenade)


(Click on the picture!)


Keith Rawson, Cameron Ashley, and Liam Jose have united forces to bring back Crime Factory, and issue #1 hit the web early early this morning. 108 pages of fiction, essays, reviews, and quotes from favorite authors like David Goodis, Charlie Huston, Ken Bruen, Jason Starr, Scott Phillips and more. The lineup for this debut issue is astonishing, and it makes a strong impression with big promises for the future. And judging from the quality of this first issue, big things are definitely on the horizon for Crime Factory. I'm still going through this first issue and I'm already anticipating Crime Factory #2.

Among the authors included in the first issue: Patti Abbott, Cameron Ashley, Frank Bill, Ken Bruen, Jimmy Callaway, Hilary Davidson, Peter Dragovich, Gordon Harries, Liam Jose, Adrian McKinty, Nerd of Noir, Scott Phillips, Keith Rawson, Kieran Shea, Steve Weddle, and Dave White.





Saturday, January 23, 2010

Noir City Film Festival 2010





Noir City Film Festival

In the Shadows

By Michael S. Gant (Jan 22, 2010 )  

The shadowy, morally murky world of Hollywood black-and-white movies of the late 40s and early 50s is the peak artistic expression of a streak of crime storytelling that began with the pulp magazines and detective novels of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler.

Every year in January, when the dashing torrents of rain replicate the mise-en-scène of many noirs, the Noir City film festival at Castro Theater presents many prime examples of the genre. Although festival director Eddie Muller can be heard doing the voice-over commentary on many noir DVDs, the event specializes in offering films that haven’t made it to home video in any form except bootlegging.



The festival stretches over two weekends, Jan. 22–31. Opening night pairs Pitfall (1948), with Dick Powell as an ordinary guy who gets mixed up with husky-voiced Lizabeth Scott and hulking Raymond Burr, with Larceny (1948), in which snarky Dan Duryea and partner John Payne try to separate a widow from her bankroll. Both films benefit from new prints.

Saturday afternoon (Jan. 23) features Robert Siodmak’s little-known Fly-By-Night (1942), a proto-noir with comic elements. It will be screened with Deported (1950), also by Siodmak. Unusual for noir, Deported takes place in Italy, with Jeff Chandler as a mobster based on Lucky Luciano. The evening matchup is a restored print of Cry Danger (1951), with Powell and Rhonda Fleming, plus The Mob (1951), with Broderick Crawford going undercover to bring down a labor racket.

Sunday’s shows may be a bit more familiar. Joseph Cotten, in one of his best parts, can’t contain his jealousy at wife Marilyn Monroe’s flirtatious ways in Niagara (1952), a rare example of a Technicolor noir; Monroe does a dance in a red sheath dress that explains all you need to know about her iconic fame.



She has a much smaller but just as memorable part in The Asphalt Jungle (1950), directed by John Huston. A tortured Sterling Hayden plays an enforcer watching Sam Jaffee’s back during a jewel heist; Monroe plays the dim but gorgeous girlfriend of the crooked lawyer (Louis Calhern) handling the fence. In a famous moment, Jaffee’s character is fatally mesmerized by the sight of a teenager girl dancing to a jukebox in a lonely diner — a great noirish moment.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Edgar® Awards - 2010 Submissions


The Edgar® Awards - 2010 Submissions


Best Novel
Abel, Kenneth, DOWN IN THE FLOOD
Adams, Will, THE ALEXANDER CIPHER
Agarwal, Shilpa, HAUNTING BOMBAY
Airth, Rennie, THE DEAD OF WINTER
Albert, Susan Wittig, WORMWOOD
Alexander, Karl, JACLYN THE RIPPER
Alexander, Tasha, TEARS OF PEARL
Alleyn, Susanne, THE CAVALIER OF THE APOCALYPSE
Andrews, Donna, SWAN FOR THE MONEY
Armstrong, Karen, FROSTBITTEN
Arruda, Suzanne, THE LEOPARD'S PREY
Arruda, Suzanne, TREASURE OF THE GOLDEN CHEETAH
Arsenault, Mark, LOOT THE MOON
Atherton, Nancy, AUNT DIMITY SLAYS THE DRAGON
Atkins, Ace, DEVIL'S GARDEN
Atkinson, Deborah Turrell, PLEASING THE DEAD
Ault, Sandi, WILD SORROW
Baden, Michael & Linda Kenney, SKELETON JUSTICE
Bain, Donald, MADISON AVENUE SHOOT
Bain, Donald, MURDER, SHE WROTE: A FATAL FEAST
Bakker, R. Scott, NEUROPATH
Baldacci, David, FIRST FAMILY
Balmaseda, Liz, SWEET MARY
Balzo, Sandra, BREWED, CRUDE AND TATTOOED
Barbieri, Maggie, FINAL EXAM
Barclay, Linwood, FEAR THE WORST
Barcomb, Wayne, THE HUNTED
Barnard, Robert, THE KILLINGS ON JUBILEE TERRACE
Barr, Nevada, BORDERLINE
Barr, Nevada, 13.5
Bass, Jefferson, BONES OF BETRAYAL
Battles, Brett, SHADOW OF BETRAYAL
Beaton, M.C., DEATH OF A WITCH
Beaton, M.C., THERE GOES THE BRIDE
Beckett, Simon, WHISPERS OF THE DEAD
Befeler, Mike, LIVING WITH YOUR KIDS IS MURDER
Berenson, Alex, THE SILENT MAN
Beres, Michael, TRAFFYCK
Bernhardt, William, NEMESIS
Bernhardt, William, CAPITOL OFFENSE
Billingham, Mark, DEATH MESSAGE
Black, Cara, MURDER IN THE LATIN QUARTER
Black, Lisa, EVIDENCE OF MURDER
Block, Paul, ARMOR OF GOD
Blundy, Anna, BREAKING FAITH
Bodman, Karna Small, FINAL FINESSE
Bolton, S.J., AWAKENING
Bourne, Sam, LAST TESTAMENT
Bowen, Michael, SERVICE DRESS BLUES
Bowen, Rhys, IN A GILDED CAGE
Bowen, Rhys, ROYAL FLUSH
Box, C.J., THREE WEEKS TO SAY GOODBYE
Box, C.J., BELOW ZERO
Bradley, Alan, THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE
Brightwell, Emily, MRS. JEFFRIES AND THE YULETIDE WEDDINGS
Brokaw, Charles, THE ATLANTIS CODE
Brown, Sandra, SMASH CUT
Brownlee, Nick, BAIT
Bruce, Alison, CAMBRIDGE BLUE
Bruen, Ken, SANCTUARY
Bruen, Ken, LONDON BOULEVARD
Bruns, Don, BAHAMA BURNOUT
Bruns, Don , STUFF TO SPY FOR
Burcell, Robin, THE BONE CHAMBER
Burke, James Lee, RAIN GODS
Cain, Chelsea, EVIL AT HEART
Cain, Tom, NO SURVIVORS: A NOVEL
Cameron, Kenneth, THE FRIGHTENED MAN
Campbell, Colin, BLUE KNIGHT, WHITE CROSS
Cannell, Dorothy, SHE SHOOTS TO CONQUER
Carey, Mike, DEAD MEN'S BOOTS
Carl, JoAnna, THE CHOCOLATE CUPID KILLINGS
Casey, Donis, THE SKY TOOK HIM
Casey, Kathryn, BLOODLINES
Castillo, Linda, SWORN TO SILENCE
Castle, Linda Lea, TAOS CHILL
Challis, Joanna, MURDER ON THE CLIFFS
Charles, Kate, DEEP WATERS
Child, Lee, GONE TOMORROW
Childs, Laura, OOLONG DEAD
Childs, Laura, TRAGIC MAGIC
Clark, Carol Higgins, CURSED
Clark, Cassandra, HANGMAN BLIND
Clark, Cassandra, THE RED VELVET TURNSHOE
Clark, Mary Higgins, JUST TAKE MY HEART
Clark, Mary Jane, DYING FOR MERCY
Cleeves, Ann, RED BONES
Cleland, Jane K., KILLER KEEPSAKES
Clemens, Judy, EMBRACE THE GRIM REAPER
Clement, Blaize, CAT SITTER ON A HOT TIN ROOF
Clements, Rory, MARTYR
Coben, Harlan, LONG LOST
Coel, Margaret, THE SILENT SPIRIT
Coggins, Mark , THE BIG WAKE-UP
Cohen, Gabriel, NEPTUNE AVENUE
Cole, Martina, FACES
Cole, Sam, CAPE GREED
Coleman, Henry with, Adams, Alina, THE MAN FROM OAKDALE
Conant-Park, Jessica &, Conant, Susan, FED UP
Connelly, Michael, THE SCARECROW
Connelly, Michael, NINE DRAGONS
Connolly, John, THE LOVERS
Cook, Robin, INVERVENTION
Cook, Thomas H., THE FATE OF KATHERINE CARR
Costa, Carol, THE MASTER PLAN
Cotterill, Colin, THE MERRY MISOGYNIST
Coulter, Catherine, KNOCK OUT
Coyle, Cleo, HOLIDAY GRIND
Coyle, Harold, NO WARRIORS, NO GLORY
Crider, Bill, MURDER IN FOUR PARTS
Crombie, Deborah, NECESSARY AS BLOOD
Crosby, Ellen, RIESLING RETRIBUTION
Crouch, Blake, ABANDON
Cumming, Charles, TYPHOON
Curnutt, Kirk, DIXIE NOIR
Cussler, Clive, CORSAIR
Cussler, Clive, MEDUSA
Cussler, Clive, THE WRECKER
Cussler, Clive, SPARTAN GOLD
Daheim, Mary, THE ALPINE UPROAR
Dahl, K.O., THE MAN IN THE WINDOW
Davidson, Diane Mott, FATALLY FLAKY
Davis, Lindsey, ALEXANDRIA
de Castrique, Mark , THE FITZGERALD RUSE
de Jonge, Peter, SHADOWS STILL REMAIN
Deaver, Jeffery , ROADSIDE CROSSES
Del Toro, Guillermo, THE STRAIN
Delany, Vicki, VALLEY OF THE LOST
Delany, Vicki, WINTER OF SECRETS
Deutermann, P.T., NIGHTWALKERS
Disher, Garry, BLOOD MOON
Doetsch, Richard, THE 13TH HOUR
Doherty, P.C., A HAUNT OF MURDER
Doherty, P.C., THE MAGICIAN'S DEATH
Donahue, Keith, ANGELS OF DESTRUCTION
Doolittle, Sean, SAFER
Doss, James D., THE WIDOW'S REVENGE
Douglas, Carole Nelson, CAT IN A TOPAZ TANGO
Dryden, Alex, RED TO BLACK
Dugoni, Robert, WRONGFUL DEATH
Duncan, Elizabeth J., THE COLD LIGHT OF MOURNING
Dunlap, Susan, CIVIL TWILIGHT
Dunn, Carola, MANNA FROM HADES
Dunn, Carola, SHEER FOLLY
Egan, K.J., WHERE IT LIES
Eglin, Anthony, THE TRAIL OF THE WILD ROSE
Eisler, Barry, FAULT LINE
Elkins, Aaron, SKULL DUGGERY
Ellis, David, THE HIDDEN MAN
Ellis, Robert, THE LAST WITNESS
Ellory, R.J., A QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELS
Emerson, Earl, CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT
Emley, Dianne, DEEPEST CUT
Ephron, Hallie, NEVER TELL A LIE
Evans, Mary Anna, FLOODGATES
Evans, Bill &, Jameson, Marianna, FROZEN FIRE
Fairstein, Linda, LETHAL LEGACY
Fanning, Diane, PUNISH THE DEED
Ferris, Monica, BLACKWORK
Fiffer, Sharon, SCARY STUFF
Finch, Charles, THE FLEET STREET MURDERS
Finder, Joseph, VANISHED
Fluke, Joanne, CREAM PUFF MURDER
Fluke, Joanne, PLUM PUDDING MURDER
Flynn, Gillian, DARK PLACES
Flynn, Vince, PURSUIT OF HONOR
Folsom, Allan, THE HADRIAN MEMORANDUM
Ford, Clyde, WHISKEY GULF
Forstchen, William, ONE SECOND AFTER
Fossum, Karin, THE WATER'S EDGE
Francis, Dick & Felix, EVEN MONEY
Franklin, Ariana, GRAVE GOODS
Fredrickson, Jack, HONESTLY DEAREST, YOU'RE DEAD
Freeman, Brian, IN THE DARK
French, Nicci, UNTIL IT'S OVER
Fulmer, David, LOST RIVER
Gabaldon, Diana, AN ECHO IN THE BONE
Gage, Leighton, BURIED STRANGERS
Garcia-Roza, Luis Alfredo, ALONE IN THE CROWD
Gardner, Lisa, THE NEIGHBOR
Gash, Jonathan, FACES IN THE POOL
Gautreaux, Tim, THE MISSING
Genelin, Michael, DARK DREAMS
George, Kathleen, THE ODDS
Glass, Matthew, ULTIMATUM
Goldberg, Lee, MR. MONK IN TROUBLE
Goldberg, Lee, MR. MONK AND THE DIRTY COP
Goldenbaum, Sally, PATTERNS IN THE SAND
Goodwin, Jason, THE BELLINI CARD
Gordon, Nadia, LETHAL VINTAGE
Gores, Joe, SPADE & ARCHER
Grabenstein, Chris, MIND SCRAMBLER
Grabien, Deborah, WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS
Grafton, Sue, U IS FOR UNDERTOW
Graham, Barbara, MURDER BY ARTIFACT: THE MURDER QUILT
Graham, Heather, NIGHTWALKER
Graham, Mitchell, DEAD DOCKET
Grant, Andrew, EVEN
Graves, Sarah, A FACE AT THE WINDOW
Greanias, Thomas, THE ATLANTIS REVELATION
Greeley, Andrew M., IRISH TWEED
Green, George Dawes, RAVENS
Green, Norman, THE LAST GUY
Green, Tim, ABOVE THE LAW
Greenwood, Kerry, MURDER IN THE DARK
Greenwood, Kerry, MURDER ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT
Greenwood, Kerry, DEVIL'S FOOD
Greenwood, Kerry, TRICK OR TREAT
Gregorio, Michael, A VISIBLE DARKNESS
Griffin, H. Terrell, WYATT'S REVENGE
Griffin, W.E.B., THE TRAFFICKERS
Grippando, James, INTENT TO KILL
Gross, Andrew, DON'T LOOK TWICE
Groundwater, Beth, TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET
Gunn, Elizabeth, NEW RIVER BLUES
Haddam, Jane, LIVING WITNESS
Hagberg, David, THE EXPEDITER
Hagberg, David, BURNED
Haig, Brian, THE HUNTED
Haines, Carolyn, GREEDY BONES
Hall, M.R., THE DISAPPEARED
Hall, Parnell, DEAD MAN'S PUZZLE
Hall, Tarquin, THE CASE OF THE MISSING SERVANT
Hallinan, Timothy, BREATHING WATER
Harris, C.S., WHAT REMAINS OF HEAVEN
Harris, Charlaine, GRAVE SECRET
Harris, Rosemary, THE BIG DIRT NAP
Harrison, Cora, THE STING OF JUSTICE
Hart, Carolyn, DARE TO DIE
Hart, Carolyn, MERRY, MERRY GHOST
Hart, Ellen , THE MIRROR AND THE MASK
Hart, John, THE LAST CHILD
Harwood, John, THE SÉANCE
Havill, Steven F., RED, GREEN OR MURDER
Hayes, J.M., SERVER DOWN
Hays, Tony, THE KILLING WAY
Healey, Judith Knoll, THE REBEL PRINCESS
Hellmann, Libby Fischer, DOUBLEBACK
Herron, Mick, SMOKE & WHISPERS
Hewson, David, DANTE'S NUMBERS
Higgins, Jack, A DARKER PLACE
Hill, A.W., NOWHERE LAND
Hilton, Matt, DEAD MEN'S DUST
Hime, James, WHERE ARMADILLOS GO TO DIE
Hitchcock, Jane Stanton, MORTAL FRIENDS
Hockensmith, Steve, THE CRACK IN THE LENS
Hoffman, Jillianne, PLEA OF INSANITY
Holton, Hugh, REVENGE
Hooper, Kay, BLOOD SINS
Housewright, David, JELLY'S GOLD
Hughes, Declan, ALL THE DEAD VOICES
Hunt, James Patrick, THE ASSAILANT
Hunter, Stephen, I, SNIPER
Hurwitz, Gregg, TRUST NO ONE
Huston, Charlie, MYSTIC ARTS OF ERASING ALL SIGNS OF DEATH
Iles, Greg , THE DEVIL'S PUNCHBOWL
Indridasib, Arnaldur, ARCTIC CHILL
Izner, Claude, THE DISAPPEARANCE OF PERE LACHAISE
Jackson, Lisa, MALICE
Jance, J.A., FIRE AND ICE
Jance, J.A., TRIAL BY FIRE
Jennings, Gary; Gleason, Robert &, Podrug, Junius, APOCALYPSE 2012
Jensen, Liz, THE RAPTURE
Johansen, Iris & Roy, STORM CYCLE
Johnson, Denis, NOBODY MOVE
Johnson, Norma Tadlock, DONNA ROSE AND THE ROOTS OF EVIL
Jones, J. Sydney, THE EMPTY MIRROR
Jones, Solomon, PAYBACK
Jones, Stan, VILLAGE OF GHOST BEARS
Judson, Daniel, THE VIOLET HOUR
Junn, Malla, A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO DIE
Kaminsky, Stuart M., BRIGHT FUTURES
Kane, Andrea, DRAWN IN BLOOD
Karp, Marshall, FLIPPING OUT
Kava, Alex, BLACK FRIDAY
Keating, H.R.F., INSPECTOR GHOTE'S FIRST CASE
Kellerman, Faye, BLINDMAN'S BLUFF
Kellerman, Jonathan, TRUE DETECTIVES
Kellerman, Jonathan, EVIDENCE
Kelly, Jim, DEATH WORE WHITE
Kerr, Phillip, A QUIET FLAME
King, Laurie R., THE LANGUAGE OF BEES
Knightly, Robert, BODIES IN WINTER
Knopf, Chris, HARD STOP
Knowles, Mike, GRINDER
Knox, Tom, THE GENESIS SECRET
Koontz, Dean, RELENTLESS
Koryta, Michael, THE SILENT HOUR
Korzenko, Julie, DEVIL'S GOLD
Kramer, Julie, MISSING MARK
Krueger, William Kent, HEAVEN'S KEEP
Kuzneski, Chris, THE LOST THRONE
Lakeman, Thomas, BROKEN WING
Land, Jon, STRONG ENOUGH TO DIE
Lansdale, Joe R., VANILLA RIDE
Lashner, William, BLOOD AND BONE
Lawrence, Margaret , ROANOKE
Lawson, Mike, HOUSE SECRETS
Leon, Donna, ABOUT FACE
Leonard, Elmore, ROAD DOGS
Leonard, Peter, TRUST ME
Leroy, Margaret, YES, MY DARLING DAUGHTER
Levien, David, WHERE THE DEAD LAY
Levine, Paul, ILLEGAL
Liang, Diane Wei, PAPER BUTTERFLY
Liesche, Margit, HOLLYWOOD BUZZ
Limon, Martin, G.I BONES
Lindsay, Frederic, MY LIFE AS A MAN
Lindsay, Jeff, DEXTER BY DESIGN
Lippman, Laura, LIFE SENTENCES
Liss, David, THE DEVIL'S COMPANY
Loehfelm, Bill, BLOODROOT
Loomis, Jon, MATING SEASON
Lovesey, Peter, SKELETON HILL
Lowry, Elizabeth, THE BELLINI MADONA
Lutz, Lisa, REVENGE OF THE SPELLMANS
MacBride, Stuart, BLIND EYE
Magnan, Pierre, THE MURDERED HOUSE
Maitland, Barry, DARK MIRROR
Maitland, Karen, THE OWL KILLERS
Maleeny, Tim, JUMP
Malfi, Ronald Damien, SHAMROCK ALLEY
Margolin, Phillip, FUGITIVE
Maron, Margaret, SAND SHARKS
Martini, Steve, GUARDIAN OF LIES
Masello, Robert, BLOOD AND ICE
Mauro, Nancy, NEW WORLD MONKEYS
May, Peter, SNAKEHEAD
Mayor, Archer, THE PRICE OF MALICE
McDermid, Val, A DARKER DOMAIN
McGarrity, Michael, DEAD OR ALIVE
McGilloway, Brian, GALLOWS LANE
McGowan, Kathleen, THE BOOK OF LOVE
McInery, Ralph, STAINED GLASS
McKinty, Adrian, FIFTY GRAND
McLean, Russel D., THE GOOD SON
McMahon, Jennifer, DISMANTLED
Meier, Leslie, MOTHER'S DAY MURDER
Meyer, Deon, BLOOD SAFARI
Mieville, China, THE CITY & THE CITY
Moerk, Christian, DARLING JIM
Moore, Christopher G., PAYING BACK JACK
Morris, Mary McGarry, THE LAST SECRET
Mosley, Walter, THE LONG FALL
Muller, Marcia, LOCKED IN
Murphy, Shirley Rousseau, CAT PLAYING CUPID
Myers, Beverle Graves, HER DEADLY MISCHIEF
Myers, Tamar, BATTER OFF DEAD
Nesbo, Jo, NEMESIS
Neville, Stuart, THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST
Nikitas, Derek, THE LONG DIVISION
Nugent, Andrew, SOUL MURDER
Ocean, T. Lynn, SOUTHERN PERIL
Palmer, Michael, THE SECOND OPINION
Paretsky, Sara, HARDBALL
Parker, Ann, LEADEN SKIES
Parker, Robert B., NIGHT AND DAY
Parker, Robert B., THE PROFESSIONAL
Parker, T. Jefferson, THE RENEGADES
Patterson, James, I, ALEX CROSS
Pattison, Eliot, THE LORD OF DEATH
Pearl, Matthew, THE LAST DICKENS
Pears, Iain, STONE'S FALL
Pearson, Ridley, KILLER SUMMER
Peffer, Randall, BANGKOK DRAGONS, CAPE COD FEARS
Pelecanos, George, THE WAY HOME
Pennie, Ross, TAINTED
Penny, Louise, A RULE AGAINST MURDER
Penny, Louise, THE BRUTAL TELLING
Perry, Anne, EXECUTION DOCK
Perry, Thomas, RUNNER
Persons, Terri, BLIND SIGHT
Phillips, Christi, THE DEVLIN DIARY
Pickens, Cathy, CAN'T NEVER TELL
Preston, Douglas &, Child, Lincoln, CEMETARY DANCE
Pronzini, Bill , SCHEMERS
Purser, Ann, TRAGEDY AT TWO
Pynchon, Thomas, INHERENT VICE
Quarty, Kwei, WIFE OF THE GODS
Quinn, Spencer, DOG ON IT
Rabb, Jonathan, SHADOW AND LIGHT
Ramsay, Frederick, CHOKER
Ramsay, Fredrick, PREDATORS
Randisi, Robert, YOU'RE NOBODY 'TIL SOMEBODY KILLS YOU
Rees, Matt Beynon, THE SAMARITAN'S SECRET
Reich, Christopher, RULES OF VENGEANCE
Reichs, Kathy, 206 BONES
Rendell, Ruth, THE MONSTER IN THE BOX
Richards, Linda L., DEATH WAS IN THE PICTURE
Riggs, Cynthia, DEATH AND HONESTY
Rivers, Joan with, Farmer, Jerrilyn, MURDER AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS
Robb, J.D., KINDRED IN DEATH
Robbins, David, BROKEN JEWEL
Robbins, Harold &, Podrug, Junius, THE SHROUD
Robinson, Peter, ALL THE COLORS OF DARKNESS
Robotham, Michael, SHATTER
Rollins, David, A KNIFE EDGE
Rollins, James, THE DOOMSDAY KEY
Rose, Karen, I CAN SEE YOU
Rose, Karen, KILL FOR ME
Rosenberg, Nancy Taylor, THE CHEATER
Rosenfelt, David, NEW TRICKS
Rosett, Sara, MAGNOLIAS, MOONLIGHT AND MURDER
Roslund, Anders &, Hellstrom, Borge, BOX 21
Ross, Ann B., MISS JULIA DELIVERS THE GOODS
Rotenberg, Robert, OLD CITY HALL
Rowland, Laura Joh, THE CLOUD PAVILION
Royal, Priscilla, CHAMBERS OF DEATH
Rozan, S.J., THE SHANGHAI MOON
Rucka, Greg, WALKING DEAD
Russell, Sheldon, THE YARD DOG
Ryan, Annelise, WORKING STIFF
Sandford, John, WICKED PREY
Sandford, John, ROUGH COUNTRY
Sansom, C.J., REVELATION
Schwegel, Theresa, LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
Scottoline, Lisa, LOOK AGAIN
Sewell, Kitty , BLOODPRINT
Shlian, Deborah &, Reid, Linda, DEAD AIR
Shuman, George, SECOND SIGHT
Sigurdardottir, Yrsa, MY SOUL TO TAKE
Silva, Daniel, THE DEFECTOR
Simon, Clea, PROBABLE CLAWS
Sims, Elizabeth, THE EXTRA
Slaughter, Karin, UNDONE
Smith, Anthony Neil, HOGDOGGIN'
Smith, Roger, MIXED BLOOD
Smith, Susan Arnout, OUT AT NIGHT
Smith, Tom Rob, THE SECRET SPEECH
Snodgrass, Melissa, THE EDGE OF RUIN
Solomita, Stephen, CRACKER BLING
Stabenow, Dana, WHISPER TO THE BLOOD
Stanley, Michael, SECOND DEATH OF GOODLUCK TINUBU
Starr, Jason, PANIC ATTACK
Steinhauer, Olen, THE TOURIST
Stockbridge, Sara, GRACE HAMMER
Stoltey, Patricia, THE DESERT HEDGE MURDERS
Stone, David, THE VENETIAN JUDGMENT
Stone, Eric, SHANGHAIED
Straka, Andy, KITTY HITTER
Sullivan, Mark T., TRIPLE CROSS
Sundstrand, David, SHADOWS OF DEATH
Sussman, Paul, THE HIDDEN OASIS
Swain, James , THE NIGHT MONSTER
Talton, John, PAIN NURSE
Tanenbaum, Robert K., CAPTURE
Tapply, William G., DARK TIGER
Tesh, Jane, A LITTLE LEARNING
Thomas, Steven M. , CRIMINAL KARMA
Thompson, Richard, FRAG BOX
Thompson, Victoria, MUDER ON WAVERLY PLACE
Thor, Brad, THE APOSTLE
Thurlo, Aimee & David, EARTHWAY
Todd, Charles, A MATTER OF JUSTICE
Todd, Charles, A DUTY TO THE DEAD
Tremayne, Peter, THE COUNCIL OF THE CURSED
Unger, Lisa, DIE FOR YOU
Ure, Louise, LIARS ANONYMOUS
Van Lustbader, Eric, ROBERT LUDLAM'S THE BOURNE DECEPTION
Vazquez, Ian, LONESOME POINT
Viets, Elaine, KILLER CUTS
Vine, Barbara, THE BIRTHDAY PRESENT
Waddell, Dan, BLOOD ATONEMENT
Wall, Kathryn R., COVENANT HALL
Wambaugh, Joseph, HOLLYWOOD MOON
Webb, Betty, DESERT LOST
West, Eugenia Lovett, OVERKILL
Westerson, Jeri, SERPENT IN THE THORNS
Westlake, Donald E., GET REAL
White, Randy Wayne, DEAD SILENCE
Wilson, F. Paul, GROUND ZERO
Wilson, Laura, THE INNOCENT SPY
Wilson, Robert, THE IGNORANCE OF BLOOD
Winspear, Jacqueline, AMONG THE MAD
Wiprud, Brian M., FEELERS
Wood, Lee, KINGDOM OF SILENCE
Woods, Stuart, MOUNTING FEARS
Woods, Stuart, LOITERING WITH INTENT
Woods, Stuart, HOTHOUSE ORCHID
Wright, Sue Owens, EMBARKING ON MURDER
Xialong, Qui, THE MAO CASE
Zelvin, Elizabeth, DEATH WIL HELP YOU LEAVE HIM

Best First Novel
Alfieri, Annamaria, CITY OF SILVER
Arsenault, Emily, THE BROKEN TEAGLASS
Atkinson, Michael, HEMINGWAY DEADLIGHTS
Bazell, Josh, BEAT THE REAPER
Berry, Jedediah, THE MANUAL OF DETECTION
Brady, Rachel, FINAL APPROACH
Burke, Michael, SWAN DIVE
Byrne, Kim, THE DROWNING RIVER
Cantrell, Rebecca, A TRACE OF SMOKE
Cardieri, Anthony J., LUCK OF THE DRAW
Chaney, Roy, THE RAGGED END OF NOWHERE
Cole, Meredith S., POSED FOR MURDER
Cooper, Glenn, SECRET OF THE SEVENTH SON
Cristofano, David, THE GIRL SHE USED TO BE
Dahler, Don, A TIGHT LIE
Depp, Daniel, LOSER'S TOWN
Dial, Connie, INTERNAL AFFAIRS
Dicks, Matthew, SOMETHING MISSING
Dolan, Harry, BAD THINGS HAPPEN
Downie, Jr., Leonard, THE RULES OF THE GAME
Elias, Gerald, DEVIL'S TRILL
Faye, Lyndsay, DUST AND SHADOW: AN ACCOUNT OF THE RIPPER KILLINGS BY DR. JOHN H. WATSON
Fenton, Margaret, LITTLE LAMB LOST
Forman, Steven M., BOCA KNIGHTS
Freveletti, Jamie, RUNNING FROM THE DEVIL
Gilman, Keith, FATHER'S DAY
Grace, Nancy, THE ELEVENTH VICTIM
Gruley, Bryan, STARVATION LAKE
Gudenkauf, Heather, THE WEIGHT OF SILENCE
Harrigan, M.E., 9800 SAVAGE ROAD
Harwood, Seth, JACK WAKES UP
Hawk, Rhodi, A TWISTED LADDER
Hayman, James, THE CUTTING
Hebert, Brandon, MY OWN WORST ENEMY
Hinger, Charlotte, DEADLY DESCENT
Holzner, Nancy, PEACE, LOVE AND MURDER
Ifkovic, Edward, LONE STAR
Kiely, Tracy, MURDER AT LONGBOURN
Kipp, Charles, HELL'S KITCHEN HOMICIDE
Kleinfeld, Lenny, SHOOTERS AND CHASERS
Larsen, Craig, MANIA
LeBeau, John J., COLLISION OF EVIL
Levenson, Barbara, FATAL FEBRUARY
Levin, Daniel, THE LAST EMBER
Littlefield, Sophie, A BAD DAY FOR SORRY
Locke, Attica, BLACK WATER RISING
Lowe, Tom, A FALSE DAWN
Madsen, Diane Gilbert, A CADGER'S CURSE
Manfredo, Lou, RIZZO'S WAR
Mastras, George, FIDALI'S WAY
Orgain, Diana, BUNDLE OF TROUBLE
Parks, Brad, FACES OF THE GONE
Pearson, A. Scott, RUPTURE
Perez, Henry, KILLING RED
Pintoff, Stefanie, IN THE SHADOW OF GOTHAM
Pollack, Barry, FORTY-EIGHT X: THE LEMURIA PROJECT
Potts, Sharon, IN THEIR BLOOD
Ramirez, Misa, LIVING THE VIDA LOLA
Robertson, Michael, THE BAKER STREET LETTERS
Roman, A.E., CHINATOWN ANGEL
Schwartz, Stephen Jay, BOULEVARD
Siger, Jeffrey, MURDER IN MYKONOS
Tafoya, Dennis, DOPE THIEF
Tremblay, Paul, THE LITTLE SLEEP
Ullmann, Brian, DARWIN'S RACE
Uviller, Daphne, SUPER IN THE CITY
Vonnegut, Norb, TOP PRODUCER
White, J.P., EVERY BOAT TURNS SOUTH

Best Paperback Original
Abbott, Megan, BURY ME DEEP
Akunin, Boris, SISTER PELAGIA AND THE RED COCKEREL
Alcorn, Alfred, THE LOVE POTION MURDERS IN THE MUSEUM OF MAN
Alderman, P.J., HAUNTING JORDAN
Alvtegen, Karin, BETRAYAL
Anderson, Louise, PERCEPTION OF DEATH
Argula, Anne, KRAPP'S LAST CASSETTE
Ash, Maureen, A PLAGUE OF POISON
Atwell, Sarah, SNAKE IN THE GRASS
Atwood, Russell, LOSERS LIVE LONGER
Barrett, Lorna, BOOKMARKED FOR DEATH
Barrett, Lorna, BOOKPLATE SPECIAL
Barris, Chuck, WHO KILLED ART DECO?
Barron, Stephanie, THE WHITE GARDEN
Barton, Beverly, SILENT KILLER
Baxter, Cynthia, TOO RICH AND TOO DEAD
Becker, James, THE FIRST APOSTLE
Benson, Raymond, DARK SIDE OF THE MORGUE
Birken, MD, Gary , CODE 15
Black, Michael A., HOSTILE TAKEOVERS
Blackwell, Juliet, SECONDHAND SPIRITS
Blair, Annette, A VEILED DECEPTION
Blair, Annette, LARCENY AND LACE
Blair, Michael, DEPTH OF FIELD
Bliss, Miranda , MURDER HAS A SWEET TOOTH
Brandreth, Gyles, OSCAR WILDE AND THE DEAD MAN'S SMILE
Bredes, Don, THE ERRAND BOY
Brightwell, Emily, MRS. JEFFRIES IN THE NICK OF TIME
Brothers, Marilee, THE ROCK AND ROLL QUEEN OF BEDLAM
Bruen, Ken &  Coleman, Reed Farrel, TOWER
Burton, Mary, DYING SCREAM
Bush, Nancy, UNSEEN
Caldwell, Laura, RED HOT LIES
Caldwell, Laura, RED BLOODED MURDER
Caldwell, Laura, RED, WHITE & DEAD
Camilleri, Andrea, AUGUST HEAT
Canadeo, Anne, WHILE MY PRETTY ONE KNITS
Carlisle, Kate, HOMICIDE IN HARDCOVER
Carmon, Haggai, THE CHAMELEON CONSPIRACY
Carmon, Haggai, TRIANGLE OF DECEPTION
Carr, Eileen, HOLD BACK THE DARK
Carroll, Margaret, A DARK LOVE
Carroll, Margaret, RIPTIDE
Carter, Sammi, SUCKER PUNCH
Casey, Elizabeth Lynn, SEW DEADLY
Chase, F.J., DARKNESS UNDER HEAVEN
Childs, Laura, EGGS BENEDICT ARNOLD
Christofferson, April, ALPHA FEMALE
Coffey, Jan, THE PUPPET MASTER
Coffey, Jan, BLIND EYE
Cohen, Jeffrey, A NIGHT AT THE OPERATION
Collins, Kate, EVIL IN CARNATIONS
Collins, Max Allan, QUARRY IN THE MIDDLE
Connolly, Sheila, ROTTEN TO THE CORE
Connor, Beverly, SCATTERED GRAVES
Connor, Beverly, DUST TO DUST
Corpi, Lucha, DEATH AT SOLSTICE
Craven, Michael, BODY COPY
Daniels, Casey, NIGHT OF THE LOVING DEAD
Daniels, Casey, DEAD MAN TALKING
Davidson, Eileen, DIAL EMMY FOR MURDER
Davis, Pierre, A BREED APART
Dennison, Hannah, SCOOP!
Dennison, Hannah, EXPOSE!
Dent, Lester, HONEY IN HIS MOUTH
Dittrich, Stacy, MARY JANE'S GRAVE
Edmondson, Jill, BLOOD AND GROOM
Ellison, J.T., JUDAS KISS
Emley, Dianne, CUT TO THE QUICK
Evans, Christy, SINK TRAP
Evans, Jimmie Ruth, LEFTOVER DEAD
Fitzsimmons, Thomas, CITY OF FIRE
Fox, Kathryn, BLOODBORN
Gagnon, Michelle, THE GATEKEEPER
Gatiss, Mark, BLACK BUTTERFLY
Gibbins, David, THE TIGER WARRIOR
Gilling, Tom, SEVEN MILE BEACH
Gilstrap, John, NO MERCY
Goddard, Robert, NAME TO A FACE
Goldberg, Tod, THE END GAME
Goldman, Joel, THE DEAD MAN
Gorman, Ed, THE MIDNIGHT ROOM
Grace, Margaret, MALICE IN MINIATURE
Grace, Margaret, MOURNING IN MINIATURE
Graham, C.S., THE SOLOMON EFFECT
Graham, Heather, UNHALLOWED GROUND
Greiman, Lois, ONE HOT MESS
Griffin, Laura, UNTRACEABLE
Griffin, Laura, WHISPER OF WARNING
Haines, Kathryn Miller, WINTER IN JUNE
Hamilton, Barbara, THE NINTH DAUGHTER
Harper, Karen, DEEP DOWN
Harrison, Colin, RISK
Hartley, A.J., WHAT TIME DEVOURS
Holt, Hazel, MRS. MALORY AND ANY MAN'S DEATH
Hornsby, Wendy, IN THE GUISE OF MERCY
Hunt, Angela, LET DARKNESS COME
Hunter, Gwen, RAPID DESCENT
Ironside, Elizabeth , THE ART OF DECEPTION
Jackson, Lisa &, Bush, Nancy, WICKED GAME
James, Steven, THE KNIGHT
Janzen, Tara, BREAKING LOOSE
Johnston, Joan, OUTCAST
Johnston, Linda O., NEVER SAY STY
Johnston, Linda O., HOWL DEADLY
Johnston, Paul, THE SOUL COLLECTOR
Jordan, Chris, TORN
Kandel, Susan, DIAL H FOR HITCHCOCK
Kellough, Janet, ON THE HEAD OF A PIN
Kent, Rebecca , FINISHED OFF
Keyes, Daniel, THE ASYLUM PROPHECIES
Killian, Diana, DOCKETFUL OF POESY
Killian, Diana, DIAL OM FOR MURDER
Kimberly, Alice, THE GHOST AND THE HAUNTED MANSION
Kingsbury, Kate, DECKED WITH FOLLY
Kozak, Harley Jane, A DATE YOU CAN'T REFUSE
Lakin, Rita, GETTING OLD IS DISASTER
Lamb, John, THE TREACHEROUS TEDDY
LaPierre, Janet, RUN A CROOKED MILE
LaPlante, Lynda, DEADLY INTENT
Laurie, Victoria, GHOULS JUST HAUNT TO HAVE FUN
Laurie, Victoria, DOOM WITH A VIEW
Lavene, Joyce & Jim, GHASTLY GLASS
Lavene, Joyce & Jim, A CORPSE FOR YEW
Lawrence, C.E., SILENT SCREAMS
Lazar, Aaron Paul, MAZURKA
Lilley, Kathryn, MAKEOVERS CAN BE MURDER
Loomis, Gregg, THE COPTIC SECRET
Lovelace, Merline, ALL THE WRONG MOVES
Lowe, Sheila, DEAD WRITE
Lutz, John, URGE TO KILL
Lyons, C.J., WARNING SIGNS
Lyons, C.J., URGENT CARE
Maberry, Jonathan, PATIENT ZERO
Malliet, G.M., DEATH AND THE LIT CHICK
Manning, John, ALL THE PRETTY DEAD GIRLS
Marberg, Peg, FATAL FLIP
Marsella, Celeste, PERFECTLY CRIMINAL
Martin, P.D., FAN MAIL
Martin, P.D., THE KILLING HANDS
McCoy, Judi, HOUNDING THE PAVEMENT
McCoy, Judi, HEIR OF THE DOG
McDermid, Val, BENEATH THE BLEEDING
McGee, Chazz, DESOLATE ANGEL
Miller, John Ramsey, THE LAST DAY
Mofina, Rick, SIX SECONDS
Mofina, Rick, VENGEANCE ROAD
Morgan, Kaye, KILLER SODOKU
Moss, John, GRAVE DOUBTS
Nadel, Barbara, ARABESK
Neggers, Carla, COLD RIVER
Novak, Brenda, THE PERFECT COUPLE
Novak, Brenda, THE PERFECT LIAR
Novak, Brenda, THE PERFECT MURDER
O'Brien, Kevin, FINAL BREATH
Olsen, Gregg, HEART OF ICE
Olson, Karen, THE MISSING INK
O'Neal, James, THE HUMAN DISGUISE
Oust, Gail, WHACK 'N ROLL
Palov, C.M., ARK OF FIRE
Patton, Lee, LOVE AND GENETIC WEAPONRY: THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE
Pelegrimas, Marcus, BLOOD BLADE
Petersen, Christian, OUTSIDE THE LINE
Piccirilli, Tom, THE COLDEST MILE
Pinter, Jason, THE FURY
Pinter, Jason, THE DARKNESS
Pollero, Rhonda, FAT CHANCE
Porkpie, Jonny, THE CORPSE WORE PASTIES
Price, Suzanne, NOTORIOUSLY NEAT
Rabkin, Bill, PSYCH: MIND OVER MAGIC
Raybourn, Deanna, SILENT ON THE MOOR
Richards, Emilie, A LIE FOR A LIE
Roberts, Wendy, DEAD AND KICKING
Rosenfeld, Arthur, QUIET TEACHER
Ruttan, Sandra, LULLABY FOR THE NAMELESS
Sandom, J.G., THE GOD MACHINE
Scott, Michele, CORKED BY CABERNET
Simonson, Sheila, AN OLD CHAOS
Somer, Mehmet Murat, THE GIGOLO MURDER
Somers, Jeff, THE ETERNAL PRISON
St. Claire, Roxanne, HUNT HER DOWN
St. Claire, Roxanne, MAKE HER PAY
Stanley, J.B., THE BATTERED BODY
Stanton, Mary, ANGEL'S ADVOCATE
Starr, Jason, FAKE I.D.
Staub, Wendy Corsi, DEAD BEFORE DARK
Stevens, Amanda, THE WHISPERING ROOM
Stone, Joel, THE JERUSALEM FILE
Strange, Marc, BODY BLOWS
Stuart, Anne, SILVER FALLS
Stuckart, Diane A.S., PORTRAIT OF A LADY
Swanson, Denise, MURDER OF A ROYAL PAIN
Sweeney, Leann, THE CAT, THE QUILT AND THE CORPSE
Tallis, Frank, FATAL LIES
Teller, Joseph, BRONX JUSTICE
Teller, Joseph, DEPRAVED INDIFFERENCE
Thayer, Terri, INKED UP
Tyler, L.C., THE HERRING SELLER'S APPRENTICE
Vargas, Fred, THE CHALK CIRCLE MAN
Viets, Elaine, THE FASHION HOUND MURDERS
Washburn, Livia J., KILLER CRAB CAKES
Watson, Wendy, I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM
Wells, Melinda, DEATH TAKES THE CAKE
Wilson, Steven , PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S SECRET
Zelazny, Roger, THE DEAD MAN'S BROTHER
Zeltserman, Dave, PARIAH


Best Fact Crime
Ballard, Michaele, BEAUTY SLEEP: A GLAMOROUS MOTHER, A WOMAN FROM HER PAST, AND HER MYSTERIOUS DEATH
Bartlett, Allison Hoover, THE MAN WHO LOVED BOOKS TOO MUCH: THE TRUE STORY OF A THIEF, A DETECTIVE, AND A WORLD OF LITERARY OBSESSION
Beattie, Robert, LANGUAGE OF EVIL
Beebe, Michael, THE BIKE PATH KILLER
Benson, Michael, THE BURN FARM
Billups, Andrea &, Miller, Steve, A SLAYING IN THE SUBURBS: THE TARA GRANT MURDER
Boser, Ulrich, GARDNER HEIST: THE TRUE STORY OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST UNSOLVED ART HEIST
Brown, Ethan, SHAKE THE DEVIL OFF: THE TRUE STORY OF THE MURDER THAT ROCKED NEW ORLEANS
Butts, Edward, LINE OF FIRE: HEROISM, TRAGEDY AND CANADA'S POLICE
Caine, Alex, BEFRIEND AND BETRAY: INFILTRATING THE HELLS ANGELS, BANDITOS AND OTHER CRIMINAL BROTHERHOODS
Carlo, Philip, THE BUTCHER: ANATOMY OF A MAFIA PSYCHOPATH
Chadwick, Bruce, I AM MURDERED: GEORGE WYTHE, THOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE KILLING THAT SHOCKED A NEW NATION
Ciotta, Rose, CRUEL GAMES: A BRILLIANT PROFESSOR, A LOVING MOTHER, A BRUTAL MURDER
Cohen, Lisa R., AFTER ETAN: THE MISSING CHILD CASE THAT HELD AMERICA CAPTIVE
Crandell, Doug, FEAR CAME TO TOWN: THE SANTA CLAUS, GEORGIA MURDERS
Crowl, Thomas, MURDER OF A JOURNALIST: THE TRUE STORY OF THE DEATH OF DONALD RING MELLETT
Cullen, Dave, COLUMBINE
Dash, Mike, THE FIRST FAMILY: TERROR, EXTORTION, REVENGE, MURDER, AND THE BIRTH OF THE AMERICAN MAFIA
Delano, Det. Dennis, Schober, Jeff &, BIKE PATH RAPIST: A COP'S FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF CATCHING THE KILLER WHO TERRORIZED A COMMUNITY
DiCosmo, Bridget, SERIAL MURDER 101
Dobyns, Jay, NO ANGEL: MY HARROWING UNDERCOVER JOURNEY TO THE INNER CIRCLE OF THE HELL'S ANGELS
Emmins, Alan, MOP MEN: INSIDE THE WORLD OF CRIME SCENE CLEANERS
Fanning, Diane, A POISONED PASSION: A YOUNG MOTHER, HER WAR HERO HUSBAND, AND THE MARRIAGE THAT ENDED IN MURDER
Fanning, Diane, MOMMY'S LITTLE GIRL: CASEY ANTHONY AND HER DAUGHTER CAYLEE'S TRAGIC FATE
Flacco, Anthony, THE ROAD OUT OF HELL: SANFORD CLARK AND THE TRUE STORY OF THE WINEVILLE MURDERS
Folsom, Tom, THE MAD ONES: CRAZY JOE GALLO & THE REVOLUTION AT THE EDGE OF THE UNDERWORLD
Glatt, John C., SECRETS IN THE CELLAR
Guinn, Jeff, GO DOWN TOGETHER: THE TRUE, UNTOLD STORY OF BONNIE AND CLYDE
Hallcox, Jarrett &, Welch, Amy, BEHIND THE YELLOW TAPE: ON THE ROAD WITH SOME OF AMERICA'S HARDEST WORKING CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATORS
Heidenry, John, ZERO AT THE BONE: THE PLAYBOY, THE PROSTITUTE, AND THE MURDER OF BOBBY GREENLEASE
Henderson, Tom, AFRAID OF THE DARK: THE TRUE STORY OF A RECKLESS HUSBAND, HIS STUNNING WIFE, AND THE MURDER THAT SHATTERED A FAMILY
Hodel, Steve with, Pezzullo, Ralph, MOST EVIL: AVENGER, ZODIAC AND THE FURTHER SERIAL MURDERS OF DR. GEORGE HODEL
Hoobler, Dorothy & Thomas, CRIMES OF PARIS
Hunter, George, LIMB FROM LIMB
James, Laura, THE LOVE PIRATE AND THE BANDIT'S SON: MURDER, SIN AND SCANDAL IN THE SHADOW OF JESSE JAMES
Johnson, Larry &, Baldyga, Scott, FROZEN: MY JOURNEY INTO THE WORLD OF CRYONICS, DECEPTION AND DEATH
Keefe, Patrick Radden, THE SNAKEHEAD: AN EPIC TALE OF THE CHINATOWN UNDERWORLD AND THE AMERICAN DREAM
Kimball, Camille, A SUDDEN SHOT: THE PHOENIX SERIAL SHOOTER
King, Jeanne, SIGNED IN BLOOD: THE TRUE STORY OF TWO WOMEN, A SINISTER PLOT, AND COLD BLOODED MURDER
LaRosa, Paul, SEVEN DAYS OF RAGE: THE DEADLY CRIME SPREE OF THE CRAIGSLIST KILLER
Lasseter, Don, YOU'LL NEVER FIND MY BODY
Lasseter, Don, HONEYMOON WITH A KILLER
Lazar, Zachary, EVENING'S EMPIRE: THE STORY OF MY FATHER'S MURDER
Lehr, Dick, THE FENCE: A POLICE COVER-UP ALONG BOSTON'S RACIAL DIVIDE
Levenson, Thomas, NEWTON AND THE COUNTERFEITER: THE UNKNOWN DETECTIVE CAREER OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST SCIENTIST
McDonald, Brian, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT: THE SHOCKING TRUE STORY OF A FAMILY KILLED IN COLD BLOOD
McMurray, Kevin, DESIRE TURNED DEADLY: THE TRUE STORY OF A BEAUTIFUL GIRL, HER TEENAGE SWEETHEART, AND THE LOVE THAT ENDED IN MURDER
McPhee, Michele R., WHEN EVIL RULES: VENGEANCE AND MURDER ON CAPE COD
McRae, Donald , THE LAST TRIALS OF CLARENCE DARROW
Mustafa, Susan D., BLOOD BATH
Pappas, Kevin, GODFATHER OF THE NIGHT: A GREEK MAFIA FATHER, A DRUG RUNNER SON, AND AN UNEXPECTED SHOT AT REDEMPTION
Phelps, M. William, DEADLY SECRETS
Phelps, M. William, CRUEL DEATH
Puit, Glenn, FATHER OF THE YEAR
Puit, Glenn, IN HER PRIME: THE MURDER OF A POLITICAL STAR
Rayner, Richard, A BRIGHT AND GUILTY PLACE
Robisheaux, Thomas, THE LAST WITCH OF LANGENBURG
Rosen, Fred, DEADLY ANGEL: THE BIZARRE TRUE STORY OF ALASKA'S KILLER STRIPPER
Rother, Caitlin, BODY PARTS
Rule, Ann, BUT I TRUSTED YOU
Salisbury, Laney &, Sujo, Aly, PROVENANCE: HOW A CON MAN AND A FORGER REWROTE THE HISTORY OF MODERN ART
Sands, Stella, BEHIND THE MASK: A TRUE STORY OF OBSESSION AND A SAVAGE GENIUS
Scott, Robert, RIVERS OF BLOOD
Scott, Robert , LUST TO KILL
Scotti, R.A., VANISHED SMILE: THE MYSTERIOUS THEFT OF MONA LISA
Seal, Mark, WILDFLOWER: AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE AND UNTIMELY DEATH IN AFRICA
Sekulich, Daniel, TERROR ON THE SEAS: TRUE TALES OF MODERN-DAY PIRATES
Sherman, Casey, BAD BLOOD: FREEDOM AND DEATH IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
Silver, Vernon, THE LOST CHALICE: THE EPIC HUNT FOR A PRICELESS MASTERPIECE
Smith, Carlton, THE PROM NIGHT MURDERS: A DEVOTED AMERICAN FAMILY, THEIR TROUBLED SON AND A GHASTLY CRIME
Sofios, Alysia &, Rother, Caitlin, WHERE HOPE BEGINS: ONE FAMILY'S JOURNEY OUT OF TRAGEDY AND THE REPORTER WHO HELPED THEM MAKE IT
Sullivan, Kevin M., THE BUNDY MURDERS: A COMPREHENSIVE HISTORY
Sweetingham, Lisa, CHEMICAL COWBOYS: THE DEAS SECRET MISSION TO HUNT DOWN A NOTORIOUS ECSTASY KINGPIN
Van Meter, William, BLUEGRASS: A TRUE STORY OF MURDER IN KENTUCKY

Best Critical-Biographical
James, P.D., TALKING ABOUT DETECTIVE FICTION
MacDonald, Kate, JOHN BUCHAN: A COMPANION TO THE MYSTERY FICTION
McDonald, Craig, ROGUE MALES: CONVERSATIONS & CONFRONTATIONS ABOUT THE WRITING LIFE
Penzler, Otto, THE LINEUP: THE WORLD'S GREATEST CRIME WRITERS TELL THE INSIDE STORY OF THEIR GREATEST DETECTIVES
Reilly, Edward J., MURDER 101: ESSAYS ON THE TEACHING OF DETECTIVE FICTION
Rogak, Lisa, HAUNTED HEART: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF STEPHEN KING
Rolls, Alistair &, Walker, Deborah, FRENCH AND AMERICAN NOIR: DARK CROSSINGS
Rose, Andrew, LETHAL WITNESS: SIR BERNARD SPILSBURY, HONORARY PATHOLOGIST
Santangelo, Elena, DAME AGATHA'S SHORTS: AN AGATHA CHRISTIE SHORT STORY COMPANION
Schenkar, Joan, THE TALENTED MISS HIGHSMITH: THE SECRET LIFE AND SERIOUS ART OF PATRICIA HIGHSMITH
Vincent, Bev, THE STEPHEN KING ILLUSTRATED COMPANION
Wlaschin, Ken, SILENT MYSTERY AND DETECTIVE MOVIES: A COMPREHENSIVE FILMOGRAPHY


Best Short Story
Abbott, Megan, "IT'S LIKE A WHISPER" - PHOENIX NOIR
Aborn, Russ, "TURN SPEED" - BOSTON NOIR
Acevedo, Mario, "OH. YEAH" - HIT LIST
Ahmad, Omair, "YESTERDAY MAN" - DELHI NOIR
Alcala, Kathleen, "BLUE SUNDAY" - SEATTLE NOIR
Alexander, Gary, "CHARLIE AND THE PIRATES" - AHMM JAN/FEB 2009
Allington, Maynard, "IDENTITY CRISIS" - EQMM MARCH/APRIL 2009
Allyn, Doug, "AN EARLY CHRISTMAS" - EQMM JAN 2009
Allyn, Doug, "THE VALHALLA VERDICT" - EQMM MARCH/APRIL 2009
Allyn, Doug, "FLASHBACK" - AHMM JUNE 2009
Allyn, Doug, "FAMOUS LAST WORDS" - EQMM NOV 2009
Anderson, Eileen, "SNOW BLANKET" - EQMM JAN 2009
Andrews, Dale C., "THE MAD HATTER'S RIDDLE" - EQMM SEPT-OCT 2009
Anglen, Robert, "GROWING BACK" - PHOENIX NOIR
Antrim, Kathleen, "THROUGH A VEIL DARKLY" - THRILLER 2
Ardai, Charles, "MY HUSBAND'S WIFE" - EQMM JULY 2009
Arsenault, Mark, "WHAMMER JAMMER" - EQMM NOV 2009
Atkins, Ace, "LAST FAIR DEAL GONE DOWN" - CROSSROAD BLUES
Atkins, Joseph B., "PICKUP ON ROUTE 66" - AHMM SEPT 2009
Axelberg, E.A. , "SANCTUARY" - EQMM JUNE 2009
Ayres, Noreen, "THE EXQUISITE BURDEN OF BONES" - MURDER PAST, MURDER PRESENT
Azzarello, Brian, "ROY" - UNCAGE ME
Bagley, Patrick Shawn, "WELCOME TO WAL-MART, MOTHERFUCKER" - UNCAGE ME
Baker, Glenda, "THE VERDICT" - QUARRY
Bal, Hartosh Singh, "JUST ANOTHER DEATH" - DELHI NOIR
Ballard, Mignon E., "MURDER IN BLACK AND WHITE" - EQMM SEPT-OCT 2009
Bankier, William, "THE TUMBRIL" - EQMM SEPT-OCT 2009
Banks, Dakota, "CALAMITY" - MURDER PAST, MURDER PRESENT
Bardsley, Greg, "HOTSHOT 52" - UNCAGE ME
Barnard, Robert, "THE LOVER AND LEVER SOCIETY" - EQMM JAN 2009
Barnard, Robert, "THE LOST GIRL" - EQMM MARCH/APRIL 2009
Barnard, Robert, "MEMORY" - EQMM DEC 2009
Baxter, Jean Rae, "AN AFTERNOON AT THE COTTAGE" - EQMM DEC 2009
Benton, Caroline, "MOUSE" - EQMM JAN 2009
Benton, Caroline, "L'ETANG DU DIABLE" - EQMM MAY 2009
Berliner, Talia, "COW PALACE" - UNCAGE ME
Betancourt, Luis Adrian, "ONE CONFESSION TOO MANY" - EQMM MARCH/APRIL 2009
Bhattacharya, Nalinaksha, "HISSING COBRAS" - DELHI NOIR
Blackmoore, Stephen, "LIKE THAT JAPANESE CHICK WHAT BROKE UP VAN HALEN" - UNCAGE ME
Boland, John C., "200 BIG ONES" - AHMM MARCH 2009
Boland, John C., "THE TROLLFARM KILLING" - AHMM DEC 2009
Bolton, Chris A., "THE RED ROOM" - PORTLAND NOIR
Bonner, Brynn, "SEA CHANGE" - EQMM DEC 2009
Boosta, , "SILENCE IS GOLDEN" - ROME NOIR
Brandon, Jay, "A JURY OF HIS PEERS" - MURDER PAST, MURDER PRESENT
Braver, Gary, "GHOST WRITER" - THRILLER 2
Breen, Jon L., "IDENTITY THEFT" - EQMM MAY 2009
Breen, Jon L., "FAKE RESUME" - EQMM AUGUST 2009
Brett, Simon, "SLOW BURN" - EQMM JAN 2009
Brett, Simon, "THE MAN WHO DIDN'T PLAY GOLF" - EQMM JULY 2009
Brooks, Jay, "OIL SLICK" - AHMM MARCH 2009
Bruen, Ken, "AND ALL THE SWANS ARE DYING" - UISCE
Bruen, Ken, "BRANT'S HIGH TIDE" - UISCE
Bundy, Christopher, "FOR THE LOVE OF MARY HOOKS" - EQMM MAY 2009
Burke, Declan, "NO THANKS, PLEASE" - UNCAGE ME
Burns, Rex, "CONSTABLE SMITH AND THE BONE POINTER" - AHMM OCT 2009
Burrows, Norma, "CONFESSIONS OF A TELEMARKETER" - QUARRY
Cahill, Gary, THAT KIND OF GUY" - EQMM JAN 2009
Callahan, Barbara, "MY MOTHER'S KEEPER" - EQMM JUNE 2009
Cameron, Bill, "COFFEE, BLACK" - PORTLAND NOIR
Cameron, Dana , "FEMME SOLE" - BOSTON NOIR
Campbell, Melodie, "SANTA BABY" - AHMM JAN/FEB 2009
Cannon, Taffy, "A HINT OF MINT" - MURDER PAST, MURDER PRESENT
Carofiglio, Gianrico, "CHRISTMAS EVES" - ROME NOIR
Chapman, Tim, "A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE" - AHMM OCT 2009
Chercover, Sean, "A CALCULATED RISK" - THRILLER 2
Chesbro, George C., "HOME INVERSION" - AHMM JUNE 2009
Child, Lee, "PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION" - PHOENIX NOIR
Chittenden, Meg, "THE TROMBONE PLAYER" - EQMM JUNE 2009
Chittenden, Meg, "DEAD ON THE 4TH OF JULY" - MURDER PAST, MURDER PRESENT
Chowdhury, Siddharth, "HOSTEL" - DELHI NOIR
Christie, Agatha, "THE INCIDENT OF THE DOG'S BALL - STRAND
Clark, John R., "ALL SET" - QUARRY
Clark, Nancy Brewka, "P TO Q" - QUARRY
Cleland, Jane K., "DESIGNED TO KILL" - AHMM JUNE 2009
Cobb, James H., "DESERT AND SWAMP" - EQMM MARCH/APRIL 2009
Cohen, Phyllis, "DESIGNER JUSTICE" - THE PROSECUTION REST
Colbert, Curt, "TILL DEATH DO US…" - SEATTLE NOIR
Cook, Frank, "THE GREATEST CRIMINAL MIND EVER" - QUARRY
Copek, Judy, "BAD TRIP" - QUARRY
Corbett, David, "THE AXIOM OF CHOICE" - STRAND MAGAZINE
Corbett, David, "DEAD BY CHRISTMAS" - PHOENIX NOIR
Corey, Trina, "VACATION" - EQMM MARCH/APRIL 2009
Corpi, Lucha, "HOLLOW POINT AT THE SYNAPSE" - HIT LIST
Cortez, Sarah, "IN MY HANDS" - HIT LIST
Crider, Bill, "PURE PULP" - MURDER PAST, MURDER PRESENT
Crouch, Blake, SHINING ROCK" - EQMM MAY 2009
Crouch, Blake, "REMAKING" - THRILLER 2
Crouch, Blake, "*69" - UNCAGE ME
Culpepper, Mike, "THE ICICLE JUDGMENT" - AHMM JAN/FEB 2009
Culpepper, Mike, "HOW AUNT PUD, AUNT MARGARET, AND THE FAMILY RETAINERS KEPT ME FROM HANGING" - AHMM JULY-AUG 2009
Culpepper, Mike, "THE NECKLACE OF GLASS" - AHMM NOV 2009
Daff, Ryan, "GONE MISSING" - EQMM DEC 2009
Davis, Val, "RETURN TO SENDER" - EQMM SEPT-OCT 2009
De Loo, Tessa, "THE CANDY-FACTORY GIRLS" - EQMM NOV 2009
De Silva, Diego, "DON’T' TALK TO THE PASSENGER" - ROME NOIR
Dean, David, "AWAKE" - EQMM JULY 2009
Dean, David, "ERIN'S JOURNAL" - EQMM DEC 2009
Deaver, Jeffery , "THE WEAPON" - THRILLER 2
DeNoux, O'Neil &, Westmoreland, Kent, "PRICE TAG ATTACHED" - AHMM APRIL 2009
Dereske, Jo, "FOLLOW UP" - THE PROSECUTION RESTS
Deverell, Diana, "SILICON VALLEY TANGO" - AHMM JULY-AUG 2009
DeWeese, Dan, "THE SLEEPER" - PORTLAND NOIR
Dirckx, John H., "ELIMINATE THE MIDDLEMAN" - AHMM JAN/FEB 2009
Dirckx, John H., "DEATH INSIDE A BOX" - AHMM APRIL 2009
Dirckx, John H., "REAL MEN DIE" - AHMM SEPT 2009
Dobson, Joanne &, Myers, Beverle Graves, "A GOOD CUPPA JOE" - AHMM OCT 2009
Drake, Monica, "BABY, I'M HERE" - PORTLAND NOIR
Drees, Charlie, "BY HOOK OR BY CROOK" - THE PROSECUTION RESTS
Duarte, Stella Pope, "CONFESSION" - PHOENIX NOIR
DuBois, Brendan, "THE HIGH HOUSE WRITER" - AHMM JULY-AUG 2009
DuBois, Brendan, "THE DARK ISLAND" - BOSTON NOIR
Dufresne, John, "THE CROSS-EYED BEAR" - BOSTON NOIR
Dunbaugh, Eileen, "THE LETTER" - THE PROSECUTION RESTS
Eccles, Marjorie, "REARRANGEMENTS" - EQMM NOV 2009
Egan, K.J., "A SMALL CIRCLE" - AHMM JAN/FEB 2009
Emerson, Kathy Lynn, "ANY MEANS SHORT OF MURDER" - AHMM JAN/FEB 2009
Estleman, Loren D., "WOLFE AT THE DOOR" - EQMM FEB 2009
Estleman, Loren D., "PREMINGER'S GOLD" - EQMM JULY 2009
Estleman, Loren D., "SOFT LIGHTS AND SABOTAGE" - AHMM JULY-AUG 2009
Estleman, Loren D., "RUMBLE STRIP" - AHMM NOV 2009
Faherty, Terence, "UNRULY JADE" - EQMM MAY 2009
Faherty, Terence, "THE CARETAKER" - AHMM DEC 2009
Faust, Christa, "THE FOOTJOB" - UNCAGE ME
Faye, Lyndsay, "THE CASE OF THE BEGGAR'S FEAST" - STRAND
Ferrigno, Robert, "CAN YOU HELP ME OUT HERE?" - THRILLER 2
Fisher, Eve, "THE PORCUPINE TREE" - AHMM JAN/FEB 2009
Fisher, Eve, "THE MOUND BUILDERS" - AHMM OCT 2009
Fisher, Eve, "DEATH OF A GOOD MAN" - AHMM NOV 2009
Flowers, R. Barri, "THE WRONG END OF A GUN" - SEATTLE NOIR
Flowers, R. Barri, "MURDER PAST, MURDER PRESENT" - MURDER PAST, MURDER PRESENT
Floyd, John M., "REMEMBERING TALLEY" - AHMM JAN/FEB 2009
Floyd, John M., "THE POWDER ROOM" - AHMM JULY-AUG 2009
Fois, Marcello, "WORDS, THOUGHTS" - ROME NOIR
Ford, G.M., "FOOD FOR THOUGHT" - SEATTLE NOIR
Formetta, Christiana Danila, "LAST SUMMER TOGETHER" - ROME NOIR
Franceschini, Enrico, "ROMAN HOLIDAYS" - ROME NOIR
Franklin, S.L., "DEADLINE EDITION" - AHMM APRIL 2009
Fredrickson, Jack, "FOR THE JINGLE" - EQMM MAY 2009
Fusilli, Jim, "DIGBY, ATTORNEY AT LAW" - AHMM MAY 2009
Fusilli, Jim, "THE PLACE WHERE HE BELONGS" - BOSTON NOIR
Gabaldon, Diana, "DIRTY SCOTTSDALE" - PHOENIX NOIR
Gallison, Kate, "SPECTRAL EVIDENCE" - THE PROSECUTION RESTS
Garcia-Aguilera, Carolina, "THE RIGHT PROFILE" - HIT LIST
Gardner, Nancy, "WHERE THERE'S SMOKE" - QUARRY
Gaspar de Alba, Alicia, "SHORTCUT TO THE MOON" - HIT LIT
Genna, Giuseppe, "CAPUT MUNDI" - ROME NOIR
Gischler, Victor, "FIRE GIRL" - UNCAGE ME
Goldberg, Lee, "THE CASE OF THE PISS-POOR GOLD" - EQMM NOV 2009
Goldman, Joel, "KNIFE FIGHT" - THE PROSECUTION RESTS
Gore, Ariel, "WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE" - PORTLAND NOIR
Gore, Steven, "THE RULES OF EVIDENCE" - AHMM APRIL 2009
Gorman, Ed, "COMEBACK" - EQMM MARCH/APRIL 2009
Gorman, Ed, "LOOSE ENDS" - MURDER PAST, MURDER PRESENT
Goulart, Ron, "THE CASE OF THE EXTRA VENTRILOQUIST" - AHMM MAY 2009
Graham, Dogo Barry, "BY THE TIME HE GOT TO PHOENIX" - PHOENIX NOIR
Grape, Jan, "THE CRIMES OF MISS ABIGAIL ARMSTRONG" - MURDER PAST, MURDER PRESENT
Green, Judy, "THE TALLY" - QUARRY
Gregson, J.M., "THE AMERICAN DREAM" - AHMM MAY 2009
Grippando, James, "DEATH, CHEATED," - THE PROSECUTION RESTS
Guibord, Maurissa, "DON'T AX ME WHY" - EQMM SEPT-OCT 2009
Guthrie, Allan, "THE TURNIP FARM" - UNCAGE ME
Guthrie, Allan , "HAERMUND HARDAXE WAS HERE" - SEX, THUGS AND ROCK & ROLL
Hale, Daniel J., "MY BROTHER'S KEEPER" - THE PROSECUTION RESTS
Hansen, Pearce, "SPIN THE BOTTLE" - UNCAGE ME
Hansen-Young, Diana, "THE FLASHLIGHT GAME" - THE PROSECUTION RESTS
Hanstein, Woody, "BOB'S SUPERETTE" - QUARRY
Harper, C.J., "THE BRASS COMPASS" - EQMM JULY 2009
Harrington, Patricia, "WHAT PRICE RETRIBUTION?" - SEATTLE NOIR
Hartlaub, Joe, "CROSSED DOUBLE" - THRILLER 2
Harvey, John, "GHOSTS" - EQMM SEPT-OCT 2009
Haywood, Gar Anthony, "IN NAME ONLY" - LYRICS FOR THE BLUES
Heitman, Lynne, "EXIT INTERVIEW" - BOSTON NOIR
Herman, Julie Wray, "MONSTROSITY" - MURDER PAST, MURDER PRESENT
Hernandez, Carlos, "LOS SIMPATICOS" - HIT LIST
Herron, Mick, "THE VERY BAD MAN" - EQMM MARCH/APRIL 2009
Herron, Mick, "DOLPHIN JUNCTION" - EQMM DEC 2009
Hewson, David, THE CIRCLE" - THRILLER 2
Hinojosa-Smith, Rolando, "NICE CLIMATE, MIAMI" - HIT LIST
Hinzmann, Silvija, "DOWN TO THE BITTER DREGS" - EQMM FEB 2009
Hoch, Edward D., "THE SECRET SESSION" - THE PROSECUTION RESTS
Hockensmith, Steve, "GREETINGS FROM PURGATORY" - EQMM FEB 2009
Hocking, Justin, "BURNSIDE FOREVER" - PORTLAND NOIR
Hopp, Thomas P., "BLOOD TIDE" - SEATTLE NOIR
Horowitz, Anthony, "THE OLD MAN OF N3" - STRAND MAGAZINE
Howard, Clark, "THE WAY THEY LIMP" - EQMM SEPT-OCT 2009
Howard, Clark, "WHITE WOLVES" - EQMM NOV 2009
Howe, Melodie Johnson, "A HOLLYWOOD ENDING" - EQMM JULY 2009
Hubbard, S.W., "BLIND EYE" - AHMM MARCH 2009
Hunsicker, Harry, "ICED" - THRILLER 2
Hurwitz, Gregg, "BACK AND FORTH" - UNCAGE ME
Ingraham, Jim, "PAST IMPERFECT" - AHMM MARCH 2009
Irvin, Janet E., "AFTER THE DREAMTIME" - AHMM JAN/FEB 2009
Jackson, Lisa, "VINTAGE DEATH" - THRILLER 2
Jacobson, Bertha, "A BROKEN STRING OF LACE" - HIT LIST
Jakubowski, Maxim, "REMEMBER ME WITH KINDNESS" - ROME NOIR
Jakubowski, Maxim, "WE MATE IN THE DARK" - UNCAGE ME
Jaumann, Bernhard, "SNOW ONO BLOEDKOPPIE" - EQMM AUGUST 2009
Jha, Radhika, "HOW I LOST MY CLOTHES" - DELHI NOIR
Jha, Radhika, "SLEEPERS" - EQMM SEPT-OCT 2009
Johnson, Douglas Grant, "THE GRAYCATS" - AHMM MARCH 2009
Johnston, Joan, "WATCH OUT FOR MY GIRL" - THRILLER 2
Jones, Rebecca K. &, Pachter, Josh, "HISTORY ON THE BEDROOM WALL" - EQMM SEPT-OCT 2009
Joshi, Ruchir, "PARKING" - DELHI NOIR
Karbo, Karen, "THE CLOWN AND THE BARD" - PORTLAND NOIR
Kellerman, Aliza, "QUALIFIED" - STRAND
Kelly, Charles, "THE EIGHTH DEADLY SIN" - PHOENIX NOIR
Kelner, Toni L.P., "THE PIRATE'S DEBT" - EQMM AUGUST 2009
Kemp, Lou, "SHERLOCK'S OPERA" - SEATTLE NOIR
Kernick, Simon, "ROBERT HAYER'S DEAD" - UNCAGE ME
Kerrigan, R.W. , "THE LAST DROP" - EQMM FEB 2009
Khair, Tabish, "THE SCAM" - DELHI NOIR
Kirchner, Bharti, "PROMISED TULIPS" - SEATTLE NOIR
Konrath, J.A., "SCHOOL DAZE" - UNCAGE ME
Kruse, Megan, "LILA" - PORTLAND NOIR
Lagioia, Nicola, "1988" - ROME NOIR
Land, Jon, "KILLING TIME" - THRILLER 2
Lansdale, Joe R., "BULLETS AND FIRE" - SEX, THUGS AND ROCK & ROLL
Lantigua, John, "A REUNION WITH DEATH" - HIT LIST
Law, Janice, "THE GARDEN TOUR" - AHMM JAN/FEB 2009
Law, Janice, "A LIFE IN BOOKS" - AHMM OCT 2009
Lawton, R.T., "BOUDIN NOIR" - AHMM DEC 2009
Lee, Don, "THE ORIENTAL HAIR POETS" - BOSTON NOIR
Lehane, Dennis, "ANIMAL RESCUE" - BOSTON NOIR
Levine, Paul, "MOM IS MY CO-COUNSEL" - THE PROSECUTION RESTS
Levinson, Robert S., "BETWEEN SINS" - EQMM JUNE 2009
Levinson, Robert S., "REGARDING CERTAIN OCCURRENCES IN A COTTAGE AT THE GARDEN OF ALLAH" - AHMM NOV 2009
Lewin, Michael Z., "THE WILT OF LOVE" - EQMM FEB 2009
Lewin, Michael Z., "WHO KILLED FRANKIE ALMOND?" - EQMM NOV 2009
Light, Lawrence, "THE LAMENTED" - THRILLER 2
Limon, Martin, "THE STING OF THE SAP" - EQMM JUNE 2009
Liskow, Steve, "LITTLE THINGS" - QUARRY
Little, Gigi, "SHANGHAIED" - PORTLAND NOIR
Lopez, Luciana, "JULIA NOW" - PORTLAND NOIR
Lopresti, Robert, "SHANKS GETS KILLED" - AHMM MAY 2009
Lopresti, Robert, "THE SHANTY DRUMMER" - EQMM AUGUST 2009
Lopresti, Robert, "SHANKS ON MISDIRECTION" - AHMM JULY-AUG 2009
Lopresti, Robert, "THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE" - SEATTLE NOIR
Lovesey, Phil, "HOMEWORK" - EQMM NOV 2009
Lovesey, Phil, "THE PROBLEM" - EQMM DEC 2009
Lucarelli, Carlo, "BERET" - ROME NOIR
Lundin, Leigh, "QUALITY OF MERCY" - THE PROSECUTION RESTS
Lupoff, Richard A. , "PATTERNS" - EQMM DEC 2009
Lutz, John , "COFFEE & CONVERSATION" - MURDER PAST, MURDER PRESENT
MacBride, Stuart, "THE BALLAD OF MANKY MILNE" - UNCAGE ME
Mackay, Scott, "RUSSIANS COME AND GO" - AHMM NOV 2009
Magcosta, Stephan, "GOLDEN GARDENS" - SEATTLE NOIR
Maleeny, Tim, "HARDBOILED" - EQMM JAN 2009
Maleeny, Tim, "SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF" - THRILLER 2
Maleeny, Tim, "PRISONER OF LOVE" - UNCAGE ME
Malmont, Valerie, "THE AMISH COUNTRY MARKET MURDER" - MURDER PAST, MURDER PRESENT
Manfredo, Lou, "CENTRAL ISLIN, U.S.A." - EQMM AUGUST 2009
Mansfield, Nina, "A FELLOW OF INFINITE JEST" - EQMM NOV 2009
Marston, Edward, "THE MADWOMAN OF USK" - EQMM MARCH/APRIL 2009
Marston, Edward, "AMERICAN NOTES" - MURDER PAST, MURDER PRESENT
Martinez, Michele, "THE MOTHER" - THE PROSECUTION RESTS
Mazzucato, Francesca, "TIBURTINA NOIR BLUES" - ROME NOIR
McCarthy, Keith, "THE SAME AS SHE ALWAYS WAS" - EQMM SEPT-OCT 2009
McFall, Patricia, "OFF PAPER" - EQMM MAY 2009
McGuire, D.A., "THE DISAPPEARANCE OF BILLY DAWBER" - AHMM JULY-AUG 2009
McNab, Claire, "ZENA BENNETT & THE ANGEL OF DEATH" - MURDER PAST, MURDER PRESENT
McWhirter, Alan, "DON'T CALL ME SIMON" - QUARRY
Mehrotra, Palash Krishna, "FIT OF RAGE" - DELHI NOIR
Menge, Elaine, "SCAVENGER" - AHMM JULY-AUG 2009
Meyers, Martin, "NATE DEVLIN'S MONEY" - EQMM JUNE 2009
Millikin, Patrick, "DEVIL DOLL" - PHOENIX NOIR
Mischke, Susanne, "O CHRISTMAS TREE" - EQMM JAN 2009
Moffitt, Donald, "DEADLY PASSAGE" - AHMM NOV 2009
Montgomery, David J., "BEDTIME FOR MR. LI" - THRILLER 2
Moody, Skye , "THE MAGNOLIA BLUFF" - SEATTLE NOIR
Muessig, Chris, "BIAS" - EQMM JULY 2009
Muir, Brian, "DUMMY" - EQMM MAY 2009
Muir, Brian , "CANDLES AND WINDOWS" - EQMM SEPT-OCT 2009
Muller, Marcia, "TELEGRAPHING" - EQMM JUNE 2009
Munoz, Arthur, "MADE IN CHINA" - HIT LIST
Murphy, Dennis Richard, "PRISONER IN PARADISE" - EQMM JAN 2009
Myers, Amy, "PARSON PENNYWICK TAKES THE WATERS" - EQMM MARCH/APRIL 2009
Myers, Beverle Graves, "A CUTTING WIND" - AHMM APRIL 2009
Myers, Tamar, "TWIN SPEAKS" - STRAND MAGAZINE
Nair, Meera, "SMALL FRY" - DELHI NOIR
Narvaez, R., "IN THE KITCHEN WITH JOHNNY ALBINO" - HIT LIST
Neggers, Carla, "ON THE RUN" - THRILLER 2
Nelscott, Kris, "CLINIC" - SUBTERRANEAN MAGAZINE
Nelson, Shane, "THAT ONE SMALL THING" - EQMM FEB 2009
Neri, Kris, "FOR THE LOVE OF THE GRAPE" - MURDER PAST, MURDER PRESENT
Nethercott, Michael, "O'NELLIGAN'S GLORY" - AHMM JULY-AUG 2009
Nethercott, Michael, "O'NELLIGAN AND THE PERFECT MAN" - AHMM DEC 2009
Njeri, Itabari, "THE COLLAR" - BOSTON NOIR
Nunes, Maceias, "WITHOUT ANESTHESIA" - EQMM MAY 2009
O'Briant, S. Ramos, "DEATH, TAXES…AND WORMS" - HIT LIST
Oleksiw, Susan, "A SORCERER'S FATE" - AHMM DEC 2009
Olson, Donald, "A WASTE OF DEATH" - EQMM JULY 2009
O'Nan, Stewart, "THE REWARD" - BOSTON NOIR
O'Neil, Vincent, "FINISH THE JOB" - QUARRY
O'Shaughnessy, Perri, "PERMISSION TO CLIMB ABOARD" - EQMM MARCH/APRIL 2009
Padmanabhan, Manjula, "CULL" - DELHI NOIR
Page, Anita, "RED DOG" - THE PROSECUTION RESTS
Parker, Barbara, "A CLERK'S LIFE" - THE PROSECUTION RESTS
Parker, I.J., "THE INCENSE MURDER" - AHMM SEPT 2009
Pascale, Antoinio, "FOR A FEW MORE GOLD TOKENS" - ROME NOIR
Pearson, Ridley, "BOLDT'S BROKEN ANGEL" - THRILLER 2
Petrin, Jas. R., "NOTHING IS EASY" - AHMM JAN/FEB 2009
Petrin, Jas. R., "HEAVY LIFTING" - AHMM MAY 2009
Phelan, Twist, "A STAB IN THE HEART" - EQMM FEB 2009
Phelan, Twist, "TIME WILL TELL" - THE PROSECUTION RESTS
Phelan, Twist, "TALK TO ME" - MURDER PAST, MURDER PRESENT
Phillips, Gary, "BLAZIN' ON BROADWAY" - PHOENIX NOIR
Phillips, Scott , "TEN GALLONS OF INFECTED SALIVA" - UNCAGE ME
Pincio, Tommaso, "THE MELTING POT" - ROME NOIR
Piper, Paul S., "THE BEST VIEW IN TOWN" - SEATTLE NOIR
Poulson, Christine, "A CABINET OF CURIOSITIES" - EQMM AUGUST 2009
Powell, James, "CLOWNTOWN PAJAMAS" - EQMM FEB 2009
Powell, Patricia, "DARK WATERS" - BOSTON NOIR
Prakash, Uday, "THE WALLS OF DELHI" - DELHI NOIR
Putre, John Walter, "THE EVIL WE DO" - THE PROSECUTION RESTS
Quertermous, Byron, "GAMES" - UNCAGE ME
Quinn, L.M., "A NOT SO CLEAR CASE OF MURDER" - HIT LIST
Raines, Dave, "SUITCASE AND SLOW TIME" - EQMM JUNE 2009
Ramos, Manuel, "THE SKULL OF PANCHO VILLA" - HIT LIST
Randisi, Robert J., "THE FINAL NAIL" - MURDER PAST, MURDER PRESENT
Reichenbaugh, Kurt, "VALERIE" - PHOENIX NOIR
Rhoades, J.D., "PLAYERS" - UNCAGE ME
Rich, Jamie S. &, Jones, Joelle, "GONE DOGGY GONE" - PORTLAND NOIR
Ritchie, Jack, "THE FABRICATOR" - AHMM MAY 2009
Robb, Candace, "KARMA" - MURDER PAST, MURDER PRESENT
Rogers, Cheryl, "LONDON CALLING" - EQMM SEPT-OCT 2009
Rogers, Stephen D., "BOTTLED UP" -QUARRY
Roman, A.E., "UNDER THE BRIDGE" - HIT LIST
Rowan, Iain, "A WALK IN THE PARK" - AHMM JAN/FEB 2009
Rowan, Iain, "NOWHERE TO GO" - AHMM DEC 2009
Rozan, S.J., "SILVERFISH" - EQMM MARCH/APRIL 2009
Rozan, S.J., "NIGHT COURT" - THE PROSECUTION RESTS
Rubenstein, Bruce, "INDIAN ROSE" - EQMM JUNE 2009
Rusch, Kristine Kathryn, "WHAT THE MONSTER SAW" - EQMM JULY 2009
Rusch, Kristine Kathryn, "FLITTING AWAY" - POE
Rusch, Kristine Kathryn, "E-MALE" - TWO OF THE DEADLIEST
Rutter, Eric, "RUNAWAY" - AHMM SEPT 2009
Ryan, Hank Phillippi, "ON THE HOUSE" - QUARRY
Sakey, Marcus, "THE DESERT HERE AND THE DESERT FAR AWAY" - THRILLER 2
Sallis, James, "OTHERS OF MY KIND" - PHOENIX NOIR
Santangelo, Evelina, "EATEN ALIVE" - ROME NOIR
Sawhney, Hirsh, "GAUTUM UNDER A TREE" - DELHI NOIR
Schmoe, Friederike, "DEATH OF A FISH CONCESSIONAIRE" - EQMM DEC 2009
Scott, Jeffry, "MATERIAL EVIDENCE" - EQMM JUNE 2009
Scott, Robert, "MURDER ON ICE" - MURDER PAST, MURDER PRESENT
Scurati, Antonio, "ETERNAL ROME" - ROME NOIR
Sealy, Irwin allan, "LAST IN, FIRST OUT" - DELHI NOIR
Seamon, Hollis, "DEATH IS THE NEW SLEEP" - QUARRY
Selwood, Jonathan, "THE WRONG HOUSE" - PORTLAND NOIR
Seymour, J.E., "LIGHTS OUT" - QUARRY
Shea, Kieran, "THE LIFEGUARD METHOD" - EQMM AUGUST 2009
Sierra, Javier, "THE FIFTH WORLD" - THRILLER 2
Sikka, Mohan, "THE RAILWAY AUNTY" - DELHI NOIR
Skloot, Floyd, "ALZHEIMER'S NOIR - PORTLAND NOIR
Smith, Alexander McCall, "A GOOSE FOR CHRISTMAS" - STRAND
Smith, R.T., "THURSTON" - EQMM JULY 2009
Souza, Joseph, "DEVIL'S DUMPING GROUND" - QUARRY
Stack, Gilbert M., "PANDORA'S MISTAKE" - AHMM MARCH 2009
Starr, Jason, "DOUBLE DOWN" - SEX, THUGS AND ROCK & ROLL
Stevens, B.K., "ADJUNCTS ANONYMOUS" - AHMM JUNE 2009
Stewart, Mariah, "JUSTICE SERVED" - THRILLER 2
Stine, R.L., "ROOMFUL OF WITNESSES" - THRILLER 2
Stine, R.L., "A SAD MISTAKE" - STRAND
Stodghill, Dick, "JACK THE TRIPPER" - AHMM JUNE 2009
Stodghill, Dick, "DEATHTOWN" - AHMM NOV 2009
Stone, Nick, "PAPER THIN MOTEL" - UNCAGE ME
Strong, Marianne Wilski, "EVIL BY DESIGN" - AHMM MAY 2009
Strong, Marianne Wilski, "DEATH AT SYRACUSA" - AHMM OCT 2009
Swingle, Morley, "HARD BLOWS" - THE PROSECUTION RESTS
Taichert, Pari Noskin, "HE HATED CATS" - MURDER PAST, MURDER PRESENT
Talton, Jon, "BULL" - PHOENIX NOIR
Taylor, Andrew, "THE WOMAN WHO LOVED ELIZABETH DAVID" - STRAND MAGAZINE
Taylor, Art, "A VOICE FROM THE PAST" - EQMM AUGUST 2009
Thornton, Brian, "PAPER SON" - SEATTLE NOIR
Todd, Marilyn, "DEAD AND BREAKFAST" - EQMM MARCH/APRIL 2009
Todd, Marilyn, "667, EVIL AND THEN SOME" - EQMM MAY 2009
Tohe, Laura, "TOM SNAG" - PHOENIX NOIR
Tolnay, Tom, "THE WITCH'S BAPTISM" - EQMM SEPT-OCT 2009
Torres, Steven, "THE BIOGRAPHY OF STOOP, THE THIEF" - UNCAGE ME
Torres, Steven, "CARING FOR JOSE" - HIT LIST
Troncoso, Sergio, "A NEW YORK CHICANO" - HIT LIST
Trope, Zoe, "HUMMINGBIRD" - PORTLAND NOIR
Turnbull, Peter, "FOXED" - EQMM MARCH/APRIL 2009
Turnbull, Peter, "MOB VIOLENCE" - EQMM SEPT-OCT 2009
Twain, Mark, "THE UNDERTAKER'S TALE" - STRAND MAGAZINE
Urrea, Luis Alberto, "AMAPOLA" - PHOENIX NOIR
Vachss, Andrew, "CHOICE OF WEAPONS" - STRAND MAGAZINE
Vallorani, Nicoletta, "PASOLINI'S SHADOW" - ROME NOIR
Van de Wetering, Janwillem, "THE BLEEDING CHAIR" - EQMM MARCH/APRIL 2009
Vermaat, Carla, "A LONG-CHERISHED DREAM" - EQMM JUNE 2009
Viets, Elaine, "DEATH OF A CONDO COMMANDO" - AHMM MAY 2009
Vincent, Bev, "WAKE ME UP FOR MEALS" - EQMM MAY 2009
Waites, Marytn, "THREAT MANAGEMENT" - UNCAGE ME
Wallace, Joseph, "CUSTOM SETS" - THE PROSECUTION RESTS
Walter, Jess, "VIRGO" - PORTLAND NOIR
Warner-Cohen, Kimberly, "PEOPLE ARE STRANGE" - PORTLAND NOIR
Warren, James Lincoln, "SHANGHAIED" - AHMM JAN/FEB 2009
Warthman, Dan, "A DREADFUL DAY" - AHMM JAN/FEB 2009
Warthman, Dan, "THERE YOU GO, SUNDANCE" - AHMM SEPT 2009
Wells, Melinda, "MR. WONDERFUL" - MURDER PAST, MURDER PRESENT
Wiecek, Mike, "THE SHIPBREAKER" - EQMM MARCH/APRIL 2009
Wiecek, Mike, "COLORBLIND" - AHMM OCT 2009
Wiecek, Mike, "THE GAS LEAK" - QUARRY
Williams, Tim L., "SUICIDE BONDS" - EQMM MARCH/APRIL 2009
Wilson, John Morgan, "CITY IN FOG" - EQMM SEPT-OCT 2009
Winkelman, Betty, "ONATE'S FOOT" - MURDER PAST, MURDER PRESENT
Winslow, Don, "WHITEOUT ON VAN BUREN" - PHOENIX NOIR
Wolven, Scott, "HIGH LIMIT" - SEX, THUGS AND ROCK & ROLL
Wood, Simon, "THE TASKMASTERS" - SEATTLE NOIR
Wood, Simon, "PROTECTING THE INNOCENT" - THRILLER 2
Wood, Simon, "DINNER FOR TOBY" - UNCAGE ME
Wright, Nancy Means, "IVORY" - QUARRY
Wydra, Frank T., "THE PACKAGE" - EQMM FEB 2009
Wydra, Frank T., "MANHUNT" - AHMM APRIL 2009
Zeltserman, Dave, "JULIUS KATZ" - EQMM SEPT-OCT 2009
Zelvin, Elizabeth, "DEATH WILL TIE YOUR KANGAROO DOWN" - EQMM AUGUST 2009
Zeman, Angela, "BANG" - THE PROSECUTION RESTS

Best Children's
Adler, David A., YOUNG CAM JANSEN AND THE 100TH DAY OF SCHOOL
Allison, Jennifer, GILDA JOYCE: THE DEAD DROP
Anderson, M.T., JASPER DASH AND THE FLAME-PITS OF DELAWARE
Applebaum, Susannah, THE POISONS OF CAUX: BOOK 1: THE HOLLOW BETTLE
Auseon, Andrew, ALIENATED
Barnett, Mac, THE CASE OF THE CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY
Barrett, Tracy, THE BEST OF BLACKSLOPE
Beil, Michael D., THE RED BLAZER GIRLS: THE RING OF ROCAMADOUR
Berlin, Eric, THE PUZZLING WORLD OF WINSTON BREEN: THE POTATO CHIP PUZZLES
Bosch, Pseudonymous, THIS BOOK IS NOT GOOD FOR YOU
Bragg, Georgia, MATISSE ON THE LOOSE
Bryant, Jen, KALEIDOSCOPE EYES
Carman, Patrick, SKELETON CREEK #2: GHOST IN THE MACHINE
Carman, Patrick, SKELETON CREEK #1
Catanese, P.W., HAPPENSTANCE FOUND
Choldenko, Gennifer, AL CAPONE SHINES MY SHOES
Cox, Judy, THE CASE OF THE PURLOINED PROFESSOR
Dahl, Michael, FIVE RIDDLES FOR ROBIN
Daneshvari, Gitty, SCHOOL OF FEAR
Dee, Barbara, SOLVING ZOE
Doder, Joshua, GRK: OPERATION TORTOISE
Doder, Joshua, GRK SMELLS A RAT
Durango, Julia, SEA OF THE DEAD
Eboch, Chris, THE GHOST ON THE STAIRS
Eboch, Chris, THE KNIGHT IN THE SHADOWS
Eboch, Chris, THE RIVERBOAT PHANTOM
Ernst, Kathleen, CLUES IN THE SHADOWS
Everhart, Chris, NUCLEAR DISTRACTION
Farley, Steven, THE BLACK STALLION AND THE SHAPE-SHIFTER
Fleischman, Sid, THE DREAM STEALER
French, S. Terrell, OPERATION REDWOOD
Haddix, Margaret Peterson, SENT
Hahn, Mary Downing, CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
Hale, Bruce, FROM RUSSIA WITH LUNCH
Hardinge, Frances, THE LOST CONSPIRACY
Harris, Lewis, A TASTE FOR RED
Horowitz, Anthony, RETURN TO GROOSHAM GRANGE
Jeffers, Oliver, THE GREAT PAPER CAPER
Jonell, Lynne, THE SECRET OF ZOOM
Jones, Elizabeth McDavid, LADY MARGARET'S GHOST
Jordan, Devin, THE DRAGON'S PEARL
Kelly, Doris Holik, MYSTERY OF THE COPPER TURTLE
Kessler, Cristina, TROUBLE IN TIMBUKTU
Klise, Kate, DYING TO MEET YOU 43 OLD CEMETERY ROAD: BOOK 1
LaFever, R.L., THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX: NATHANIEL FLUDD, BEASTOLOGIST: BOOK 1
Laurie, Victoria, ORACLES OF DELPHI KEEP
Long, Loren &, Bildner, Phil, WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE
Lyons, Jayne, 100% WOLF
MacDonald, Bailey, WICKED WILL: A MYSTERY OF YOUNG WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
MacHale, D.J., THE SOLDIERS OF HALLA
Mack, Tracy &, Citrin, Michael, SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE BSI #3: IIN SEARCH OF WATSOM
Napoli, Donna Jo &, Furrow, Robert, SLY THE SLEUTH AND THE CODE MYSTERIES
Patterson, Valerie O., THE OTHER SIDE OF BLUE
Paulsen, Gary, MUDSHARK
Pickering, Jimmy, SKELLY & FEMUR
Pitchford, Dean, CAPTAIN NOBODY
Potter, Ellen, SLOB
Reiss, Kathryn, THE TANGLED WEB
Reynolds, Aaron, CREEPY CRAWLY CRIME
Rollins, James, JAKE RANSOM AND THE SKULL KING'S SHADOW
Roy, Ron , CAPITAL MYSTERIES #11: THE SECRET AT JEFFERSON'S MANSION
Saldana, Rene, THE CASE OF THE PEN GONE MISSING
Slayton, Fran Cannon, WHEN THE WHISTLE BLOWS
Snicket, Lemony, THE COMPOSER IS DEAD
Sobel, Donald J., ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN, SUPER SLEUTH
Springer, Nancy, THE CASE OF THE CRYPTIC CRINOLINE
Starmer, Aaron, DWEEB: BURGERS, BEASTS AND BRAINWASHED BULLIES
Stead, Rebecca , WHEN YOU REACH ME
Steiner, Barbara, THE CRY OF THE LOON
Stewart, Trenton Lee, MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY & THE PRISONER'S DREAMS
Stewart, Paul &, Riddell, Chris, BARNABY GRIMES: RETURN OF THE EMERALD SKULL
Whelan, Gloria, AFTER THE TRAIN
Wilcox, Mary, THE HOLLYWOOD SISTERS: TRUTH OR DARE

Best Young Adult
Abrahams, Peter, REALITY CHECK
Avi, , MURDER AT MIDNIGHT
Barrett, Tracy, THE BEAST OF BLACKSLOPE
Beaudoin, Sean, FADE TO BLUE
Bendinger, Jessica, SEVEN RAYS
Bowler, Tim, BLADE: PLAYING DEAD
Brennan, Sarah Rees, THE DEMON'S LEXICON
Brewer, Heather, THE CHRONICLES OF VLADIMIR TOD: TENTH GRADE BLEEDS
Carey, Benedict, THE UNKNOWNS
Chatteron, Martin, THE BRAIN FINDS A LEG
Clare, Cassandra, CITY OF GLASS
CLE, Troy, OLIVION'S FAVORITES
Clement-Moore, Rosemary, HIGHWAY TO HELL
Cohen, Marina, GHOST RIDE
Collard III, Sneed B., DOUBLE EAGLE
Connolly, John , THE GATES: A NOVEL
Cooney, Caroline B., IF THE WITNESS LIED
Dashner, James, THE MAZE RUNNER
DeCastrique, Mark, DEATH ON A SOUTHERN BREEZE
Dolby, Tom, SECRET SOCIETY
Durst, Sarah Beth, ICE
Elliott, Patricia, THE PALE ASSASSIN
Etienne, Doris, THE JEWELS OF SOFIA TATE
Fahy, Thomas, SLEEPLESS
Fitzpatrick, Becca , HUSH, HUSH
Ford, John C., THE MORGUE AND ME
Friedman, Aimee, SEA CHANGE
Garcia, Kami &, Stohl, Margaret, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES
Gardner, Sally, THE SILVER BLADE
Gavin, Jamila, SEE NO EVIL
Gerber, Linda, DEATH BY DENIM
Goldring, Julia, CAT O' NINE TAILS
Grant, Michael, HUNGER: A GONE NOVEL
Hale, Marian, THE GOODBYE SEASON
Hearn, Julie, HAZEL
Henderson, Lauren, KISSES AND LIES
Henighan, Tom, DOOM LAKE HOLIDAY
Holder, Nancy, POSESSIONS
Hyde, Catherine Ryan , DIARY OF A WITNESS
Kephart, Beth, NOTHING BUT GHOSTS
Kidd, Ronald, THE YEAR OF THE BOMB
Kingsley, Kaza, THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH
Klass, Sheila Solomon, SOLDIER'S SECRET
Lake, Nick, BLOOD NINJA
Lalicki, Tom, FRAME-UP ON THE BOWERY
Lennon, Stella, THE AMANDA PROJECT: INVISIBLE I
Low, Dene, PETRONELLA SAVES NEARLY EVERYONE
MacLean, Sarah, THE SEASON
Malkin, Nina, SWOON
McCann, Lisa, FADE
McGowan, Keith, THE WITCH'S GUIDE TO COOKING WITH CHILDREN
Mitchell, Saundra, SHADOWED SUMMER
Molnar, Gwen, HATE CELL
Moss, Marissa, THE PHARAOH'S SECRET
Northrop, Michael, GENTLEMEN
Portman, Frank, ANDROMEDA KLEIN
Reger, Rob, EMILY THE STRANGE: THE LOST DAYS
Runholt, Susan, RESCUING SENECA CRANE
Ryan, Carrie, THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH
Sala, Richard, CAT BURGLAR BLACK
Sanders, Scott Loring, GRAY BABY
Schrefer, Eliot, THE SCHOOL FOR DANGEROUS GIRLS
Shusterman, Neil, EVERWILD
Slade, Arthur, THE HUNCHBACK ASSIGNMENTS
Springer, Nancy, SOMEBODY
St. Crow, Lili, STRANGE ANGELS
Strasser, Todd, WISH YOU WERE DEAD
Thompson, Kate, CREATURE OF THE NIGHT
Verday, Jessica, THE HOLLOW
Wasserman, Robin, CRASHED
Weingarten, Lynn, WHEREVER NINA LIES
Westerfeld, Scott, LEVIATHAN
Whitcomb, Laura, THE FETCH
Wynne-Jones, Tim, THE UNINVITED
Yancey, Ric, THE MONSTRUMOLOGIST


Best Play
Albarella, Joan, KATHARINE HEPBURN'S BROWNIES
Glatzer, Hal , THE HOUSE WITHOUT A KEY
Martello, Maire, THE LODGER
Ossman, David, Walcutt, Judith, AGATHA CHRISTIE'S BBC MURDERS CRIME QUARTET
Woodside, P.J., Hudgins, Steve, KILLER CAST PARTY

Best TV Episode
Alaimo, Michael, "PRODUCTS OF DISCOVERY" - THE CLOSER
Alaimo, Michael, "ELYSIAN FIELDS" - THE CLOSER
Angeli, Michael, "USERS" - LAW & ORDER: SVU
Balcer, Rene &, Eisner, Keith, "FED" - LAW & ORDER
Balcer, Rene &, Eisner, Keith, "BOY GONE ASTRAY" - LAW & ORDER
Balcer, Rene &, Eisner, Keith, "MEMO FROM THE DARK SIDE" - LAW & ORDER
Barlow, Patrick, "WHY DIDN'T THEY ASK EVANS?" - MISS MARPLE
Barrios, Alfredo, "QUESTION & ANSWER" - BURN NOTICE
Belanoff, Adam, "TAPPED OUT" - THE CLOSER
Belanoff, Adam, "WAIVERS OF EXTRADITION" - THE CLOSER
Betancourt, Mick, "SNATCHED" - LAW & ORDER: SVU
Betancourt, Mick, "SELFISH" - LAW & ORDER: SVU
Betancourt, Mick, "HARDWIRED" - LAW & ORDER: SVU
Biderman, Ann, "PILOT" - SOUTHLAND
Blake, Peter, "THE TYRANT" - HOUSE, M.D.
Catlin, Sam, "4 DAYS OUT" - BREAKING BAD
Chernuchin, Michael, "LADY'S MAN" - LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT
Chernuchin, Michael, "REVOLUTION" - LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT
Churchett, Stephen, "MURDER IS EASY" - MISS MARPLE
Davies, Russell T. &, Moran, James, "CHILDREN OF EARTH" - TORCHWOOD (EPISODE 3)
Davis, Charley, "HOTHOUSE" - LAW & ORDER: SVU
Dear, Nick, "MRS. MCGINTY'S DEAD" - HERCULE POIROT
Demetrius, Duppy , "RED TAPE" - THE CLOSER
Demetrius, Duppy , "SMELLS LIKE MURDER" - THE CLOSER
DeNoon, Dawn, "STRANGER" - LAW & ORDER: SVU
DeNoon, Dawn, "LIBERTIES" - LAW & ORDER: SVU
DeNoon, Dawn, "PERVERTED" - LAW & ORDER: SVU
DeNoon, Dawn, "HAMMERED" - LAW & ORDER: SVU
Duff, James &, Kane, Steven, "IDENTITY THEFT" - THE CLOSER
Eid, Rick, "PRISONER JANE" - THE FORGOTTEN
Elyot, Kevin, "A POCKET FULL OF RYE" - MISS MARPLE
Fordes, William N. &, Eisner, Keith, "ALL NEW" - LAW & ORDER
Fordes, William N. &, Eisner, Keith, "TAKE-OUT" - LAW & ORDER
Fordes, William N. &, McGough, Matthew, "CHATTEL" - LAW & ORDER
Friedman, Mark, Jackson, Marqui, "RIVER JOHN" - THE FORGOTTEN
Gatiss, Mark, "CAT AMONG THE PIGEONS" - HERCULE POIROT
Geter, Leo, "WALKING BACK THE CAT" - THE CLOSER
Geter, Leo, "MATERNAL INSTINCTS" - THE CLOSER
Gilligan, Vince, "ABQ" - BREAKING BAD
Gould, Peter, "BETTER CALL SAUL" - BREAKING BAD
Green, Amanda, "HELL" - LAW & ORDER: SVU
Green, Amanda, "SOLITARY" - LAW & ORDER: SVU
Green, Amanda &, Truly, Daniel, "ZEBRA" - LAW & ORDER: SVU
Green, Amanda &, Truly, Daniel, "ANCHOR" - LAW & ORDER: SVU
Green, Walon &, Stella, Antoinette, "FAMILY VALUES" - LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT
Greene, Jonathan, LEAD" - LAW & ORDER: SVU
Greene, Jonathan, "CRUSH" - LAW & ORDER: SVU
Greene, Jonathan, "SPOOKED" - LAW & ORDER: SVU
Harbinson, Patrick, "PLACE OF EXECUTION" - MASTERPIECE CONTEMPORARY
Jackson, Marqui &, Harold, Holly, "PARACHUTE JANE" - THE FORGOTTEN
Kane, Steven, "BLOOD MONEY" - THE CLOSER
Kane, Steven, "STRIKE THREE" - THE CLOSER
Kessler, Glenn; Kessler, Todd &, Zelman, Daniel, "I LIED TOO" - DAMAGES
Kessler, Glenn; Kessler, Todd &, Zelman, Daniel, "LOOK WHAT HE DUG UP THIS TIME" - DAMAGES
Litt, Lynn E. , "DUPLICATE BRIDGE" - IN PLAIN SIGHT
Mankiewicz, Josh, "ONE NIGHT STAN" - IN PLAIN SIGHT
Mankiewicz, John &, Cary, Alexander, "ONCE A PONZI TIME" - IN PLAIN SIGHT
Maples, David, "LET'S GET IS ANH" - IN PLAIN SIGHT
Maples, David, "GILTED LILY" - IN PLAIN SIGHT
Martin, Ken &, Berchen, Mike, "HALF LOAD" - THE CLOSER
Mastras, George, "GRILLED" - BREAKING BAD
McCreary, Judith, "BAGGAGE" - LAW & ORDER: SVU
McCreary, Judith, "TURMOIL" - LAW & ORDER: SVU
McCreary, Judith, "UNSTABLE" - LAW & ORDER: SVU
Miller, Matthew, "CHUCK VS THE COLONEL" - CHUCK
O'Neil, Craig, "END RUN" - BURN NOTICE
Phillips, Clyde, "LIVING THE DREAM" - DEXTER
Raisani, Rashad, "FRIENDS LIKE THESE" - BURN NOTICE
Raisani, Rashad, "SEEK AND DESTROY" - BURN NOTICE
Rutman, Paul, "THEY DO IT WITH MIRRORS" - MISS MARPLE
SenGupta, Stephanie, "EXCHANGE" - LAW & ORDER
SenGupta, Stephanie &, Eisner, Keith, "ILLEGITIMATE" - LAW & ORDER
Shiban, John, "PHOENIX" - BREAKING BAD
Silber, Christopher, "OFFICER DOWN" - COLD CASE
Stella, Antoinette, "PLAYING DEAD" - LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT
Storer, Ken, "TRANSITIONS" - LAW & ORDER: SVU
Sweren, Richard &, Ambrose, Christopher, "BY PERJURY" - LAW & ORDER
Sweren, Richard &, Ambrose, Christopher, "BAILOUT" - LAW & ORDER
Sweren, Richard &, Ambrose, Christopher, "PROMOTE THIS" - LAW & ORDER
Sweren, Richard &, Ambrose, Christopher, "DOPED" - LAW & ORDER
Sweren, Richard &, Ambrose, Christopher, "JUST A GIRL IN THE WORLD" - LAW & ORDER
Sweren, Richard &, Gionfriddo, Gina, "CRIMEBUSTERS" - LAW & ORDER
Sweren, Richard &, Gionfriddo, Gina, "PLEDGE" - LAW & ORDER
Sweren, Richard &, Gionfriddo, Gina, "THE DROWNED AND THE SAVED" - LAW & ORDER
Sweren, Richard &, Martin, Julie, "SHOTGUN" - LAW & ORDER
Sweren, Richard &, Martin, Julie, "DIGNITY" - LAW & ORDER
Toplyn, Joe, "MR. MONK AND THE VOODOO CURSE" - MONK
Truly, Daniel, "BALLERINA" - LAW & ORDER: SVU
Truly, Daniel, "SUGAR" - LAW & ORDER: SVU
Walley-Beckett, Moira, "OVER" - BREAKING BAD
Whithouse, Toby, "BEING HUMAN" - EPISODE 4
Wyman, J.H. &, Pinkner, Jeff, "AUGUST" - FRINGE
Zelman, Aaron, "HEY! MR. PIBB" - DAMAGES
Zuckerman, Ed &, McGough, Matthew, "LUCKY STIFF" - LAW & ORDER
Zuckerman, Ed &, McGough, Matthew, "ANCHORS AWAY" - LAW & ORDER
Zuckerman, Ed &, McGough, Matthew, "HUMAN FLESH SEARCH ENGINE" - LAW & ORDER
Zuckerman, Ed &, Schelhaas, Luke, "RAPTURE" - LAW & ORDER
Zuckerman, Ed &, Schelhaas, Luke, "SKATE OR DIE" - LAW & ORDER
Zuckerman, Ed &, Schelhaas, Luke, "FOR THE DEFENSE" - LAW & ORDER
Zuckerman, Ed &, Schelhaas, Luke, REALITY BITES" - LAW & ORDER
Zuckerman, Ed &, Schelhaas, Luke, "GREAT SATAN" - LAW & ORDER

Robert L. Fish Memorial Award
Aborn, Russ, "TURN SPEED" - BOSTON NOIR
Anderson, Eileen, "SNOW BLANKET" - EQMM JAN 2009
Axelberg, E.A. , "SANCTUARY" - EQMM JUNE 2009
Bolton, Chris A., "THE RED ROOM" - PORTLAND NOIR
Brooks, Jay, "OIL SLICK" - AHMM MARCH 2009
Cahill, Gary, THAT KIND OF GUY" - EQMM JAN 2009
Corey, Trina, "VACATION" - EQMM MARCH/APRIL 2009
Gore, Steven, "THE RULES OF EVIDENCE" - AHMM APRIL 2009
Hartlaub, Joe, "CROSSED DOUBLE" - THRILLER 2
Little, Gigi, "SHANGHAIED" - PORTLAND NOIR
Lopez, Luciana, "JULIA NOW" - PORTLAND NOIR
Mansfield, Nina, "A FELLOW OF INFINITE JEST" - EQMM NOV 2009
McWhirter, Alan, "DON'T CALL ME SIMON" - QUARRY
Millikin, Patrick, "DEVIL DOLL" - PHOENIX NOIR
Montgomery, David J., "BEDTIME FOR MR. LI" - THRILLER 2
Muessig, Chris, "BIAS" - EQMM JULY 2009
Njeri, Itabari, "THE COLLAR" - BOSTON NOIR
Sawhney, Hirsh, "GAUTUM UNDER A TREE" - DELHI NOIR
Shea, Kieran, "THE LIFEGUARD METHOD" - EQMM AUGUST 2009
Warthman, Dan, "A DREADFUL DAY" - AHMM JAN/FEB 2009


Mary Higgins Clark Award
Albert, Susan Wittig, WORMWOOD
Alexander, Tasha, TEARS OF PEARL
Andrews, Donna , SWAN FOR THE MONEY
Ash, Maureen, A PLAGUE OF POISON
Ault, Sandi, WILD SORROW
Barbieri, Maggie, FINAL EXAM
Barrett, Lorna, BOOKMARKED FOR DEATH
Barrett, Lorna, BOOKPLATE SPECIAL
Black, Cara, MURDER IN THE LATIN QUARTER
Blackwell, Juliet, SECONDHAND SPIRITS
Blair, Annette, A VEILED DECEPTION
Blair, Annette, LARCENY AND LACE
Bliss, Miranda , MURDER HAS A SWEET TOOTH
Bolton, S.J., AWAKENING
Bowen, Rhys, ROYAL FLUSH
Brightwell, Emily, MRS. JEFFRIES AND THE YULETIDE WEDDINGS
Byrne, Kim, THE DROWNING RIVER
Carlisle, Kate, HOMICIDE IN HARDCOVER
Casey, Elizabeth Lynn, SEW DEADLY
Childs, Laura, OOLONG DEAD
Childs, Laura, TRAGIC MAGIC
Childs, Laura, EGGS BENEDICT ARNOLD
Clement, Blaize, CAT SITTER ON A HOT TIN ROOF
Coel, Margaret, THE SILENT SPIRIT
Cole, Meredith S., POSED FOR MURDER
Conant-Park, Jessica &, Conant, Susan, FED UP
Connor, Beverly, DUST TO DUST
Coyle, Cleo, HOLIDAY GRIND
Damsgaard, Shirley, THE WITCH'S GRAVE
Daniels, Casey, NIGHT OF THE LOVING DEAD
Daniels, Casey, DEAD MAN TALKING
Dennison, Hannah, SCOOP!
Dennison, Hannah, EXPOSE!
Duncan, Elizabeth J., THE COLD LIGHT OF MOURNING
Egan, K.J., WHERE IT WAS
Ephron, Hallie, NEVER TELL A LIE
Evans, Christy, SINK TRAP
Evans, Jimmie Ruth, LEFTOVER DEAD
Fenton, Margaret, LITTLE LAMB LOST
Ferris, Monica, BLACKWORK
Fiffer, Sharon, SCARY STUFF
Goldring, Kat, MURDER BY ANCIENT DESIGN
Gordon, Nadia, LETHAL VINTAGE
Grace, Margaret, MALICE IN MINIATURE
Grace, Margaret, MOURNING IN MINIATURE
Haines, Carolyn, GREEDY BONES
Hannon, Irene, AN EYE FOR AN EYE
Harper, Karen, DEEP DOWN
Harris, Rosemary, THE BIG DIRT NAP
Hart, Ellen , THE MIRROR AND THE MASK
Hunt, Angela, LET DARKNESS COME
Johnston, Linda O., NEVER SAY STY
Johnston, Linda O., HOWL DEADLY
Kandel, Susan, DIAL H FOR HITCHCOCK
Kent, Rebecca , FINISHED OFF
Kiely, Tracy, MURDER AT LONGBOURN
Killian, Diana, DIAL OM FOR MURDER
Kimberly, Alice, THE GHOST AND THE HAUNTED MANSION
Kingsbury, Kate, DECKED WITH FOLLY
Kramer, Julie, MISSING MARK
Laurie, Victoria, DOOM WITH A VIEW
Lavene, Joyce & Jim, GHASTLY GLASS
Lavene, Joyce & Jim, A CORPSE FOR YEW
Lilley, Kathryn, MAKEOVERS CAN BE MURDER
Lovelace, Merline, ALL THE WRONG MOVES
Marberg, Peg, FATAL FLIP
McCoy, Judi, HOUNDING THE PAVEMENT
McCoy, Judi, HEIR OF THE DOG
McGee, Chazz, DESOLATE ANGEL
McSparren, Carolyn, THE CART BEFORE THE CORPSE
Morgan, Kaye, KILLER SODOKU
Olson, Karen, THE MISSING INK
Orgain, Diana, BUNDLE OF TROUBLE
Pickens, Cathy, CAN'T NEVER TELL
Ramirez, Misa, LIVING THE VIDA LOLA
Robbins, Sandra, FINAL WARNING
Scott, Michele, CORKED BY CABERNET
Sims, Elizabeth , THE EXTRA
Stanton, Mary, ANGEL'S ADVOCATE
Stuckart, Diane A.S., PORTRAIT OF A LADY
Sweeney, Leann, THE CAT, THE QUILT AND THE CORPSE
Thayer, Terri, INKED UP
Washburn, Livia J., KILLER CRAB CAKES
Watson, Wendy, I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM
Wells, Melinda, DEATH TAKES THE CAKE