Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Gumshoe Awards 2006

The 5th Annual Gumshoe Awards are given by Mystery Ink to recognize the best achievements in crime fiction. This year's nominees were chosen from books first published in the United States in 2005.

Best Mystery:

Laura Lippman - To the Power of Three (William Morrow)

The Nominees:

As Dog Is My Witness by Jeffrey Cohen (Bancroft Press)
The James Deans by Reed Farrel Coleman (Plume)
Savage Garden by Denise Hamilton (Scribner)
The Wheelman by Duane Swierczynski (St. Martin's Minotaur)

Best Thriller:

Joseph Finder - Company Man (St. Martin's Press)

The Nominees:

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
The Only Suspect by Jonnie Jacobs (Kensington)
Falls the Shadow by William Lashner (William Morrow)
Creepers by David Morrell (CDS Books)

Best European Crime Novel:

Robert Wilson - The Vanished Hands (Harcourt)

The Nominees:

The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde (Viking)
Kiss Her Goodbye by Allan Guthrie (Hard Case Crime)
Jar City by Arnaldur Indridason (St. Martin's Minotaur)
Have Mercy on Us All by Fred Vargas (Simon & Schuster)

Best First Novel:

Randall Hicks - The Baby Game (Wordslinger Press)

The Nominees:

The Color of Law by Mark Gimenez (Doubleday)
Tilt-a-Whirl by Chris Grabenstein (Carroll & Graf)
Sacred Cows by Karen E. Olson (Mysterious Press)
Beneath a Panamanian Moon by David Terrenoire (St. Martin's Minotaur)

Congratulations to all!

Mystery Ink: Gumshoe Awards 2006

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