Friday, January 05, 2007
Nominees for the Dilys Award
Yesterday the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association announced its nominees for the 2007 Dilys Award. This award honors the book that IMBA members most enjoyed selling during the previous year. The Dilys Award winner will be announced during the Left Coast Crime convention in Seattle at the beginning of February.
The books nominated are:
Billy Boyle by James R. Benn (Soho)
Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith (St. Martin's Minotaur)
The Mournful Teddy by John J. Lamb (Berkley Prime Crime)
Still Life by Louise Penny (St. Martin's Minotaur)
The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard (Ballantine)
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (Atria)
I've only read Still Life from this list, so I can't say which book I'd pick as the winner. I can say that Still Life was the best mystery I read during 2006.