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.


Kristie said...

What is that book about? I love discovering new mysteries and would love to hear any input you have.

Lesa said...

Kristie -

Still Life is a very traditional small town mystery in which Chief Inspector Armand Gamache brings his team to a village in Quebec to investigate the sudden death of an elderly woman. Gamache is a wonderful character, and you get to meet the people of the village as Gamache works. Loved it!