The Independent Mystery Booksellers Association has announced the nominees for the 2009 Dilys Awards, given to the mystery title of the year which the member booksellers have most enjoyed selling. The Dilys Award is named in honor of Dilys Winn, the founder of the first specialty bookseller of mystery books in the United States, and is presented at the Left Coast Crime mystery convention.
These are this year's nominees -
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
A Quiet Belief in Angels by R.J. Ellroy
The Dark Horse by Craig Johnson
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Steig Larsson
The Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville
The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
The Shanghai Moon by S.J. Rozan
Congratulations to all of the nominees, with a special note to two authors. Louise Penny is a friend, and Authors @ The Teague will be hosting Alan Bradley on April 1 when he tours for his new book, The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag. Congratulations!