I finally posted the nominees for the 2012 Nero Awards. Most of you, I am sure, know exactly what the Nero Awards stand for:
The “Nero” is an annual award presented to an author for literary excellence in the mystery genre. The award is presented at the Black Orchid Banquet, which is traditionally held on the first Saturday in December in New York City. Past winners of the award include Fred Harris, Martha Grimes, Dennis Lehane, and Sharyn McCrumb.
(I copied the above statement from the Wolfe Pack site.)
Congratulations to all of the nominees!
2012: Guilt by Association by Marcia Clark
The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
Spiral by Paul McEuen
Though Not Dead by Dana Stabenow
Black Orchid Blues by Persia Walker
(And, here’s a fun tidbit: Jane K. Cleland, author of the popular Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery Series, is the Wolfe Pack’s literary awards chair!)
I’m happy for those nominated, or who have won in the past. However, as a cozy mystery reader, I would love to see names like Julie hyzy, Laura Childs, and Katie Carlise.
Danna - cozy mystery list says
Sherry, you might enjoy the Agatha Awards. You can find a lot of Cozy Mystery authors there:
Agatha Awards for Best Novel
Agatha Awards for Best First Novel
Agatha Awards for Best Historical Novels
Agatha Awards for Best Short Story
I haven’t read that particular Tess Gerritsen mystery, but I do enjoy her books so I’m glad to see she is being recognized.