Finalists for the 24th annual Minnesota Book Awards have been announced honoring books written by a Minnesota-based author and published during 2011 … and while there is separate no "mystery" category, all four finalists in Genre Fiction are mysteries. The Minnesota Book Awards, organized by the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, doesn’t include a separate category for crime and mystery fiction. The four “Genre Fiction” nominees, though, are mysteries:
The Bone House by Brian Freeman (Minotaur) Northwest Angle by William Kent Krueger (Atria) Death of the Mantis by Michael Stanley (Harper) Big Wheat by Richard A. Thompson (Poisoned Pen Press)
Winners will be announced during the 24th annual Minnesota Book Awards Gala on Saturday, April 14, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Saint Paul.