Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Stalker Award Nominees

So May is Mystery Month, and here it is the last day!  Pop Culture Nerd asked for nominations for the inaugural Stalker Awards, given to authors and mysteries/thrillers published in 2010 that 'you're obsessed with.' To vote, go HERE. Poll is open until June 7, 9 p.m. PST.  This is certainly a 'different' type of Crime Fiction Award.  To follow Pop Culture Nerd, and you should (I do!), go HERE. Great site with reviews, random Nerdy Stuff, movies, interviews and more.

Favorite Novel
The First Rule by Robert Crais
The Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke
Savages by Don Winslow

Favorite Lead Character
Joe Pike (The First Rule)
Dave Robicheaux (The Glass Rainbow)
Lisbeth Salander (The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson)

Favorite Supporting Character
Elvis Cole (The First Rule)
Windsor "Win" Horne Lockwood III (Caught by Harlan Coben)
Clete Purcel (The Glass Rainbow)

Best Opening Sentence
“F*ck you.” (Savages)
“It all started with my missing hymen.” (Hello Kitty Must Die by Angela S. Choi)
“The night they were hijacked, Roxy Palmer and her husband, Joe, ate dinner with an African cannibal and his Ukrainian whore.” (Wake Up Dead by Roger Smith)

Most Memorable Dialogue
The First Rule
The Glass Rainbow

Best Title
A Bad Day for Pretty by Sophie Littlefield
Hello Kitty Must Die
The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley

Most Eye-Catching Cover (scroll down below poll to see covers on the link to the page)
City of Dragons by Kelli Stanley
Expiration Date by Duane Swierczynski
Villain by Shuichi Yoshida

Favorite Author on Social Media (four nominees here due to a tie)
Alafair Burke
Robert Crais
Hilary Davidson
Duane Swierczynski

Most Underrated Author
Charlie Huston
Craig Johnson
Don Winslow


Pop Culture Nerd said...

Janet, you are too good to me. Thanks so much for talking up my site and the Stalkers!

Have a wonderful week. I'll see you on Twitter!

Janet Rudolph said...

It's 'cause I'm stalking you. :-)

vallerose said...

Awards are always fun, but I do wish he had chosen another name. Stalker is not one I am comfortable with.

Janet Rudolph said...

Ah yes, but Pop Culture Nerd is a woman..