Thursday, January 26, 2012

2012 Dilys Award Nominees


Faithful Place, Tana French (Penguin)
Wicked Autumn, G.M. Malliet (Minotaur)
Tag Man, Archer Mayor (Minotaur)
A Trick of the Light, Louise Penny (Minotaur)
Ghost Hero, S.J. Rozan (Minotaur)

The Independent Mystery Booksellers Association (IMBA) is pleased to announce this year's nominees for the Dilys Winn award, given annually to the mystery titles of the year which the member booksellers most enjoyed selling. The Dilys Award is named in honor of Dilys Winn, the founder of the first specialty bookstore of mystery books in the United States. The award will be presented at Left Coast Crime in March.

The IMBA is comprised of a network of individually owned retail bookstores across North America, devoted to the sale of mystery books. The IMBA has won several awards for THE 100 FAVORITE MYSTERIES OF THE CENTURY and THEY DIED IN VAIN, published by Crum Creek Press/Drood Review Books. For more information on the IMBA and the Dilys awards, including past nominees and winners, visit

Congratulations to all!

Hat Tip: SJ Rozan

1 comment:

J F Norris said...

This is one of my favorite crime fiction awards since I almost always share the tastes of those who pick them. I am glad to see G.M. Malliet's book among the usual bestsellers. It's a fantastic book no matter how some people have criticized it for the choice and motive of the culprits. It's a real throwback to the old-fashioned Golden Age mysteries and the writing shows a truly original stylistic voice.