Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Dilys Award: When Booksellers Vote Their Joy

IMBA, the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association, has a great annual award that lets booksellers speak up for the titles they've most enjoyed selling, recognizing the personal touch that mystery booksellers hold dear. This year's finalists have just been named; visit the IMBA site to see finalists and winners from recent years:


The Dilys Award has been given annually since 1992 by IMBA to the mystery titles 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.
The nominees for the book we most enjoyed handselling in 2010, to be awarded at the 2011 Left Coast Crime Convention are:
Love Songs from a Shallow Grave, Colin Cotterill (Soho)
The Lock Artist, Steve Hamilton (Minotaur)
Moonlight Mile, Dennis Lehane (William Morrow)
Bury Your Dead, Louise Penny (Minotaur)
Once a Spy, Keith Thomson (Doubleday)
Savages, Don Winslow (Simon & Schuster)

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