Crimespree Magazine seeking nomination for the best crime novel in 2009

The editors of Crimespree Magazine are seeking nominations for this year’s Crimespree Awards. Crimespree Magazine is based in America but the Internet obviously makes it International. It covers mystery crime novels and what's happening in the mystery community.  Now Crimespree have invited people to choose as many as five mystery or crime novels in each of three categories:

Favorite Book of the Year
Favorite First Book of the Year
Best Book in an Ongoing Series

All novels must have been published in 2009. So I thought as my marine mystery Inspector Horton crime novels are also published in the USA if anyone would like to nominate one I'd be chuffed to pieces.

However, as they state that novels must be published in 2009 Dead Man's Wharf seems to fit the bill, and it was given a star rated review by the American reviewer, Kirkus and hailed as 'an'exemplary police procedural.'

If you'd like to vote for Dead Man's Wharf or any of your favourite crime novels then you can send your selection to info@crimespreemag.com.

The deadline is August 1. And if you haven't read Dead Man's Wharf or any of my crime novels there's time yet before the deadline.  Here's the blurb on Dead Man's Wharf, and you can read the first chapter on my web site to see if it is your sort of thing.

Horton and Cantelli are called to a nursing home where an elderly resident, suffering from dementia, claims she's been attacked by an intruder. Horton is ready to dismiss it as senile ramblings until he discovers that her room-mate has died, the dead woman's belongings are missing and her son, convicted for armed robbery, has been found dead in his cell. As if this isn't enough, Horton also has to deal with a series of threatening telephone calls to a television personality, and a mother's conviction that her son's death on Christmas Eve was no accident. Soon, to his surprise, Horton finds he is caught up in a complex investigation that has far-reaching international implications. With the pressure on to find a killer, and hampered by his belief that his bosses are lying to him, Horton discovers that he's stepped into a web of intrigue, deception and corruption that stretches back into the past.


Winners will be announced during opening night ceremonies at Bouchercon in San Francisco (October 14-17).

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