Written by Julie Vegas on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

The nominees for the 2011 Strand Magazine Critics Awards have been announced! These awards look to recognize the best in mystery fiction and are judged by such media outlets as USA Today, the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune and others.

For the fourth consecutive year, Michael Connelly has been nominated for the best mystery novel. Other nominees (all making their debut) include Lee Child, Joseph Finder, P.D. James and George Pelecanos.

In addition to that, John Sandford and Joseph Wambaugh will each be presented with The Strand’s Lifetime Achievement Award for their work in crime and thriller writing.

The award nominations are below:

Best First Novel
The Hypnotist Lars Kepler
Sister by Rosamund Lupton
Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis
The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly

Best Novel
The Affair by Lee Child
The Drop by Michael Connelly
Buried Secrets by Joseph Finder
Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
The Cut by George Pelecanos

The big invitation-only event is July 11th, 2012 in New York City.


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