I had the chance to read one of the finalist books, thanks to Ace Atkins, so I was rooting for THE RANGER for Best Novel as I followed the tweets of literary agent Stacia Decker. The book didn't win, but that reminded me of what an honor it must be to be nominated from the hundreds if not thousands of books submitted.
I was also glad to see a Raven Award go to M is for Mystery in San Mateo, one of the shops that carried The Lineup #4, and, sadly, closed in January 2012.
Here's a roundup of the awards from Mystery Scene Magazine's blog.
Congratulations to the winners and again to the nominees.