Friday, May 08, 2009

Winners of the 2008 Reviewers' Choice Awards Announced

Where Serpents Sleep was nominated by Romantic Times for a 2008 Reviewers' Choice Award. The awards were given out at the RT convention a week or two ago and the results have now been posted on RT's website. There are lots of categories, but the winners in the area of Best Mystery and Suspense Novels are:

• Amateur Sleuth: Too Pretty to Die by Susan McBride (Avon, February 2008)

• Contemporary Mystery: Sleep Softly by Gwen Hunter (Mira, February 2008)

• First Mystery: Stalking Susan by Julie Kramer (Doubleday, July 2008)

• Historical Mystery: Where Serpents Sleep by C. S. Harris (Obsidian, November 2008)

• PI / Procedural Novel: The Dirty Secrets Club by Meg Gardiner (Dutton, June 2008)

• Suspense / Thriller: Dark Summer by Iris Johansen (St. Martin's Minotaur, October 2008)

I don't know what kind of effect these awards have on readers, but next to the RITAS these awards are considered the biggest in the romance business and definitely do count with publishing houses, so it's always nice to win, even now that I've moved into mystery/thrillers.

Thank you, Romantic Times.


Sphinx Ink said...

Congrats, C.S.! Hey, didn't you win that award a year or two ago with one of the prior books in the St. Cyr series? You are really cookin'. I'm pulling for SERPENTS to win the RITA, too.

cs harris said...

Thanks, Sphinxy. Glad to see you're well enough to be sitting up and cruisin'. I think you might be right, that I did win it before. I'm terrible about keeping track of these things.

Steve Malley said...

WooHOO! You deserve every award you receive and more!

Charles Gramlich said...

Cool! That's pretty darn nice. Congrats.

Barbara Martin said...

Congratulations on a well deserved award.

midnightcajun said...
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cs harris said...

Thanks, Barbara and Charles!