The 6th Annual Gumshoe Awards are given by Mystery Ink to recognize the best achievements in crime fiction. This year's nominees were chosen from books first published in the United States in 2006.
Julia Spencer-Fleming - All Mortal Flesh
Robert Ferrigno - Prayers for the Assassin
Best European Crime Novel:
Karin Fossum - When the Devil Holds the Candle
Best First Novel:
John Hart - The King of Lies
Dave Case - Out of Cabrini
James Church - A Corpse in the Koryo
Thomas Lakeman - The Shadow Catchers
Cornelia Read - A Field of Darkness
Robert B. Parker
Robert B. Parker revolutionized the modern detective novel, helping
to bridge the gap between the classic Hammett-Chandler-Macdonald
tradition and the contemporary stories of Block, Grafton and Lehane.
His creation of Spenser, the quintessential private eye, will live on
long after his contemporaries have faded into obscurity. (Read the
tribute essay to Robert B. Parker.)
Best Crime Fiction Website:
Edited by Bryon Quertermous and David White, Demolition Magazine is one of the best of the new wave of web-only magazines dedicated to publishing short crime fiction. With stories by such talented writers as Victor Gischler, Mike Maclean, Patricia Abbott and more, Demolition has quickly distinguished itself as a fresh new voice in crime fiction, and a publication worth noticing.