A little later than in the past two years, but THE HOUSE OF CRIME & MYSTERY'S READERS'S CHOICE AWARDS are back for a 3rd edition.(You can still check out the winners of 2013 and 2012).
I've written down a list, to help start you out, in each category, but you're under no obligation to pick one of these titles --just add your own favourites (there's a blank space at the bottom of each category). To be eligible, the books need to have been published between December 1st, 2013 and December 31st, 2014 (if you're not sure, I'll verify the pub dates; but hey, this is for fun so we can be flexible).
There are still nine categories and only one minor change: the non-fiction category now includes biographies as well. You don't need to vote in every category if you don't want to. Once you're done, email me you selections (one pick per category, 10 answers max in total --you can do it quickly by just writing the authors's last names or part of the titles in your message or just copy/pasting the list) at firstname.lastname@example.org or in the comment space below this post. Every participant will be entered automatically for a chance to win a bundle of books (some were published in 2014 --and they're all nominated here, others are advance reader's copies of 2015 titles).
Also, every writer, agent, publicist, and publisher who would like to add a book or two to the bundle, you are welcome to send them directly to me (my mailing address is: 117 Dumou-chel street, Chateauguay (Quebec) J6J 3E8 Canada). I will give away 5 books to one winner, and 2 books to four more winners. Additional books will be given at random among all participants.
Voting closes on January 10th at 11:59 pm (Montréal time). Everyone over 18 years of age can participate --from everywhere on the planet. Don't forget to give me your full name, city and country; if you win I will contact you again for your full address. Results will be posted on Sunday, January 11th.
Help authors around the world by voting and passing the word around so more votes can come in. Let's beat last year's tally of 1,117 ballots filled (up from 632 the previous year). Thank you in advance for participating.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS, whatever you celebrate, as long as it involves peace, kindness, and love! À bientôt, in 2015.
|December 1st, 2013 to December 31st, 2014|