Edgar nomination

Discussion in 'Joyland' started by Bev Vincent, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. Bev Vincent
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    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    Joyland has been nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for an Edgar Allan Poe Award in the Best Paperback Original category:
    • The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow Paperbacks)
    • Almost Criminal by E. R. Brown (Dundurn)
    • Joe Victim by Paul Cleave (Simon & Schuster – Atria Books)
    • Joyland by Stephen King (Hard Case Crime)
    • The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood (Penguin Group USA - Penguin Books)
    • Brilliance by Marcus Sakey(Amazon Publishing – Thomas and Mercer)
  2. Haunted
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    Haunted My favorite place

    Thank you, Sir Bev, for this good news!
  3. Neesy
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    I hope he wins! - This is cool :biggrin-new:
  4. Spideyman
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    Spideyman Uber Member

    Fingers crossed. Thanks, Bev.
  5. king family fan
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    king family fan Prolific member

    Awesome. thanks again.
  6. mustangclaire
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    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    Yeay!!! Fingers crossed.
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  7. cat in a bag
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    cat in a bag Well-Known Member

    :clap:

    Has anyone read any of the other nominees?
  8. kingricefan
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Let's hope our Master wins this one!
  9. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...Edgar Bergen?....:m_cheeks:
  10. HollyGolightly
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    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    I think I'm going to find some of those titles and see how it goes. Always looking for a new author to like.
  11. cat in a bag
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    cat in a bag Well-Known Member

    Just to clarify my question about the other books, I was wondering how the competition stacked up in comparison to Joyland. No disrespect intended! Hoping Joyland wins!
  12. HMW
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    HMW Well-Known Member

    This is an old thread, bear with me. I have read all of Marcus Sakey's books, and he is a damn fine author. So fine that I do not blush when I compare him to Elmore Leonard in my head.

    My personal favourite is The Amateurs, but I think all his books are great. It was surprising to see him switch from pretty hard boiled crime novels with a social commentary to science fiction with Brilliance, but it worked for me, and I am looking forward his next book in that universe.
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  13. Neesy
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

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    Whether he wins or not, I still enjoyed this book on its own merit
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  14. carrie's younger brother
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    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Great news. It's also at #16 on the NYT mass market paperback list, while Mr. Mercedes is at #1 on both the hardcover and the combined print and e-book lists.
  15. kingricefan
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    :clap::clap: Woooohoooo!!! King reigns!!!!

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