Nominees for the 2011 Dilys Award from the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association

shelved under Best of... and Mystery

Every year the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association nominates a handful of books for the Dilys Award — an award given to the new mystery titles which member booksellers most enjoyed selling.

Unfortunately, mysteries aren't my thing. I don't think I've read one in over a decade. So I turn to you, Flashlight Worthy Readers, to submit your descriptions of what makes the below books so great. Take a look at the list below and for the books you've read, take a moment to submit your descriptions in the provided submission boxes.

What should you say? A few sentences about the plot is great. Adding why it's such a great book is even better. Have at it!

Love Songs from a Shallow Grave: A Dr. Siri Investigation Set in Laos

Love Songs from a Shallow Grave: A Dr. Siri Investigation Set in Laos

by Colin Cotterill

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The Lock Artist

The Lock Artist

by Steve Hamilton

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Moonlight Mile

Moonlight Mile

by Dennis Lehane

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Bury Your Dead: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

Bury Your Dead: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

by Louise Penny

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Once A Spy

Once A Spy

by Keith Thomson

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Savages

Savages

by Don Winslow

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