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CRIMESPREE MAGAZINE YEAR END POLLING for 2005

We asked for votes and we got them.
It was really close this year but we have our winners.
At the Crimespree party at the next Bouchercon we’ll be handing plaques to:
John Galligan for BLOODKNOT
and Lee Child for ONE SHOT

The winners:
Favorite Book Of the Year:

John Galligan – BLOODKNOT

2nd:
Michael Connelly – THE LINCOLN LAWYER
John Connolly – BLACK ANGEL
Laura Lippman – POWER OF THE THREE
Duane Swierczynski – THE WHEELMAN
3rd:
Lee Child – ONE SHOT
Reed Farrel Coleman – THE JAMES DEANS
Michael Connelly – THE CLOSERS
Zoë Sharp – FIRST DROP.
Don Winslow – POWER OF THE DOG
4th:
Charlie Huston – SIX BAD THINGS
Simon Kernick – A GOOD DAY TO DIE
William Kent Krueger – MERCY FALLS
JD Rhodes – THE DEVIL’S RIGHT HAND
5th:
Mark Billingham – BURNING GIRL
Ken Bruen – The MAGDALYN MARTYRS
Jan Burke – BLOODLINES
Blake Crouch – LOCKED DOORS
Greg Hurwitz – TROUBLESHOOTER
JA Konrath – BLOODY MARY
Louise Ure – FORCING AMARYLLIS
Ian Rankin – FLESHMARKET ALLEY/CLOSE
James Sallis – DRIVE

Best Contribution to an Ongoing Series

Lee Child – ONE SHOT

2nd
Barry Eisler – KILLING RAIN
3rd –
Michael Connelly – THE CLOSERS
4th
Ken Bruen – THE MAGDALYN MARTYRS
JA Konrath – BLOODY MARY
5th
Jan Burke – BLOODLINES
Blake Crouch – LOCKED DOORS
Simon Kernick – A GOOD DAY TO DIE
William Kent Kreuger – MERCY FALLS
Karin Slaughter – FAITHLESS
John Sanford – BROKEN PREY

There were an awful lot of great books this year and voting was close. Thanks to every one who voted!