Stalker Awards 2013—Submit Your Nominations!

May is Mystery Month and June is International Crime Month so it’s time to submit your nominations for the third annual Stalker Awards, given to crime novels you’re obsessed with and the authors who write them. You can be obsessed with the authors, too, but please stay legal.

Anyone from anywhere can submit nominations and vote, as long as you’re passionate about crime fiction. If you’ve ever seen the winners lists for different awards and thought, “Huh? Who picks these things?” let us know what you read and loved.

All nominees must’ve had a release or been released in the US in 2012 (original publication, not re-release, OK if it’s a foreign title available for the first time in the US last year).

Fill out the form below, and submit before 9 p.m. PST on Thursday, May 30. Nominate three in each category, and rankings will count so place your absolute favorite first. Include titles and authors for all nominations, except for the final two categories, which are only about authors.

I’ll announce nominees by the end of the month, at which time voting will begin. See last year’s winners here.

Let the stalking begin!



  • Reply
    Samantha Gluck
    May 20, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    OK, I just nominated Joel Goldman (Freaking AMAZING crime author) for this award thingy. I’ve never done anything like this, so I hope I did it right. 😉

    So do I come back here to see results?

    • Reply
      Pop Culture Nerd
      May 20, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      Hi Samantha,

      Yes, come back end of this month to see the nominees and vote for the winners. Thanks for submitting your nominations!

  • Reply
    May 30, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Okay, I voted!

    THE PROFESSIONALS (although I did enjoy the sequel, Criminal Enterprise, more, but it’s ineligible since it came out this year.)

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    Samantha Gluck
    June 1, 2013 at 10:21 am

    When will winners be announced?

    • Reply
      Pop Culture Nerd
      June 1, 2013 at 10:26 am

      I’ll post nominees next week, and then the public will vote. Winners will be announced about a week after that.

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