The Winners of the 2013 Stalker Awards Are…

awardfinalWith roughly 1,900 hits, this year’s Stalker Awards got twice the votes as last year’s. This was no doubt because so many of you helped spread the word about voting. I thank you profusely for it. You made it extra fun for me, and once again confirmed that the crime fiction community has many passionate fans and authors.

Congratulations to all the winners! (Click here for the list of nominees.)

Novel You Shoved Most Often at Others

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Lead Character You Most Want as Your Friend

Elvis Cole (Taken by Robert Crais)

Most Scene-Stealing Supporting Character

Jon Stone (Taken by Robert Crais)

Most Throat-Grabbing Opening Sentence

“I’d come five years and two thousand miles to stand in the rain while they prepared my brother for his own murder.” (The Last Kind Words by Tom Piccirilli)

Most Memorable Dialogue

The Hard Bounce by Todd Robinson

Catchiest Title

Frank Sinatra in a Blender by Matthew McBride

dare me coverMost Eye-Popping Cover

Dare Me by Megan Abbott

Favorite Author on Social Media

Megan Abbott

Most Criminally Underrated Author

Terrence P. McCauley



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    August 21, 2013 at 5:04 am

    Thank you to everyone who voted for me!

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    Meg Gardiner
    August 21, 2013 at 7:05 am

    I happily hand over my sash and tiara to Megan Abbott. Congrats to all the winners!

    Watch out for shifty-eyed people in the bushes.

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    August 21, 2013 at 10:35 am

    A hearty CONGRATS to all the winners! I picked 3 of them, so I’m smiling.

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    Tea Time with Marce
    August 22, 2013 at 5:15 am

    I knew Gone Girl would win even though I wasn’t a fan. I should try a Megan Abbott.

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    Naomi Johnson
    August 22, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Congrats to all the winners! The voters have excellent taste (which is to say, their taste pretty much coincides with mine)!

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