Tis the season for book bloggers to start considering their favourite reads of the year; often with a focus on those newly published in 2019. However, for us fans of classic crime, it is also that time of the year when the Reprint of the Year Awards is launched!
The number of publishers reprinting vintage mysteries is on the increase, meaning us lucky devotees are getting access to more and more of the books and authors we want to try. With so many novels and short story collections on offer, it can be hard to pick out the very best, which is where the Reprint of the Year Awards come in. Before you begin to imagine the swank of the Oscars, with beautiful dresses, smart tuxedos and red carpets, let me bring you back down to earth as to how the more humble Reprint of the Year Awards is going to work…
Like last year the awards will unfold in four stages…
Next Saturday me and 6 other bloggers, (Bev, Brad, John, Moira, Puzzle Doctor and Rekha), will begin by sharing one of our nominations for the award, putting forward our reasons for why you should vote for our nominee. This title has to be a reprint published this year and not a title released for the first time.
On the following Saturday we will reveal our second choices.
On one of these 2 days I will set up a poll for this award, listing the 14 titles me and my fellow bloggers have chosen, as well as 3 readers’ choices (more on that later). At this stage you will then be able to vote for your favoured titles.
As the year draws to a close I will reveal the results of the poll, announcing the title which has won the accolade of Reprint of the Year!
If you’ve been reading carefully you will have noticed that I have mentioned that the poll will include 3 texts which are chosen by you guys. So if there is a mystery reprint which has been released this year, which you’ve loved put it the comments section below this post. If someone has already mentioned a title you love, then please do still second it or repeat it, as I will be selecting the 3 readers choices using a random name generator. Yet if a title has more than one recommendation, (from different people of course), then they will get extra entries added to the generator.
Important: When adding a nomination in the comments below, it would be really helpful if you could, in brackets, include the name of the publisher who reprinted them. If you’re at all unsure about whether a title is eligible feel free to check.
Any questions or queries let me know and of course may the best book win!