David Thompson, who tragically passed away in 2010, was a bookseller and publisher whose passion for crime fiction knew no bounds, nor did his tireless advocating of crime fiction books and authors. You can learn more about David by visiting Sarah Weinman’s blog, where she compiled a deservedly lengthy list of the tributes that poured out from every corner of the crime fiction community in David’s honor upon his passing. It is truly an honor to be nominated for an award which bears David’s name.
Spinetingler is also giving awards in numerous other categories, including: Best Novel: New Voice, Best Novel: Rising Star, Best Novel: Legend, Best Short Story Collection, Best Anthology, Best Crime Comic/Graphic Novel, Best Cover, Best Short Story on the Web, Best Crime Publisher, Best Zine, and The Fireball Award for Best Opening Line.
Voting in all the award categories is open and runs April 1st through April 30th.