2011 Best Book Award Nominees

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Zoom Street has just announced its nominees for the Best Books of 2011 (winners to be honored in December).

Here they be:


  • The Man in the Rockefeller Suit by Mark Seal (Viking)
  • The Fatal Gift of Beauty by Nina Burleigh (Broadway Books)
  • In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson (Crown)
  • Counterstrike by Eric Schmitt & Thom Shanker (Times Books)


  • Stagestruck by Peter Lovesey (SOHO Crime)
  • The Night Season by Chelsea Cain (Minotaur Books)
  • Heads You Lose by Lisa Lutz & David Hayward (Putnam)
  • Shortcut Man by P.G. Sturges (Scribner)


  • A Study in Sherlock, edited by Laurie R. king & Leslie Klinger (Bantam)
  • San Diego Noir, edited by Maryelizabeth Hart (Akashic Books)
  • First Thrills, edited by Lee Child (Forege Books)


  • Altered Landscape, edited by Ann M. Wolfe (Skira / Rizzoli)
  • Brassaï in America 1957 by Agnès de Gouvion Saint-Cyr(Flammarion)
  • Believing is Seeing by Errol Morris (Penguin Press)
  • The Original Copy, edited by Roxana Marcoci (MoMA)

Don’t miss the December issue! And in the meantime, we have a nice little Flash animation showing all the nominated covers on our books page here: www.zoomstreet.org/books