2014 Strand Critic book awards

Strand Magazine has announced the winners of their Strand Critics book awards. The awards were presented at a cocktail party in Manhattan.

Best Novel:
THE SHINING GIRLS: A Novel by Lauren Beukes (Mulholland Books)

Other nominees:
SOLO: A James Bond Novel by William Boyd (Harper)
Sandrine’s Case by Thomas H. Cook (Mysterious Press)
A SERPENT’S TOOTH by Craig Johnson (Viking)
RATLINES by Stuart Neville (Soho Press)
THE DOUBLE by George Pelecanos (Little, Brown and Company) 

Best First Novel: 
GHOSTMAN by Roger Hobbs (Knopf)

Other nominees:
JUST WHAT KIND OF MOTHER ARE YOU? by Paula Daly (Grove Press)
A KILLING AT COTTON HILL by Terry Shames (Seventh Street Books)
THE SPIDER WOMAN’S DAUGHTER by Anne Hillerman (Harper)
NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT by Derek Miller (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 

Lifetime Achievement Awards:

Peter Lovesey
R.L. Stine