May Events for Once Upon A Crime May03

May Events for Once Upon A Crime

The new folks at Once Upon A Crime are working hard to maintain the high standard set by Gary and Pat and have some fun signings this month.   Tues. May 3 – 7:00 Paul Charles “St Ernan’s Blues.” Sat. May 7 – 1:00 Con Lehane “Murder at the 42nd Street Library” – Signing. Thurs. May 19 – 7:00 Liz Severn “Luce Women.” Mon. May 23 – 7:00 Ron Handberg “Dead Too Long.” Tues. May 24 – 7:00 Lachlan Smith “Panther’s Prey” (Leo Maxwell mystery series) – Discussion & Signing. Be sure to contact Devin and company if you have any...

2015 Agatha Award Winners May01

2015 Agatha Award Winners

Last night, at Malice Domestic have announced the winners for the  2015 Agatha Awards. Best Contemporary Novel: LONG UPON THE LAND, Margaret Maron (Grand Central Publishing) Other nominees: BURNED BRIDGES, Annette Dashofy (Henery Press) THE CHILD GARDEN, Catriona McPherson (Midnight Ink) NATURE OF THE BEAST, Louise Penny (Minotaur Books) WHAT YOU SEE, Hank Phillipi Ryan (Forge Books) Best Historical Novel: DREAMING SPIES, Laurie R. King (Bantam) Other nominees: MALICE AT THE PALACE, Rhys Bowen (Berkley) THE MASQUE OF A MURDERER, Susanna Calkins (Minotaur Books) MRS. ROOSEVELT’S CONFIDANTE, Susan Elia Macneal (Banntam) MURDER ON AMSTERDAM...

2016 Edgar Award Winners Apr30

2016 Edgar Award Winners

Thursday night, in New York City, The Mystery Writers of America handed out the 2016 Edgar Awards. Best Novel Let Me Die in His Footsteps by Lori Roy (Penguin Random House – Dutton) Other nominees: The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter (Penguin Random House – G.P. Putnam’s Sons) The Lady From Zagreb by Philip Kerr (Penguin Random House – A Marian Wood Book) Life or Death by Michael Robotham (Hachette Book Group – Mulholland Books) Canary by Duane Swierczynski (Hachette Book Group – Mulholland Books) Night Life by David C. Taylor (Forge Books)   Best First Novel The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Atlantic – Grove Press)...

Author Work Space: Leigh Russell Apr30

Author Work Space: Leigh Russell

Before I transferred to writing on an ipad, I completed most of my work sitting at my desk. Using an iPad has allowed me to be very flexible about where I write. Like most authors, I am frequently invited to attend literary festivals, and give talks in libraries and bookshops. Most of these engagements involve travelling, and when I’m on a train or a plane journey, I usually take the opportunity to do some writing. Sometimes when I’m out and about on the road, I might sit and work in a café. It can be quite relaxing to sit in a corner and work without any interruptions. The truth is, I can write anywhere in the world, because my...

Latest from Clare Mackintosh, Ruth Ware featured i...

This week,  Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win copies of I LET YOU GO by Clare Mackintosh and  IN A DARK DARK WOOD by Ruth Ware   I LET YOU GO The smash London Times bestseller, with over half a million copies sold….a twisty, psychological thriller with “an astonishing intensity that drags you in and never—ever—lets you go.” (Daily Mail, UK) On a rainy afternoon, a mother’s life is shattered as her son slips from her grip and runs into the street… Jenna Gray moves to the remote Welsh coast, desperate to leave behind the heartbreak of the accident and heal from the loss...