The Shortlist for 2015 Bony Blithe Award Apr25

The Shortlist for 2015 Bony Blithe Award

The shortlist has been announced for the 2015 Bony Blithe Award The Bloody Words Light Mystery Award is an annual juried literary prize, presented at the Bloody Words Mystery Conference for a “book that makes us smile.” The book can be a print or an e-book, submitted by the publisher or the author, published in the previous year. The 2015 award is open to books published between January 1 and December 31, 2014. Self-published books are included. All novels must be a minimum of 60,000 words. The author must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. No YA or noir. THE CORPSE WITH THE PLATINUM HAIR by Cathy Ace (Touchwood...

The Shortlists for the 2015 Arthur Ellis Awards Apr25

The Shortlists for the 2015 Arthur Ellis Awards

The Crime Writers of Canada have announced the shortlists for the 2015 Arthur Ellis Awards. The awards will be presented, on May 28th, at the Arthur Ellis Gala in Toronto. Best Novel Brenda Chapman, Cold Mourning, Dundurn Press Barbara Fradkin, None so Blind, Dundurn Press C.C. Humphreys, Plague, Doubleday Canada Maureen Jennings, No Known Grave, McClelland & Stewart Alen Mattich, Killing Pilgrim, House of Anansi   Best First Novel Janet Brons, A Quiet Kill, Touchwood Editions Steve Burrows, Siege of Bitterns, Dundurn Press M.H. Callway, Windigo Fire, Seraphim Editions Eve McBride, No Worst, There Is None, Dundurn Press Sam Wiebe,...

WAYWARD PINES: Watch the pilot!

For those that are chomping at the bit to see the characters of Blake Crouch come to life, we bring you the pilot for Blake’s WAYWARD PINES! In the first-ever global preview event, Fox Broadcasting Company and Fox International Channels have announced that they are offering a free preview of the premiere episode of “Wayward Pines” for one week beginning tonight (12:00am ET/PT) through Thursday, April 30 (11:59 PM ET/PT) in advance of the series’ global premiere. The episode is also available to watch free on FOX On Demand via participating pay-TV providers, including AT&T U-verse, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Charter, Cox,...

Gaylord and Mitzner are featured in this week’s giveaway Apr24

Gaylord and Mitzner are featured in this week̵...

Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win copies of WHEN WE WERE ANIMALS by Joshua Gaylord and LOSING FAITH by Adam Mitzner WHEN WE WERE ANIMALS by Joshua Gaylord A small, quiet Midwestern town, which is unremarkable save for one fact: when the teenagers reach a certain age, they run wild.   When Lumen Fowler looks back on her childhood, she wouldn’t have guessed she would become a kind suburban wife, a devoted mother. In fact, she never thought she would escape her small and peculiar hometown. When We Were Animals is Lumen’s confessional: as a well-behaved and...

MEMORY MAN by David Baldacci

Memory Man by David Baldacci Grand Central Publishing April 21st, 2015 Memory Man by David Baldacci is a compelling novel. This new series is a fascinating characterization, featuring Detective Amos Decker who has unique abilities. Although Baldacci’s other series are gripping thrillers this new one is more powerful as readers immediately will root for Decker as he attempts to overcome his past demons. The plot explains how a career ending football injury induced synesthesia, a neurological condition, which gave Decker symptoms that include remembering everything, counting in colors, and seeing time as pictures in his head. Unfortunately,...