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,...

Nominees for 2015 Crimefest Awards Apr22

Nominees for 2015 Crimefest Awards

The folks behind Crimefest have announced the nominees for the Crimefest awards. The winners will be announced, on Saturday, 16 May,  at a Gala Dinner Audible.comAUDIBLE SOUNDS OF CRIME AWARD The Audible Sounds of Crime Award recognises the best crime audiobook published in both print and audio in 2014. Courtesy of sponsor Audible UK, the winning author and audiobook reader share the £1,000 prize equally and each receives a Bristol Blue Glass commemorative award. Ben Aaronovitch for Foxglove Summer, read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Orion Publishing Group) Lee Child for Personal, read by Jeff Harding (Penguin Random House Audio) Robert...

2015 winner for L.A. Times Book Prize Apr21

2015 winner for L.A. Times Book Prize

The L.A. Times announced the winners for the 2015 L.A. Times Book Prizes. In the Mystery/Thriller category, the award went to DRY BONES IN THE VALLEY by Tom Bouman. DRY BONES is Tom’s debut novel. Other nominees: THE PAINTER BY Peter Heller (Knopf) AFTER I’M GONE by Laura Lippman (William Morrow) SINS OF OUR FATHERS by Shawn Lawrence Otto (Milkweed Editions) THE GIRL WITH A CLOCK FOR A HEART by Peter Swanson (William...

Minnesota Book Award Winner for Genre Fiction Apr18

Minnesota Book Award Winner for Genre Fiction

Tonight, the Friends Of The St. Paul Library presented the Minnesota Book Awards at a gala event at the Historic Union Depot in St. Paul. Awards were presented in eight categories, but I am posting the one that pertains to us: The Best Genre Fiction THE SECRET OF PEMBROOKE PARK by Julie Klassen Other nominees: FALLEN ANGEL by Chuck Logan THE LIFE WE BURY by Allen Eskens STRONGWOOD: A Crime Dossier by Larry Millet...

An Interview with Kristi Belcamino Apr16

An Interview with Kristi Belcamino

Blessed Are Those Who Weep by Kristi Belcamino is the third Gabriella Giovanni mystery. It is a story dealing with betrayal, manipulation, cover-up, and obsession. It has a gripping plot and believable characters. Although many social issues are discussed it is done through a riveting action packed story. Gabriella finds a horrific crime scene with only one survivor, a baby girl covered in the blood of her family members. The intensity begins with the very first page and does not let up. Elise Cooper:  A large part of this book is how Gabriella handles her miscarriage. Did you know someone who went through this emotional experience?  ...