Shortlists for 2015 DAVITT Awards Aug02

Shortlists for 2015 DAVITT Awards

The shortlists have been announced for the 2015 Davitt Awards. The Davitt Awards highlight female crime writers and are presented by  Sisters In Crime Australia. The Short List for the 2015 awards: Adult Novels · Honey Brown, Through the Cracks (Penguin Books Australia) · Ilsa Evans, Forbidden Fruit: A Nell Forrest Mystery (Momentum Press) ebook · Sulari Gentill, A Murder Unmentioned (Pantera Press) · Annie Hauxwell, A Morbid Habit (Penguin Books Australia) · Liane Moriarty, Big Little Lies (Pan Macmillan Australia) · Malla Nunn, Present Darkness (Xoum Publishing) Young Adult Novels · Christine Bongers, Intruder (Woolshed Press – a Random...

Bloody Scotland Crime Book of the Year shortlist Jul29

Bloody Scotland Crime Book of the Year shortlist

The shortlist for the fourth annual Bloody Scotland Crime Book of the Year has been announced. The award, formerly the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year, recognizes excellence in Scottish crime writing, includes a prize of £1000 and nationwide promotion in Waterstones. PATHS OF THE DEAD, Lin Anderson DM FOR MURDER, Matt Bendoris DEAD GIRL WALKING, Chris Brookmyre THIN AIR, Ann Cleeves THE GHOSTS OF ALTONA, Craig Russell DEATH IS A WELCOME GUEST, Louise Welsh The overall winning book will be announced at our gala dinner on Saturday 12 September as part of the Bloody Scotland festival programme. The previous winners are Peter May with...

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 20...

Sarah Hilary has scooped the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for Someone Else’s Skin. Celebrating its eleventh year, the Award is considered one of the most coveted crime writing prizes in the U.K. Sarah Hilary’s compelling first thriller received critical acclaim for being superbly disturbing, twisty and tricksy. Hilary said: “To win this award for my debut crime novel is simply amazing. I’d like to thank my publishers, Headline, my editor Vicki Mellor, and of course my stupendous agent Jane Gregory. This is my fourth year at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, I didn’t think it could get any better,...

2015 Thriller Award winners Jul13

2015 Thriller Award winners

The International Thriller Writers announced, over the weekend, the winners of the 2015 ITW Thriller Awards. BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL Megan Abbott – THE FEVER (Little, Brown and Company) Other nominees: Lauren Beukes – BROKEN MONSTERS (Mulholland Books) Joseph Finder – SUSPICION (Dutton) Greg Iles – NATCHEZ BURNING (William Morrow) Chevy Stevens – THAT NIGHT (St. Martin’s Press) BEST FIRST NOVEL Laura McHugh – THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD (Spiegel & Grau) Other nominees: Ray Celestin – THE AXEMAN’S JAZZ (Mantle) Julia Dahl – INVISIBLE CITY (Minotaur Books) Allen Eskens – THE LIFE WE BURY (Seventh Street Books) Andy Weir – THE MARTIAN (Crown) BEST...

Shortlist for Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year announced Jun16

Shortlist for Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel ...

The powers that be have announced the shortlist for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. The award is brought to us by T&R Theakston Ltd, WHSmith, and Radio Times. THE FACTS OF LIFE AND DEATH by Belinda Bauer, Transworld THE AXEMAN’S JAZZ by Ray Celestin, Mantle/ Pan Macmillan THE OUTCAST DEAD by Elly Griffiths, Quercus SOMEONE ELSE’S SKIN by Sarah Hilary, Headline THE DEVIL IN THE MARSHALSEA by Antonia Hodgson, Hodder & Stoughton ENTRY ISLAND by Peter May, Quercus The  winner will be decided by the panel of Judges, which this year comprises of Executive Director of T&R Theakston Ltd. and title sponsor Simon...

Finalists for 2015 Nero Award Jun14

Finalists for 2015 Nero Award

THE finalists for the 2015 NERO AWARD. The award is presented annually “for the best American mystery written in the tradition of Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe stories. HERBIE’S GAME by Timothy Hallinan (Soho Press) THE DETECTIVE AND THE PIPE GIRL by Michael Craven (HarperCollins) FIRST LIGHT by Al Lamanda (Five Star) THE DETECTIVE by James Patrick Hunt (Cengage Gale) PETER PAN MUST DIE by John Verdon (Crown)