Max Allan Collins, Ellen Hart named MWA’s 2017 Grand Masters Nov30

Max Allan Collins, Ellen Hart named MWA’s 20...

The Mystery Writers of America have announced the 2017 Grand Masters, as well as the recipients of the Raven and Ellery Queen Awards.   On April 27th, Max Allan Collins and Ellen Hart will be presented with the MWA Grand Master award. MWA’s Grand Master Award represents the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing and was established to acknowledge important contributions to this genre, as well as for a body of work that is both significant and of consistent high quality. Mr. Collins and Ms. Hart will receive their awards at the 71st Annual Edgar Awards Banquet, which will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. When told...

Mike Cooper awarded inaugural Mysterious Press Award Oct24

Mike Cooper awarded inaugural Mysterious Press Awa...

Otto Penzler, at the Frankfurt Book Fair, announced that Mike Cooper was the first ever recipient of The Mysterious Press Award. Cooper will receive $25,000 (an advance against royalties) and have MP publish THE DOWNSIDE, the manuscript that won him the award, in E-book format. In an age of cyber-crime, Finn is the last hardhat: He’s never stolen anything weighing less than five tons. Now fresh out of prison and flat broke, he’s got a line on his biggest job ever. Cracking the most heavily guarded private vault in North America? No problem. Hauling $50 million of precious metal out past guards, dozens of policemen, and an...

2016 CWA Dagger Award Winners Oct11

2016 CWA Dagger Award Winners

Tonight, at an Awards Gala Dinner, in London,  the CWA announced the winners of the 2016 Dagger Awards. CWA GOLDSBORO GOLD DAGGER Dodgers, Bill Beverly, No Exit Press Rest of the Shortlist: Black Widow, Christopher Brookmyre, Little Brown Real Tigers, Mick Herron, John Murray Blood Salt Water, Denise Mina, Orion CWA IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER  The Cartel, Don Winslow, William Heinemann Rest of the Shortlist: Rain Dogs, Adrian McKinty, Serpent’s Tail Real Tigers, Mick Herron, John Murray Make Me, Lee Child, Bantam Press CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER The Great Swindle, Pierre Lemaître, (Translator Frank Wynne), Quercus/Maclehose Rest of the...

2016 Anthony Award Winners Sep16

2016 Anthony Award Winners

Tonight, at Bouchercon New Orleans, the 2016 Anthony Awards were handed out. There was an extremely strong batch of contenders, with Chris Holm (The Killing Kind) taking home the Best Novel Award. BEST NOVEL The Killing Kind – Chris Holm [Mulholland] Other nominees: Night Tremors – Matt Coyle [Oceanview] The Child Garden – Catriona McPherson [Midnight Ink] The Nature of the Beast – Louise Penny [Minotaur/Sphere] What You See – Hank Phillippi Ryan [Forge] BEST FIRST NOVEL Past Crimes – Glen Erik Hamilton [William Morrow] Other nominees: Concrete Angel – Patricia Abbott [Polis] New Yorked – Rob...

Nominees for 2016 Anthony Awards Sep03

Nominees for 2016 Anthony Awards

With Bouchercon just around the corner, the nominees for the Anthony Awards have been announced and the list is pretty impressive. While I am thrilled for everyone involved, I am especially pumped to see Crimespree’s Senior Film Critic, Patti Abbott, up for best first novel.  Also making her Anthony debut is Crimespree’s technical guru, Erin Mitchell. BEST NOVEL Night Tremors – Matt Coyle (Oceanview) The Killing Kind – Chris Holm (Mulholland) The Child Garden – Catriona McPherson (Midnight Ink) The Nature of the Beast – Louise Penny (Minotaur/Sphere) What You See – Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge) BEST FIRST NOVEL Concrete Angel –...

Shortlists for the 2016 CWA Dagger Awards Jul29

Shortlists for the 2016 CWA Dagger Awards

The CWA has revealed the shortlists for the 2016 Dagger Awards. The winners will be announced at an Awards Gala Dinner, in London, on  October 11th. CWA GOLDSBORO GOLD DAGGER Dodgers, Bill Beverly, No Exit Press Black Widow, Christopher Brookmyre, Little Brown Real Tigers, Mick Herron, John Murray Blood Salt Water, Denise Mina, Orion CWA IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER  The Cartel, Don Winslow, William Heinemann Rain Dogs, Adrian McKinty, Serpent’s Tail Real Tigers, Mick Herron, John Murray Make Me, Lee Child, Bantam Press CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER The Truth and Other Lies, Sascha Arango (Translator Imogen Taylor), Simon & Schuster The Great...