Nominees for 2014 Shamus Awards Sep29

Nominees for 2014 Shamus Awards

The Private Eye Writers of America announced the nominees for the 2014 Shamus Awards. Winners will be named during a banquet at Bouchercon in Long Beach, California, on Friday, November 14. Best Hardcover P.I. Novel: LITTLE ELVISES, by Timothy Hallinan (Soho Crime) THE MOJITO COAST, by Richard Helms (Five Star) W IS FOR WASTED, by Sue Grafton (Marian Wood/Putnam) THE GOOD COP, by Brad Parks (Minotaur) NEMESIS, by Bill Pronzini (Forge) Best First P.I. Novel: A GOOD DEATH, by Christopher R. Cox (Minotaur) MONTANA, by Gwen Florio (Permanent Press) BLOOD ORANGE, by Karen Keskinen (Minotaur) BEAR IS BROKEN, by Lachlan Smith (Mysterious Press)...

Short list for Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award Sep16

Short list for Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the...

The fine folks behind Bloody Scotland have announced the short list for The Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award. FLESH WOUNDS by Christopher Brookmyre THE AMBER FURY by Natalie Haynes FALLING FAST by Neil Broadfoot ENTRY ISLAND by Peter May A LOVELY WAY TO BURN by Louise Welsh IN THE ROSARY GARDEN by Nicola White The 2014 shortlist was compiled from entries with help from Waterstone’s staff and readers across Scotland. The prize will be judged by our panel: former Scotsman editor Magnus Linklater, Jenny Niven, Portfolio Manager for Literature at Creative Scotland, and Angie Crawford, Scottish Buyer at Waterstone’s. The winner...

CWA Shortlists for TV & Film Daggers Sep07

CWA Shortlists for TV & Film Daggers

The masters of intrigue, suspense and murders most horrid are honoured in shortlists announced today (2nd September) for the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2014, held in association with the Crime Writers’ Association. The awards will be the culmination of a six-week Crime Thriller Club series, which starts on ITV3 on 15th September, with the winners of 11 awards honouring TV, books and film announced at the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards on Friday 24th October at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. The Film Dagger COLD IN JULY DOM HEMINGWAY FILTH PRISONERS STARRED UP The TV Dagger HAPPY VALLEY LINE OF DUTY: SERIES 2 SHERLOCK: SERIES 3...

Shortlists for 2014 CWA Dagger awards Sep02

Shortlists for 2014 CWA Dagger awards

The Crime Writers’ Association announced the shortlists for the final three CWA 2014  Daggers. The winners will be announced on October 24th, at the Crime Thriller Awards. CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year: THE FIRST RULE OF SURVIVAL, by Paul Mendelson (Constable) HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN, by Louise Penny (Sphere/Little Brown) KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE, by Paula Daly (Bantam/Transworld)  THIS DARK ROAD TO MERCY, by Wiley Cash (Doubleday/Transworld) CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger: THE AXEMAN’S JAZZ, by Ray Celestin (Mantle) THE DEVIL IN THE MARSHALSEA, by Antonia Hodgson  (Hodder & Stoughton) THE SILENT WIFE, by...

McIlvanney wins 2014 NGAIO MARSH Award Aug30

McIlvanney wins 2014 NGAIO MARSH Award

Liam McIlvanney’s WHERE DEAD ME GO has been awarded for the Ngaio Marsh award for the Best New Zealand Crime Novel. After three years in the wilderness, hardboiled reporter Gerry Conway is back at his desk at the Glasgow Tribune. But three years is a long time on newspapers and things have changed – readers are dwindling, budgets are tightening, and the Trib’s once rigorous standards are slipping. Once the paper’s star reporter, Conway now plays second fiddle to his former protege, crime reporter Martin Moir. But when Moir goes AWOL as a big story breaks, Conway is dispatched to cover a gangland shooting. And when...

Shortlists for 2014 Davitt Awards Aug19

Shortlists for 2014 Davitt Awards

The lovely folks at  Sisters in Crime Australia have announced the shortlists for the  2014 Davitt Awards. These prizes are named for Ellen Davitt, the author of Australia’s first mystery novel, Force and Fraud (1865), and honor the best in Australian  crime/mystery fiction by women. The nominees are: Best Adult Novel: DARK HORSE, by Honey Brown (Penguin Books Australia) NEFARIOUS DOINGS, by Ilsa Evans (Momentum Press) A BITTER TASTE, by Annie Hauxwell (Penguin Books Australia) WEB OF DECEIT, by Katherine Howell (Pan Macmillan Australia) Burial Rites, by Hannah Kent (Picador Books) THE DYING BEACH, by Angela Savage (Text) Best Young Adult...