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...

Clare Mackintosh wins 2016 Old Peculier Crime Novel Of The Year Jul22

Clare Mackintosh wins 2016 Old Peculier Crime Nove...

Tonight, it was announced that Clare Mackintosh has been awarded the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for I LET YOU GO.   Clare Mackintosh said: “I first came to Harrogate as an unpublished author so to win this award tonight is a dream come true. I would like to thank my publishers and agent for supporting me, everybody who has read and recommended I Let You Go, and the crime writing community for their endless encouragement.”   The 2016 Award is sponsored by T&R Theakston Ltd and supported by WHSmith and The Radio Times. Clare collected a £3,000 cash prize, as well as a handmade, engraved oak beer cask...

Attica Locke wins sixth annual Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction Jul16

Attica Locke wins sixth annual Harper Lee Prize fo...

The University of Alabama School of Law has announced that Attica Locke’s Pleasantville has won the 2016 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. Locke is the sixth winner of the prize. The prize, authorized by Lee, is given annually to a book-length work of fiction that best illuminates the role of lawyers in society and their power to effect change. Previous winners include John Grisham and Michael Connelly. The winner was chosen by a panel consisting of  Dr. Philip Beidler, author and professor of English, University of Alabama; Helen Ellis, author, “American Housewife”; Homer Hickam, author, “Rocket Boys”; Rheta Grimsley Johnson,...

ITW Awards Jul10

ITW Awards

The International Thriller Writers have announced the winners for the 2016 Thriller Awards. Best Hardcover Novel: THE FIFTH GOSPEL, by Ian Caldwell (Simon & Schuster) Other nominees PLAYING WITH FIRE, by Tess Gerritsen (Ballantine) THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) INSPECTOR OF THE DEAD, by David Morrell (Mulholland) Pretty Girls, by Karin Slaughter (Morrow) Best First Novel: BULL MOUNTAIN, by Brian Panowich (Putnam) Other nominees LITTLE BLACK LIES, by Sandra Block (Grand Central) THE DROWNING GAME, by L.S. Hawker (Witness Impulse) WHAT SHE KNEW, by Gilly Macmillan (Morrow) THE GATES OF EVANGELINE, by Hester Young...