Longlist for the 2015 Ngaio Marsh Award Feb17

Longlist for the 2015 Ngaio Marsh Award

Craig Sisterson has announced the nine books on the longlist for the 2015 Ngaio Marsh Award for best Crime Novel. Three debut novelists and two established authors dipping their creative pens in the crime and mystery well for the first time help bring a fresh look to the longlist for the 2015 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, revealed today. “It is fantastic to see more and more talented New Zealand writers bringing their unique voices, perspectives, and interests to one of the world’s most popular storytelling genres,” says Judging Convenor Craig Sisterson. “Crime fiction is a broad church nowadays, and this year’s excellent longlist...

2015 Lovey Award Winners Feb09

2015 Lovey Award Winners

This last weekend, at Love Is Murder, the LOVEY Awards were presented. BEST FIRST NOVEL The Black Hour / Lori Rader-Day Other nominees: Honor Above All / J. Bard-Collins Stinking Rich / Rob Brunet Death Stalks Door County / Patricia Skalka BEST TRADITIONAL / AMATEUR SLEUTH Dead Between the Lines / Denise Swanson Other nominees: Dangerous Threads / David Ciambrone Implications / Richard Davidson Tradition of Deceit / Kathleen Ernst Bean in Love / Annie Hansen Wolf Pack / Jeanne Meeks Sex Change / T’Gracie Reese and Joe Reese Fatal Reaction / Jennie Spallone BEST SUSPENSE Black Stiletto: Secrets and Lies / Raymond Benson Other nominees: Once...

Catherine Aird to recieve CWA’s Diamond Dagger Feb06

Catherine Aird to recieve CWA’s Diamond Dagg...

The Crime Writer’s Association has announced that Catherine Aird (real name Kinn Hamilton McIntosh) will join the likes of P.D. James, Elmore Leonard and Ed McBain as she will receive their Diamond Dagger award. Catherine’s first novel, THE RELIGIOUS BODY, was published in 1966. Since then, she has gone on to publish another 24 novels, the most recent of which, DEAD HEADING, came out in 2014. In the press release, Catherine expressed her delight at the honor: “It feels very nice indeed, I can assure you! I am absolutely delighted. I’m so glad to be part of such a happy group as the CWA and we do all tend to read each other’s work. I...

2015 Hammett Prize Nominees Feb01

2015 Hammett Prize Nominees

The North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers have announced the nominees for the 2015 HAMMETT Prize. Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster) Smoke River by Krista Foss (McClelland & Stewart) Gangsterland by Tod Goldberg (Counterpoint) Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (Scribner) Goodhouse by Peyton Marshall (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) An announcement of which book and author wins this commendation will be made around the time of the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association’s (NAIBA) Fall Conference, scheduled to be held in Somerset, New Jersey, from October 2 to 4. The winner will...

2014 Agatha Award Nominees Jan31

2014 Agatha Award Nominees

The folks behind Malice Domestic have released the nominees for this year’s Agatha Awards. Best Contemporary Novel The Good, The Bad and The Emus by Donna Andrews (Minotaur Books) A Demon Summer by G.M. Malliet (Minotaur Books) Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books) The Long Way Home by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books) Designated Daughters by Margaret Maron (Grand Central Publishing) Best Historical Novel Hunting Shadows by Charles Todd (William Morrow) An Unwilling Accomplice by Charles Todd (William Morrow) Wouldn’t it Be Deadly by D.E. Ireland (Minotaur Books) Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen (Berkley) Murder in Murray Hill...

Nominees for 2015 Left Coast Crime awards Jan26

Nominees for 2015 Left Coast Crime awards

The folks behind Left Coast Crime have announced the nominees for the awards that will be handed out at this year’s event. The awards will be voted on at the convention and presented at a banquet on Saturday, March 14, at the Doubletree by Hilton Portland. The award nominees have been selected by convention registrants. The Lefty for the best humorous mystery novel: • The Good, the Bad, and the Emus, by Donna Andrews (Minotaur) • Herbie’s Game, by Timothy Hallinan (Soho Crime) • January Thaw, by Jess Lourey (Midnight Ink) • Dying for a Dude, by Cindy Sample (Cindy Sample) • Suede to Rest, by Diane Vallere (Berkley Prime Crime) The...