Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the year winner Jul17

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the year wi...

Belinda Bauer‘s RUBBERNECKER won the 2014  Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award at the opening night of  the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, in Harrogate. Sponsor Simon Theakston and broadcaster Mark Lawson presented Belinda with the award. Belinda said: “This is really unexpected; it feels like a very lucky accident to win this award when my fellow shortlisted authors seem so much smarter than me! I’m delighted. It’s a wonderful festival and such a prestigious prize. I’d like to thank the judges who read all the shortlisted books, and Simon Theakston for sponsoring the Festival. I’d particularly like...

2014 Ngaio Marsh Award longlist Jul17

2014 Ngaio Marsh Award longlist

Crimewatch posted the longlist for the Ngaio Marsh award for the best Best New Zealand Crime Novel. THE LUMINARIES by Eleanor Catton JOE VICTIM by Paul Cleave THE BECKONING ICE by Joan Druett FREDERICK’S COAT by Alan Duff MY BROTHER’S KEEPER by Donna Malane WHERE DEAD MEN GO by Liam McIlvanney CROSS FINGERS by Paddy Richardson ONLY THE DEAD by Ben Sanders The winner will be announced on August 30th. While I have not read most of the nominees, I will say that Paul Cleeve’s JOE VICTIM is a damn good...

2014 ITW Thriller Award winners Jul13

2014 ITW Thriller Award winners

Last night, The International Thriller Writers announced the winners for 2014 ITW Thriller Awards. BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL Andrew Pyper – THE DEMONOLOGIST (Simon & Schuster) Other nominees: Linda Castillo – HER LAST BREATH (Minotaur Books) Lee Child – NEVER GO BACK (Delacorte Press) Lisa Gardner – TOUCH AND GO (Dutton Adult) Stephen King – DOCTOR SLEEP (Scribner) Owen Laukkanen – CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE (Putnam Adult) Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child – WHITE FIRE (Grand Central Publishing) BEST FIRST NOVEL Jason Matthews – RED SPARROW (Scribner) Other nominees: Gwen Florio – MONTANA (Permanent Press) J.J. Hensley – RESOLVE (Permanent Press)...

2014 Strand Critic book awards Jul11

2014 Strand Critic book awards

Strand Magazine has announced the winners of their Strand Critics book awards. The awards were presented at a cocktail party in Manhattan. Best Novel: THE SHINING GIRLS: A Novel by Lauren Beukes (Mulholland Books) Other nominees: SOLO: A James Bond Novel by William Boyd (Harper) Sandrine’s Case by Thomas H. Cook (Mysterious Press) A SERPENT’S TOOTH by Craig Johnson (Viking) RATLINES by Stuart Neville (Soho Press) THE DOUBLE by George Pelecanos (Little, Brown and Company)  Best First Novel:  GHOSTMAN by Roger Hobbs (Knopf) Other nominees: JUST WHAT KIND OF MOTHER ARE YOU? by Paula Daly (Grove Press) A KILLING AT COTTON HILL by...

Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year Shortlist

Drum roll, please… The shortlist for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year has been announced. Celebrating its tenth year, the Awards feature six titles whittled down from a longlist of 18 crime novels published by British and Irish authors over the last year. Denise Mina could make it a hat-trick, after winning the title in 2012 and 2013. Her novel, The Red Road, is amongst the six shortlisted novels. The Red Road features DI Alex Morrow investigating a network of power and corruption that reaches back to Glasgow on the night Princess Diana died. Fellow Scot Malcolm Mackay’s debut novel, The Necessary Death of Lewis...

Finalists for 2014 Nero Award Jun30

Finalists for 2014 Nero Award

The Wolfe Pack has announced the finalists for the 2014 Nero Award. The award is presented annually for the best American Mystery and is presented at the Black Orchid Banquet, which is traditionally held on the first Saturday in December in New York City. Criteria include: written in the tradition of Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe stories, first published in the year preceding the award year and originally published in the United States The 2014 finalists: ASK NOT, Max Allan Collins, Tor & Forge Books THREE CAN KEEP A SECRET, Archer Mayor, St. Martins Press MURDER AS A FINE ART, David Morrell, Little, Brown & Company A STUDY IN...