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...

Shortlists for the 2014 Ned Kelly Awards Aug09

Shortlists for the 2014 Ned Kelly Awards

The shortlists for the Ned Kelly Awards,   Australia’s oldest and most prestigious prizes honouring our crime fiction and true crime writing, have been announced. 2014 BEST CRIME NOVEL BITTER WASH ROAD by Garry Disher FATAL IMPACT by Kathyrn Fox IN THE MORNING I’LL BE GONE by Adrian McKinty BEAMS FALLING by PM Newton ONE BOY MISSING by Stephen Orr THE DYING BEACH by Angela Savage BEST FIRST CRIME NOVEL DEAD CAT BOUNCE by Peter Cotton HADES by Candice Fox BLOOD WITNESS by Alex Hammond EVERY BREATH by Ellie Marney BEST TRUE CRIME DISGRACED? by Paul Dale FOREVER NINE by John Kidman & Denise Hofman NO MERCY by Eleanor Learmonth & Jenny...

The Shortlist for the 2014 Ngaio Marsh award Aug04

The Shortlist for the 2014 Ngaio Marsh award

The shortlist has been announced for the Ngaio Marsh award for the Best New Zealand Crime Novel. JOE VICTIM by Paul Cleave FREDERICK’S COAT by Alan Duff MY BROTHER’S KEEPER by Donna Malane WHERE DEAD MEN GO by Liam McIlvanney The winner will be announced on August 30th. W

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)...