2016 CrimeFest Award Winners May28

2016 CrimeFest Award Winners

Last Weekend, at Crimefest 2016, the following awards were presented. AUDIBLE SOUNDS OF CRIME AWARD The Audible Sounds of Crime Award is for the best unabridged crime audiobook first published in the UK in 2015 in both printed and audio formats, and available for download from audible.co.uk, Britain’s largest provider of downloadable audiobooks. Courtesy of sponsor Audible UK, the winning author and audiobook reader(s) share the £1,000 prize equally and each receives a Bristol Blue Glass commemorative award.  Paula Hawkins for The Girl on the Train, read by Clare Corbett, India Fisher & Louise Brealey (Random House Audiobooks) The other...

Longlists for 2016 Dagger Awards May21

Longlists for 2016 Dagger Awards

Yesterday, at Crimefest, the CWA announced the longlists for the 2016 Dagger Awards.  CWA GOLDSBORO GOLD DAGGER  DODGERS, Bill Beverly, No Exit Press BLACK WIDOW, Christopher Brookmyre, Little Brown AFTER YOU DIE, Eve Dolan, Harvill Secker REAL TIGERS, Mick Herron, John Murray FINDERS KEEPERS, Stephen King, Hodder & Stoughton DEAD PRETTY, David Mark, Mulholland books/Hodder & Stoughton BLOOD SALT WATER, Denise Mina, Orion SHE DIED YOUNG, Elizabeth Wilson, Serpent’s Tail CWA IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER  THE CARTEL, Don Winslow, William Heinemann THE ENGLISH SPY, Daniel Silva, HarperCollins BONE BY BONE, Sanjida Kay, Corvus RAIN DOGS,...

2016 Anthony Award Nominees May06

2016 Anthony Award Nominees

The final voting will take place at Bouchercon in New Orleans and presented on Friday night! 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 – Patricia Abbott [Polis] Past Crimes – Glen Erik Hamilton [William Morrow] New Yorked – Rob Hart [Polis] Bull Mountain – Brian Panowich [G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Head of Zeus] On the Road with Del & Louise – Art...

2015 Agatha Award Winners May01

2015 Agatha Award Winners

Last night, at Malice Domestic have announced the winners for the  2015 Agatha Awards. Best Contemporary Novel: LONG UPON THE LAND, Margaret Maron (Grand Central Publishing) Other nominees: BURNED BRIDGES, Annette Dashofy (Henery Press) THE CHILD GARDEN, Catriona McPherson (Midnight Ink) NATURE OF THE BEAST, Louise Penny (Minotaur Books) WHAT YOU SEE, Hank Phillipi Ryan (Forge Books) Best Historical Novel: DREAMING SPIES, Laurie R. King (Bantam) Other nominees: MALICE AT THE PALACE, Rhys Bowen (Berkley) THE MASQUE OF A MURDERER, Susanna Calkins (Minotaur Books) MRS. ROOSEVELT’S CONFIDANTE, Susan Elia Macneal (Banntam) MURDER ON AMSTERDAM...

2016 Edgar Award Winners Apr30

2016 Edgar Award Winners

Thursday night, in New York City, The Mystery Writers of America handed out the 2016 Edgar Awards. Best Novel Let Me Die in His Footsteps by Lori Roy (Penguin Random House – Dutton) Other nominees: The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter (Penguin Random House – G.P. Putnam’s Sons) The Lady From Zagreb by Philip Kerr (Penguin Random House – A Marian Wood Book) Life or Death by Michael Robotham (Hachette Book Group – Mulholland Books) Canary by Duane Swierczynski (Hachette Book Group – Mulholland Books) Night Life by David C. Taylor (Forge Books)   Best First Novel The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Atlantic – Grove Press)...

Longlist for 2016 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year announced Apr19

Longlist for 2016 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime No...

The folks behind Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival have released the longlist for the 2016 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Below is the press release in full: Giants of the genre are pitted against a clutch of new voices in one of the most prestigious crime writing prizes in the country. Renee Knight’s debut, Disclaimer, has been pitched as the new Gone Girl. The former TV documentary maker spent a decade writing film scripts, with her first novel turned down by every publisher, but persisted to write Disclaimer, whose overseas rights have been sold in 25 countries and to a Hollywood studio. Lisa McInerney The...