2015 CrimeFest Awards May17

2015 CrimeFest Awards

The folks behind Crimefest have announced the winners for the Crimefest awards. Audible.comAUDIBLE SOUNDS OF CRIME AWARD The Audible Sounds of Crime Award recognises the best crime audiobook published in both print and audio in 2014. Courtesy of sponsor Audible UK, the winning author and audiobook reader share the £1,000 prize equally and each receives a Bristol Blue Glass commemorative award. Robert Galbraith for The Silkworm, read by Robert Glenister (Little, Brown Book Group) Rest of the Shortlist Ben Aaronovitch for Foxglove Summer, read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Orion Publishing Group) Lee Child for Personal, read by Jeff Harding...

Dagger Awards: The CWA announces four more Shortlists May16

Dagger Awards: The CWA announces four more Shortli...

The Crime Writers Association has announced the shortlists for four additional Daggers (  CWA Short Story Dagger, International Dagger, Non Fiction Dagger, Endeavour Historical Dagger and Debut Dagger) at CrimesFest 2015. The International Dagger   Falling Freely, As If In A Dream by Leif GW Persson (tr Paul Norlen) – published by Transworld. Camille by Pierre Lemaitre (tr Frank Wynne) – published by Quercus. Cobra by Deon Meyer (tr K.L Seegers) – published by Hodder & Stoughton. Arab Jazz by Karim Miské (tr Sam Gordon) – published by MacLehose Press. The Invisible Guardian by Dolores Redondo (tr Isabelle Kaufeler) – published by...

Bouchercon 2015: Anthony Award Nominees May05

Bouchercon 2015: Anthony Award Nominees

The powers that be have  announced the nominees for the Anthony Awards. Best Novel LAMENTATION – Joe Clifford [Oceanview] THE SECRET PLACE – Tana French [Hodder & Stoughton/Viking] AFTER I’M GONE – Laura Lippman [William Morrow] THE LONG WAY HOME – Louise Penny [Minotaur] TRUTH BE TOLD – Hank Phillippi Ryan [Forge]   Best First Novel BLESSED ARE THE DEAD – Kristi Belcamino [Witness Impulse] ICE SHEAR – M.P. Cooley [William Morrow] INVISIBLE CITY – Julia Dahl [Minotaur] THE LIFE WE BURY – Allen Eskens [Seventh Street] THE BLACK HOUR – Lori Rader-Day [Seventh Street]...

The Inaugural Jeremiah Healy  Mystery Writing Award Details May04

The Inaugural Jeremiah Healy Mystery Writing Award...

Last August, mystery mainstay Jeremiah Healy passed away. Healy wrote 18 novels, including the Shamus Award winning Cuddy series. Now, the Mystery Writers Key West Fest are honoring his memory with the inaugural Jeremiah Healy Mystery Writing Award – “The Jerry” – which will be presented at the 2nd Annual Mystery Writers Key West Fest, August 14-16 in Key West, Florida. The winner will receive a book-publishing contract with Absolutely Amazing eBooks, free Mystery Writers Key West Fest registration, hotel accommodations for two nights, and a bobble-headed Jerry trophy. Sponsored by Absolutely Amazing eBooks, the award salutes the...

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Longlist May04

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Lo...

Giants of the genre are pitted against a clutch of new voices in one of the most prestigious crime writing prizes in the U.K. The longlist for the 2015 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award sees stalwarts Ian Rankin, Lee Child and John Harvey in the running. Rankin and Child battle it out, each with their 19th novels in the iconic Rebus and Reacher series. Lee Child’s number one global bestseller Personal takes on Rankin’s Saints of the Shadow Bible, which brought Rebus back from retirement. John Harvey’s Darkness, Darkness could be a swan song for the gong with Resnick’s last case, 25 years after the Detective Inspector’s...

2014 Agatha Award winners May02

2014 Agatha Award winners

This evening, at  Malice Domestic, the winners for the 2014 Agatha Awards were announced. Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees. Best Contemporary Novel Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books) Other nominees The Good, The Bad and The Emus by Donna Andrews (Minotaur Books) A Demon Summer by G.M. Malliet (Minotaur Books) The Long Way Home by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books) Designated Daughters by Margaret Maron (Grand Central Publishing) Best Historical Novel Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen (Berkley) Other nominees Hunting Shadows by Charles Todd (William Morrow) An Unwilling Accomplice by Charles Todd (William Morrow)...