2019 Left Coast Crime “Lefty” Award Nominations An...

January 15, 2019 — Vancouver, BC — Left Coast Crime 2019, “Whale of a Crime,” will be giving four Lefty Awards at the 29th annual LCC convention, to be held in Vancouver in March: humorous, historical, debut, and best. The awards will be voted on at the convention and presented at a banquet on Saturday, March 30, at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver, BC. The award nominees have been selected by this and last years’ convention registrants. There are more nominees in each category this year due to unusually close voting. LCC is delighted to announce the Lefty nominees for books published in 2018: Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel. The...

Bouchercon Anthony Award NOMINATIONS

ANTHONY AWARD NOMINATIONS  REGISTER HERE!   BEST NOVEL  THE LATE SHOW by Michael Connelly MAGPIE MURDERS by Anthony Horowitz BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD by Attica Locke GLASS HOUSES by Louise Penny THE FORCE by Don Winslow BEST FIRST NOVEL  HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE by Kellye Garrett SHE RIDES SHOTGUN by Jordan Harper THE DRY by Jane Harper RAGGEDd; or, THE LOVELIEST LIES OF ALL by Christopher Irvin THE LAST PLACE YOU LOOK by Kristen Lepionka BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL UNCORKING A LIE by Nadine Nettmann BAD BOY BOOGIE by Thomas Pluck WHAT WE WRECKEN by Eryk Pruitt THE DAY I DIED by Lori Rader-Day CAST THE FIRST STONE by James W. Ziskin BILL CRIDER AWARD FOR...

Shortlists for 2018 Arthur Ellis Awards Apr20

Shortlists for 2018 Arthur Ellis Awards

The Crime Writers of Canada have announced the shortlists for the 2018 Arthur Ellis Awards. The winners of the awards, that honor Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing,  will be announced at The Arts and Letters Club Toronto on Thursday, 24 May, 2018 BEST CRIME NOVEL The Winners’ Circle, by Gail Bowen, publisher McClelland & Stewart The Party, by Robyn Harding, publisher Gallery/Scout Press The White Angel, by John MacLachlan, publisher Gray Douglas and McIntyre Sleeping in the Ground, by Peter Robinson, publisher McClelland & Stewart The Forgotten Girl, by Rio Youers, publisher St. Martin’s Press   BEST FIRST CRIME NOVEL sponsored...

Nominees for 2017 AGATHA Awards Jan29

Nominees for 2017 AGATHA Awards

The fine folks behind Malice Domestic have announced the nominees for the 2017 Agatha Awards. To qualify for an Agatha, the guidelines are as follows: The Agatha Awards honor the “traditional mystery.” That is to say, books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie as well as others. For our purposes, the genre is loosely defined as mysteries that: contain no explicit sex contain no excessive gore or gratuitous violence Materials generally classified as “hard-boiled” are not appropriate. Having said/posted that, here are the nominees: Best Contemporary Novel Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron Quiet Neighbors by...

2018 BARRY AWARD NOMINATIONS

The Barry Award winners will be announced September 6, 2018 at the St. Petersburg Bouchercon Opening Ceremonies. Anyone who subscribes or reads Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine is eligible to vote.  The Deadline for votes is August 6, 2018.  One vote per category for a total of four possible votes.  You may vote by e-mailing your choices to george@deadlypleasures.com   Best Novel THE LATE SHOW, Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) THE MARSH KING’S DAUGHTER, Karen Dionne (Putnam) EXIT STRATEGY, Steve Hamilton (Putnam) THE FORCE, Don Winslow (Morrow) PRUSSIAN BLUE, Philip Kerr (Putnam) MAGPIE MURDERS, Anthony Horowitz (Harper)   Best First Novel...

2017 Crime Novel of the Year Announced

You can see a video from the awards presentation on our Facebook page. Chris Brookmyre has tonight scooped the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for Black Widow. Celebrating its thirteenth year, the Award is considered one of the most coveted crime writing prizes in the country. Black Widow is a story of cyber-abuse, where ‘even the twists have twists’. It features Brookmyre’s long-time character, reporter Jack Parlabane. Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon tweeted that she had been given the novel as an early Valentine’s Day present by her husband, declaring it ‘brilliant’. Brookmyre said: “I’m really quite taken...