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...

Ellen Hart wins the Minnesota Book Award for Genre Fiction Apr17

Ellen Hart wins the Minnesota Book Award for Genre...

Saturday night, The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library announced the winners of the 28th annual  Minnesota Book Awards. In the Genre Fiction Category, Ellen Hart won for THE GRAVE SOUL. The other finalists were: THE DEVEREAUX DECISION by Steve McEllistrem (Calumet Editions) HE’S EITHER DEAD OR IN ST. PAUL by D.B. Moon (Three Waters Publishing, LLC) SEASON OF FEAR by Brian Freeman (Quercus)...

The Shortlist for the 2016 Bony Blithe Award Apr16

The Shortlist for the 2016 Bony Blithe Award

The shortlist has been announced for the 2016 Bony Blithe Award The Bloody Words Light Mystery Award is an annual juried literary prize, presented at the Bloody Words Mystery Conference for a “book that makes us smile.” The book can be a print or an e-book, submitted by the publisher or the author, published in the previous year. The 2015 award is open to books published between January 1 and December 31, 2015. Self-published books are included. All novels must be a minimum of 60,000 words. The author must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. No YA or noir. THE MARSH MADNESS by Victoria Abbott (Berkley Prime Crime)...

Don Winslow wins L.A. Times Book Prize for Mystery Apr11

Don Winslow wins L.A. Times Book Prize for Mystery

Saturday, at the Los Angeles Festival Of Books, The winners of the 2015 L.A. Times Book Prizes were announced, with Don Winslow being awarded the Mystery/Thriller Prize for THE CARTEL, his follow-up to 2005’s POWER OF THE DOG. Other Finalists THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE, Lou Berney (William Morrow) THE SYMPATHIZER, Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Press) BULL MOUNTAIN, Brian Panowich (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) THE WHITES, Richard Price (Picador) In addition, James Patterson was presented with the 2015 Innovator Award. James Patterson has left a singular mark on the literary community through his writing for adults and young people, as well as through...