Lois Duncan, James Ellroy to receive MWA Grand Master; 2015 Raven & Ellery Queen Award Winners Dec12

Lois Duncan, James Ellroy to receive MWA Grand Mas...

Today, the Mystery Writers of America announced the recipients of the 2015 Grand Master, Raven, and Ellery Queen awards. The press release is below, but here are the winners: Grand Masters: Lois Duncan and James Ellroy Raven Awards:  Crimespree’s own Jon and Jordan and Kathryn Kennison (Magna Cum Murder) Ellery Queen Award: Charles Ardai, founder of Hard Case Crime Lois Duncan and James Ellroy have been chosen as the 2015 Grand Masters by Mystery Writers of America (MWA). MWA’s Grand Master Award represents the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing and was established to acknowledge important contributions to this genre, as...

What I Meant To Say

Our good friend Judy was awarded The David Thompson Award at Bouchercon. She was more than a bit surprised, and as a result didn’t have anything prepared. As these things go, she came up with something great after the fact. I thought we’d let her share it here ~ Jon What I Meant To Say Judy Bobalik   Most of this came to me as I was walking from the stage on Saturday. When my name was announced as the winner of the David Thompson Special Service Award at Bouchercon, I was so overcome with emotion and shock that I could not formulate any response other than “thank you”. So here’s what I meant to say. I am very proud to...

2014 Anthony Award winners

Tonight, the 2014 Anthony Awards were presented, at Bouchercon, in Long Beach. Best Novel William Kent Krueger, Ordinary Grace (Atria Books) Other nominees Robert Crais, Suspect (Putnam) Sara J. Henry, A Cold and Lonely Place (Crown Publishers) Hank Phillippi Ryan, The Wrong Girl (Forge Books)) Julia Spencer-Fleming, Through the Evil Days (Minotaur Books) Best First Novel Matt Coyle, Yesterday’s Echo (Oceanview Publishing) Other nominees Roger Hobbs, Ghostman (Alfred A. Knopf) Becky Masterman, Rage Against the Dying (Minotaur Books) Kimberly McCreight, Reconstructing Amelia (HarperCollins) Todd Robinson, The Hard Bounce (Tyrus Books)...

2014 Shamus Award winners Nov15

2014 Shamus Award winners

Last night, at Boucheron, the Private Eye Writers of America handed out the 2014 Shamus awards   Best Hardcover P.I. Novel: THE GOOD COP, by Brad Parks (Minotaur) Other nominees LITTLE ELVISES, by Timothy Hallinan (Soho Crime) THE MOJITO COAST, by Richard Helms (Five Star) W IS FOR WASTED, by Sue Grafton (Marian Wood/Putnam) NEMESIS, by Bill Pronzini (Forge) Best First P.I. Novel: BEAR IS BROKEN, by Lachlan Smith (Mysterious Press) Other nominees A GOOD DEATH, by Christopher R. Cox (Minotaur) MONTANA, by Gwen Florio (Permanent Press) BLOOD ORANGE, by Karen Keskinen (Minotaur) LOYALTY, by Ingrid Thoft (Putnam) Best Original Paperback...

JOHN FORTUNATO WINS 2014 TONY HILLERMAN PRIZE Nov11

JOHN FORTUNATO WINS 2014 TONY HILLERMAN PRIZE

Yesterday, at the annual Tony Hillerman Writers Conference, John Fortunato was awarded the 2014 Tony Hillerman Prize for DARK RESERVATIONS. The award, presented by Wordharvest and Thomas Dunne Books/ Minotaur Books, is awarded annually for the best first mystery set in the Southwest. The winner receives a contract with St. Martin’s Press and $10,000. John Fortunato was a Captain in the U.S. Army, Military Intelligence, who served at the Pentagon during the early part of the Global War on Terrorism. He is now a Special Agent with the FBI and has earned an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. A native of...

2014 Specsavers Crime Thriller Award Winners Oct24

2014 Specsavers Crime Thriller Award Winners

The 2014 Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards were presented today at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel tonight. The star-studded awards ceremony was hosted by Bradley Walsh and attended by the cream of actors, writers and producers from the world of crime TV and fiction, including Keeley Hawes, Stanley Tucci, Anna Maxwell Martin, James Norton, Rachael Stirling and Amanda Abbington. CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year:  THIS DARK ROAD TO MERCY, by Wiley Cash (Doubleday/Transworld) Rest of the shortlist: THE FIRST RULE OF SURVIVAL, by Paul Mendelson (Constable) HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN, by Louise Penny (Sphere/Little Brown) KEEP...