Shortlist announced to 2014 Bony Blithe Light Mystery Award Apr22

Shortlist announced to 2014 Bony Blithe Light Myst...

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 2012 award is open to books published between January 1 and December 31, 2013. 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 judges came up with five books for this year’s shortlist: GOLD WED by Vicki Delany (Dundurn) FRAMED FOR MURDER by Cathy...

2014 Arthur Ellis Awards Best Novel Longlist Apr11

2014 Arthur Ellis Awards Best Novel Longlist

The CWA (Crime Writers of Canada) have announced the longlist for the 2014 Arthur Ellis Best Novel award. WALLS OF A MIND by John Brooke (Signature Editions)  THE WOLVES OF ST. PETER’S by Gina Buonaguro and Janice Kirk (HarperCollins Canada)  THE DEVIL’S MAKING by Sean Haldane (Stone Flower Press)  PRESTO VARIATIONS by Lee Lamothe (Dundurn Press)  THE RAINY DAY KILLER by Michael McCann (Plaid Raccoon Press)  STRANGLEHOLD by Robert Rotenberg (Simon & Schuster Canada) MISS MONTREAL by Howard Shrier (Vintage Canada) THE GUILTY by Sean Slater (Simon & Schuster UK) AN INQUIRY INTO LOVE AND DEATH by Simone St. James (Penguin) THE DROWNED...

Nominees for the 2014 Thriller Awards Apr09

Nominees for the 2014 Thriller Awards

The International Thriller Writers have announced the nominees for the 2014 Thriller Awards. BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL Linda Castillo – HER LAST BREATH (Minotaur Books) Lee Child – NEVER GO BACK (Delacorte Press) Lisa Gardner – TOUCH AND GO (Dutton Adult) Stephen King – DOCTOR SLEEP (Scribner) Owen Laukkanen – CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE (Putnam Adult) Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child – WHITE FIRE (Grand Central Publishing) Andrew Pyper – THE DEMONOLOGIST (Simon & Schuster) BEST FIRST NOVEL Gwen Florio – MONTANA (Permanent Press) J.J. Hensley – RESOLVE (Permanent Press) Becky Masterman – RAGE AGAINST THE DYING (Minotaur Books) Jason Matthews – RED...

Nominees for 2014 Scribe Awards Apr08

Nominees for 2014 Scribe Awards

The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers have announced the nominees for the 2014 Scribe Awards, recognizing excellence in the field of media tie-in writing: books based on movies, TV shows and games. The winners will be announced and awards presented in July at a ceremony and panel discussion at the San Diego Comic-Con. Best Adaptation (Novelization) MAN OF STEEL by Greg Cox PACIFIC RIM by Alex Irvine 47 RONIN by Joan D. Vinge Best General Novel (Original) MURDER SHE WROTE: CLOSE-UP ON MURDER by Donald Bain THE EXECUTIONER: SLEEPING DRAGONS by Michael A. Black MR. MONK HELPS HIMSELF by Hy Conrad LEVERAGE: THE BESTSELLER JOB by...

Winner of the 2014 Genre Fiction Category for Minnesota Book Awards Apr05

Winner of the 2014 Genre Fiction Category for Minn...

Tonight, The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library announced the winners for the 2012 Minnesota Book Awards. William Kent Krueger won the statue for Best Genre Fiction. TAMARACK COUNTY by William Kent Krueger (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster) Other finalists: THE BOOK OF KILLOWEEN by Erin Hart (Scribner/Simon & Schuster) THE COLD NOWHERE by Brian Freeman (Quercus) WOLVES by Cary J. Griffith (Adventure Publications) Huge kudos to Kent for this. After 13 books, the Cork series is as strong as...

2014 LEFT COAST CRIME AWARD Winners Mar23

2014 LEFT COAST CRIME AWARD Winners

Last night, at the Left Coast Crime Festival, the Left Coast Crime Awards were presented. The Lefty (Best humorous mystery novel)  Brad Parks, The Good Cop (Minotaur Books) Other nominees: Donna Andrews, The Hen of the Baskervilles (Minotaur Books) Timothy Hallinan, The Fame Thief (Soho Crime) Lisa Lutz, The Last Word (Simon & Schuster) Cindy Sample, Dying for a Daiquiri (Cindy Sample Books) The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award (Best mystery novel set before 1960) Catriona McPherson, Dandy Gilver and a Bothersome Number of Corpses (Minotaur Books) Other nominees: Rhys Bowen, Heirs and Graces (Berkley Prime Crime) Susan...