Shortlist for Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year announced Jun16

Shortlist for Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel ...

The powers that be have announced the shortlist for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. The award is brought to us by T&R Theakston Ltd, WHSmith, and Radio Times. THE FACTS OF LIFE AND DEATH by Belinda Bauer, Transworld THE AXEMAN’S JAZZ by Ray Celestin, Mantle/ Pan Macmillan THE OUTCAST DEAD by Elly Griffiths, Quercus SOMEONE ELSE’S SKIN by Sarah Hilary, Headline THE DEVIL IN THE MARSHALSEA by Antonia Hodgson, Hodder & Stoughton ENTRY ISLAND by Peter May, Quercus The  winner will be decided by the panel of Judges, which this year comprises of Executive Director of T&R Theakston Ltd. and title sponsor Simon...

Finalists for 2015 Nero Award Jun14

Finalists for 2015 Nero Award

THE finalists for the 2015 NERO AWARD. The award is presented annually “for the best American mystery written in the tradition of Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe stories. HERBIE’S GAME by Timothy Hallinan (Soho Press) THE DETECTIVE AND THE PIPE GIRL by Michael Craven (HarperCollins) FIRST LIGHT by Al Lamanda (Five Star) THE DETECTIVE by James Patrick Hunt (Cengage Gale) PETER PAN MUST DIE by John Verdon (Crown)

2015 Shamus Award Finalists Jun05

2015 Shamus Award Finalists

The Private Eye Writers of America have announced the finalists for the 2015 Shamus Awards. BEST HARDCOVER P.I. NOVEL THE HOLLOW GIRL by Reed Farrel Coleman THE SILKWORM by Robert Galbraith TOYKO KILL by Barry Lancet HOUNDED by David Rosenfelt PETER PAN MUST DIE by John Verdon BEST FIRST P.I. NOVEL INVISIBLE CITY by Julia Dahl BAD COUNTRY by C.B. McKenzie LAST OF THE INDEPENDENTS by Sam Wiebe WINK OF AN EYE by Lynn Chandler Willis CITY OF BRICK AND SHADOW by Tim Wirkus BEST ORIGINAL PAPERBACK P.I. NOVEL THE DETECTIVE AND THE PIPE GIRL by Michael Craven BEAUTY WITH A BOMB by M.C.Grant CRITICAL DAMAGE by Robert K. Lewis STREET JUSTICE by Kris...

Mystery Winners for 27th annual Lambda Awards Jun04

Mystery Winners for 27th annual Lambda Awards

On June 1st,  at the historic Great Hall at Cooper Union, Last week, the 27th annual LAMBDA Awards were presented.  Awards are presented in 22 categories, but here are the winners for the Mystery categories: GAY MYSTERY BLACKMAIL, MY LOVE: A Murder Mystery, Katie Gilmartin, Cleis Press Other nominees: BOYSTOWN 6: FROM THE ASHES by Marshall Thornton (MLR) CALVIN’S HEAD by David Swatling (Bold Strokes Books) DEADFALL by David Lennon (BlueSpike Publishing) FAIR GAME by Josh Lanyon (Carina Press) A GATHERING STORM by Jameson Currier (Chelsea Station Editions) MOON OVER TANGIER by Janice Law (Open Road Media) THE NEXT by Rafe Haze (Wilde City...

The winner of the 2015 Bony Blithe Award May31

The winner of the 2015 Bony Blithe Award

  The Bony Blithe Light Mystery Award was presented tonight at The Hot House Restaurant & Bar in Toronto. 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, 2014. 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 CORPSE WITH...

2015 Arthur Ellis Award winners May29

2015 Arthur Ellis Award winners

Last night, at the Arthur Ellis Gala in Toronto, The Crime Writers of Canada presented the 2015 Arthur Ellis Awards. Best Novel C.C. Humphreys, Plague, Doubleday Canada Rest of the Shortlist Brenda Chapman, Cold Mourning, Dundurn Press Barbara Fradkin, None so Blind, Dundurn Press Maureen Jennings, No Known Grave, McClelland & Stewart Alen Mattich, Killing Pilgrim, House of Anansi   Best First Novel Steve Burrows, Siege of Bitterns, Dundurn Press Rest of the Shortlist Janet Brons, A Quiet Kill, Touchwood Editions M.H. Callway, Windigo Fire, Seraphim Editions Eve McBride, No Worst, There Is None, Dundurn Press Sam Wiebe, Last of the...