Shortlists for the 2016 CWA Dagger Awards Jul29

Shortlists for the 2016 CWA Dagger Awards

The CWA has revealed the shortlists for the 2016 Dagger Awards. The winners will be announced at an Awards Gala Dinner, in London, on  October 11th. CWA GOLDSBORO GOLD DAGGER Dodgers, Bill Beverly, No Exit Press Black Widow, Christopher Brookmyre, Little Brown Real Tigers, Mick Herron, John Murray Blood Salt Water, Denise Mina, Orion CWA IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER  The Cartel, Don Winslow, William Heinemann Rain Dogs, Adrian McKinty, Serpent’s Tail Real Tigers, Mick Herron, John Murray Make Me, Lee Child, Bantam Press CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER The Truth and Other Lies, Sascha Arango (Translator Imogen Taylor), Simon & Schuster The Great...

Clare Mackintosh wins 2016 Old Peculier Crime Novel Of The Year Jul22

Clare Mackintosh wins 2016 Old Peculier Crime Nove...

Tonight, it was announced that Clare Mackintosh has been awarded the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for I LET YOU GO.   Clare Mackintosh said: “I first came to Harrogate as an unpublished author so to win this award tonight is a dream come true. I would like to thank my publishers and agent for supporting me, everybody who has read and recommended I Let You Go, and the crime writing community for their endless encouragement.”   The 2016 Award is sponsored by T&R Theakston Ltd and supported by WHSmith and The Radio Times. Clare collected a £3,000 cash prize, as well as a handmade, engraved oak beer cask...

Attica Locke wins sixth annual Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction Jul16

Attica Locke wins sixth annual Harper Lee Prize fo...

The University of Alabama School of Law has announced that Attica Locke’s Pleasantville has won the 2016 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. Locke is the sixth winner of the prize. The prize, authorized by Lee, is given annually to a book-length work of fiction that best illuminates the role of lawyers in society and their power to effect change. Previous winners include John Grisham and Michael Connelly. The winner was chosen by a panel consisting of  Dr. Philip Beidler, author and professor of English, University of Alabama; Helen Ellis, author, “American Housewife”; Homer Hickam, author, “Rocket Boys”; Rheta Grimsley Johnson,...

ITW Awards Jul10

ITW Awards

The International Thriller Writers have announced the winners for the 2016 Thriller Awards. Best Hardcover Novel: THE FIFTH GOSPEL, by Ian Caldwell (Simon & Schuster) Other nominees PLAYING WITH FIRE, by Tess Gerritsen (Ballantine) THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) INSPECTOR OF THE DEAD, by David Morrell (Mulholland) Pretty Girls, by Karin Slaughter (Morrow) Best First Novel: BULL MOUNTAIN, by Brian Panowich (Putnam) Other nominees LITTLE BLACK LIES, by Sandra Block (Grand Central) THE DROWNING GAME, by L.S. Hawker (Witness Impulse) WHAT SHE KNEW, by Gilly Macmillan (Morrow) THE GATES OF EVANGELINE, by Hester Young...

The Tony Hillerman Prize partners with the Western Writers of America Jul06

The Tony Hillerman Prize partners with the Western...

Minotaur Books / A Thomas Dunne Book and Wordharvest are delighted to announce that we have joined forces with Western Writers of America, who will host the Tony Hillerman Prize going forward. With this change come a new submission deadline, an option for electronic manuscript submission, and a new venue for the announcement of the winner at the annual Western Writers of America convention. In order to prepare for these changes, we have made the decision to suspend the competition for 2016. The deadline for the 2017 competition will be January 2, 2017. You can view the guidelines and online submission form online at...

Nominees for 2016 Anthony Awards Jun10

Nominees for 2016 Anthony Awards

  BEST NOVEL Night Tremors – Matt Coyle [Oceanview] The Killing Kind – Chris Holm [Mulholland] The Child Garden – Catriona McPherson [Midnight Ink] The Nature of the Beast – Louise Penny [Minotaur/Sphere] What You See – Hank Phillippi Ryan [Forge] BEST FIRST NOVEL Concrete Angel – Patricia Abbott [Polis] Past Crimes – Glen Erik Hamilton [William Morrow] New Yorked – Rob Hart [Polis] Bull Mountain – Brian Panowich [G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Head of Zeus] On the Road with Del & Louise – Art Taylor [Henery] BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL The Long and Faraway Gone – Lou Berney...