Nominees for the 2014 Malice Domestic Awards Jan30

Nominees for the 2014 Malice Domestic Awards

The fine folks beind MALICE DOMESTIC have released the finalists for the 2014 MALICE DOMESTIC awards. The awards will be handed out during  Malice Domestic on May 3, 2014 Best Historical Novel HEIRS AND GRACES by Rhys Bowen (Berkley) DEATH IN THE TIME OF ICE by Kaye George (Untreed Reads Publishing) A FRIENDLY GAME OF MURDER by JJ Murphy (Signet) MURDER IN CHELSEA by Victoria Thompson (Berkley Prime Crime) A QUESTION OF HONOR by Charles Todd (William Morrow) Best Children’s/YA Nominations THE TESTING by Joelle Charbonneau (HMH Books for Young Readers) TRAITOR IN THE SHIPYARD: A Caroline Mystery by Kathleen Ernst (American Girl...

GREED by Dan O’Shea

Exhibit A books December 31st, 2013 Coming quick on the heels of his debut novel PENANCE (May, 2013) comes the griping follow-up GREED. More of a “the next adventure” than a direct sequel, O’Shea proves that the success of PENANCE was no mere beginners luck. After the multi-generational conspiracy drama of PENANCE established Detective John Lynch as the next great hero in procedural fiction, O’Shea took an interesting approach by keeping Lynch on the fringe of GREED for most of the story. Our focal point now is ex-Marine Nick Hardin, a soldier-of-fortune making the most of a rotten situation in Africa. While helping to facilitate the...

Nominees for the 2013 Hammett Prize Jan15

Nominees for the 2013 Hammett Prize

The North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers announced has announced the nominees for the 2013 Hammett Prize. CATARACT CITY: A NOVEL by Craig Davidson (Doubleday Canada) GREEN LIGHT FOR MURDER by Heywood Gould (Tyrus Books) ANGEL BABY: A NOVEL by Richard Lange (Mulholland Books) CAUGHT by Lisa Moore (House of Anansi Press) THE DOUBLE by George P. Pelecanos (Little, Brown) IACW/NA awards The Hammett Prize annually for literary excellence in the field of crime-writing, as reflected in a book published in the English language in the U.S. and/or Canada. The winner receives a “Thin Man” trophy, designed by sculptor...

INDEPENDENT STUDY by Joelle Charbonneau

INDEPENDENT STUDY (Book 2 in THE TESTING series) Joelle Charbonneau 1/7/14 HMH Books   Cia has survived the Testing, the ordeal of a lifetime to see if youths are worthy of the University.  At the end of it all, several children are dead and those moving ahead have their minds wiped.  However, Cia leaves herself a recording of the events, and while she can’t personally remember much, the recording leaves no doubt that everything from here on out is a life or death struggle. INDEPENDENT STUDY opens with Cia beginning her time as a freshman.  However, this isn’t a young person struggling to fit in while away from home.  Cia must find a...

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