2016 Anthony Award Winners Sep16

2016 Anthony Award Winners

Tonight, at Bouchercon New Orleans, the 2016 Anthony Awards were handed out. There was an extremely strong batch of contenders, with Chris Holm (The Killing Kind) taking home the Best Novel Award. BEST NOVEL The Killing Kind – Chris Holm [Mulholland] Other nominees: Night Tremors – Matt Coyle [Oceanview] 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 Past Crimes – Glen Erik Hamilton [William Morrow] Other nominees: Concrete Angel – Patricia Abbott [Polis] New Yorked – Rob...

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...

Need by Joelle Charbonneau Reveiwed

NEED Joelle Charbonneau Nov 2015 Houghton Miffin Harcourt What do you need? What would you do to get it? The students of Nottawa High School are about to find out. Kaylee has created a lot of problems for herself by actively, even obsessively, campaigning for what she needs the most: her brother to live. Nobody, not even her mother, trusts her or believes her any more. Nobody except her best friend Nate. When Nate first tells her about this cool new social media site called NEED where you get what you need, no questions asked, Kaylee is skeptical. Something for nothing doesn’t sound realistic. But she posts her need just like all of her...

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)...

Joelle Charbonneau – live in Milwaukee Mar05

Joelle Charbonneau – live in Milwaukee

                This evening we went to see Joelle Charbonneau at Mystery One Books and then followed/stalked/accompanied her to the Hales Corners Library for an event there. We are already huge fans of Joelle, she’s a wonderfully nice and intelligent person and the conversations are never dull. Add to this the fact that her series is tearing up the charts and it has all the makings of a great evening. She was singing INDEPENDENT STUDY and singing copies of that and THE TESTING, even a few advance copies of GRADUATION DAY (Which you will love).  Watching Joelle interact with the younger fans at...