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...

Val McDermid on BBC Breakfast Sep02

Val McDermid on BBC Breakfast

Val McDermid recently appeared on BBC Breakfast to talk about SPLINTER THE SILENCE, her latest novel. STS is the ninth novel to feature Tony Hill and Carol Jordan. Is it violence if its virtual? The outspoken women targeted by the increasingly cruel internet trolls and bullies would probably say so. For some of them, the torrents of bile and vicious threats prove too much. They begin to silence themselves in a series of high-profile suicides. Or do they? Tony Hill isnt convinced. But hes the only one. Former cop Carol Jordan is too busy messing up her life to care. Until she gets an unexpected second chance. Now its game on, and the stakes...

Val McDermid talks to NPR about new book on forens...

Val McDermid has reached the top of the charts and earned numerous awards for her crime novels. But her new book, Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime, offers us a fascinating look at the reality behind one of law enforcement’s biggest tools. She recently spoke with National Public Radio’s Scott Simon about it.

ABC developing U.S. WIRE IN THE BLOOD series Oct27

ABC developing U.S. WIRE IN THE BLOOD series

ABC is looking to bring the world of Val McDermid’s Tony Hill to the U.S. Deadline is reporting that a U.S. version is being developed with A.M. Homes (THE L WORD) writing and joining Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman (DETROIT 1-8-7), Todd Lieberman (DETROIT 1-8-7), Laurie Zaks (CASTLE) and Sandra Jobling (exec producer for the highly successful British version) on the production side. All have solid track records, but I am especially pleased to see the folks behind the under-rated DETROIT 1-8-7 on board. In addition to Mandeville, ABC Studios and Endemol Studios are on board. While Hill remains front and center, it sounds like...