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CWA Dagger Award Shortlists(Part 2) Announced

The Crime Writers' Association of Britain (CWA) announced the shortlists for three other categories (Gold, Creasey New Blood, Fleming Steel) of the 2015 CWA Dagger Award as follows:

GOLD DAGGER SHORTLIST:
The Shut Eye, by Belinda Bauer (Transworld/Bantam Press)
The Rules of Wolfe, by James Carlos Blake (Oldcastle/No Exit Press)
The Silkworm, by Robert Galbraith (Little, Brown/Sphere)
Missing, by Sam Hawken (Profile Books/Serpent's Tail)
Mr Mercedes, by Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton)
Pleasantville, by Attica Locke (Profile Books/Serpent's Tail)
Life or Death, by Michael Robotham (Little, Brown/Sphere)

JOHN CREASEY (NEW BLOOD) DAGGER SHORTLIST:
The Abrupt Physics of Dying, by Paul E Hardisty (Orenda Books)
Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng (Little, Brown)
Fourth of July Creek, by Smith Henderson (Random House/William Heinemann)
The Girl in the Red Coat, by Kate Hamer (Faber and Faber)
You, by Caroline Kepnes (Simon & Schuster)

IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER SHORTLIST:
Missing, by Sam Hawken (Profile Books/Serpent's Tail)
The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins (Transworld/Doubleday)
Nobody Walks, by Mick Herron (Soho Crime)
The White Van, by Patrick Hoffman (Atlantic Books/Grove Press)
The Night The Rich Men Burned, by Malcolm Mackay (Pan Macmillan/Mantle)
Cop Town, by Karin Slaughter (Random House/Century)
The Kind Worth Killing, by Peter Swanson (Faber and Faber)

The winners of the three categories will be announced in September 29 at a special Award ceremony in London. (July 01, 2015)



Pierre Lemaitre Wins Int'l Dagger

The Crime Writers' Association of Britain (CWA) announced the shortlists for seven categories (Diamond, Short Story, International, Non-Fiction, Historical, Library and Debut) of the 2015 CWA Dagger Awards as follows::

Diamond Dagger: Catherine Aird
International Dagger: CAMILLE, by Pierre Lemaitre, translated by Frank Wynne (Quercus)
Short Story Dagger: "Apocrypha," by Richard Lange (in Sweet Nothing: Stories by Richard Lange-Mullholland Press)
Non-Fiction Dagger: IN PLAIN SIGHT: THE LIFE AND LIES OF JIMMY SAVILE, by Dan Davies (Quercus)
Historical Dagger: THE SEEKER, by S.G. MacLean (Quercus)
Dagger in the Library: Christopher Fowler (Transworld)
Debut Dagger: LAST OF THE SOHO LEGENDS, by Greg Keen

The those Dagger winners were announced at the CWA Dagger Awards ceremony at the Hotel Russel in London on June 30. (July 01, 2015)



Phil Austin Dies

Philip "Phil" Austin died of an aneurysm on June 19 at his home on Fox Island, Washington. He was one of the founding members of The Firesign Theatre for radio and record albums, where he wrote and acted and played the guitar. He was famous for portraying the loopy fictional hardboiled private eye, Nick Danger, modeled on Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe, who pronounced his name "Regnad Kcin," because from behind his desk he read his name on glass office door backward. The private eye was featured in several record albums produced by the Firesign Theatre, such as "How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All" (1969), and "Nick Danger: The Case of the Missing Shoe" (1979). He was 74. (June 29, 2015)



Macavity Award Nominees Announced

The Mystery Readers International has announced the nominees for its 2015 Macavity Awards. The nominees in the best mystery novel category are as follows:

THE LEWIS MAN, by Peter May (Quercus)
THE LAST DEATH OF JACK HARBIN, by Terry Shames (Seventh Street)
THE KILLER NEXT DOOR, by Alex Marwood (Penguin)
THE DAY SHE DIED, by Catriona McPherson (Midnight Ink)
THE MISSING PLACE, by Sophie Littlefield (Gallery)
THE LONG WAY HOME, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)

To see the nominees in all the categories, click here. The winners will be announced on October 8 during Bouchercon 2015 to be held in Raleigh, North Carolina. (June 19, 2015



Nero Wolfe Award Nominees Announced

The Wolfe Pack, the Nero Wolfe Fan Club, has announced the nominees for the 2015 Nero Wolfe Award as follows:

HARBIE'S GAME, by Timothy Hallinan (Soho Press)
THE DETECTIVE & 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)

The winner will be announced on December 05 at the Black Orchid Banquet to be held in New York City. (June 11, 2015)



Shamus Award Nominees Announced

The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) has announced the nominees for its 2015 Shamus Awards. The nominees in the best hardcover category are as follows:

THE HOLLOW GIRL, by Reed Farrel Coleman (Tyrus), featuring Moe Prager
THE SILKWORM, by Robert Galbraith (aka. J.K. Rowling) (Mulholland), featuring Cormoran Strike
TOKYO KILL, by Barry Lancet (Simon & Schuster), featuring Jim Brody
HOUNDED, by David Rosenfelt (Minotaur), featuring Andy Carpenter
PETER PAN MUST DIE, by John Verdon (Crown), featuring Dave Gurney

To see the nominees in all the categories, click here. The winners will be announced on October 9 at the PWA Banquet during Bouchercon 2015 to be held in Raleigh, North Carolina. (June 06, 2015)



Anthony Award Nominees Announced

Bouchercon 2015 announced the nominees for the 2015 Anthony Awards. The nominees in the best novel category are as follows:

LAMENTATION, by Joe Clifford (Oceanview)
THE SECRET PLACE, by Tana French (Viking)
AFTER I'M GONE, by Laura Lippman (Morrow)
THE LONG WAY HOME, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
TRUTH BE TOLD, by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge)

Margaret Maron will receive the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.

To see the nominees in all the categories, click here. The winners will be annnounced on October 10 during Bouchecon 2015 to be held in Raleigh, North Carolilna. (May 06, 2015)



Thriller Award Nominees Announced

The International Thriller Writers announced the nominees for the 2015 Thriller Awards. The nominees in the hardcover novel categofy are as follows:

THE FEVER, by Megan Abbott (Little, Brown)
BROKEN MONSTERS, by Lauren Beukes (Mulholland Books)
SUSPICION, by Joseph Finder (Dutton)
NATCHEZ BURNING, by Greg Iles (William Morrow)
THAT NIGHT, by Chevy Steves (St. Martin's)

To see the nominees in all the categories, click here. Nelson DeMille will receive the 2015 ThrillerMaster Award, and Kathy Reichs the 2015 Silver Bullett Award. The winners will be announced during ThrillerFest X on July 11, 2015, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. (April 01, 2015; revised, April 03)



Strand Critics Award Nominees Announced

The Strand Magazine has announced the nominees for the 2015 Strand Magazine Critics Awards as follows:

Best Novel:
The Fever, by Megan Abbott (Little, Brown)
Jack of Spies, by David Downing (Soho)
The Secret Plac, by Tana French (Viking)
Fear Nothing, by Lisa Gardner (Dutton)
Die Again, by Tess Gerritsen (Ballantine)
After I'm Gone,by Laura Lippman (William Morrow)

Best First Novel:
Dry Bones in the Valley, by Tom Bouman (Norton)
Dear Daughter, by Elizabeth Little (Viking)
The Home Place, by Carrie La Seur (William Morrow)
Ice Shear, by M.P. Cooley (William Morrow)
Confessions, by Kanae Minato and translated by Stephen Snyder (Mulholland Books)
The Good Girl, by Mary Kubica (Mira)

In addition, Otto Penzler will receive the Strand's Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the crime genre.

The winners will be annnounced and the wards be presented on July 8 in New York City. (March 27, 2015)




Barry Award Nominees Announced

Deadly Pleasures announced the nominees for the 2015 Barry Awards. The nominees in the best novel category are as follows:

Best Novel:
THE MARCO EFFECT, by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Dutton)
THE REST IS SILENCE, by James R. Benn (Soho Crime)
HOLLOW GIRL, by Reed Farrel Coleman (Tyrus Books)
PROVIDENCE RAG, by Bruce DeSilva (Forge)
NATCHEZ BURNING, by Greg Iles (Morrow)
STRANGE SHORES, by Arnaldur Indridason (Minotaur)

To see the nominees in all the categories, click here. The Barry Award winners will be announced during Bouchercon 2015 to be held this October 8 thru 11 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (March 13, 2015)



Hammett Prize Nominees Announced

The North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers announced the nominees for the 2015 Hammett Prize as follows:

WAYFARING STRANGER, by James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster)
SMOKE RIVER, by Krista Foss (McClelland & Stewart)
GANGSTERLAND, by Tod Goldberg (Counterpoint)
MR. MERCEDES, by Stephen King (Scribner)
GOODHOUSE, by Peyton Marshall (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

The Hammett Prize winner will be announced during the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association's (NAIBA) Fall Conference, in Somerset, New Jersey, October 2-4. To see the press release, click here. (February 01, 2015)



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