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Yes, yes, I am really surprised that I am still managing The Gumshoe Site as if it were an international treasure. And I am also surprised that this is my 18th year. How fast time flies. As I write on every New Year's Day, I seriously think about folding the site, but this old geezer is somehow stuck with this. So bear with me. I hope you enjoy this site and come back once in a while. Thank you very much for your visit. (January 01, 2014)

Warning to bloggers! -- When you re-use my info, please do not copy-and-paste it word for word, but quote it or paraphrase it, at least. My wording is so awkwardly distinct or so distinctly awkward, I can easily spot copy-and-paste non-artists, and so can smart blog-readers.




Duncan, Ellroy To Receive MWA Grand Master Awards

The Mystery Writers of America (MWA) has announced that Lois Duncan and James Ellroy will receive the 2015 MWA Grand Master Awards for their important contributions to the mystery genre at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on April 29, 2015.

On the same day, Jon and Ruth Jordan, co-founders of Crimespree Magazine, a bi-monthly print fanzine, and Kathryn Kennison, founder of Magna cum Murder, a Medwestern mystery conference, will receive the 2015 Raven Awards. Also, Charles Ardai, editor of Hard Case Crime, a paperback publishing house, will receive the 2015 Ellery Queen Award. (December 14, 2014)



David Morrell Wins Nero

The Wolfe Pack announced MURDER AS A FINE ART, by David Morrell (Little, Brown) as the winner of the 2014 Nero Wolfe Award on December 06 at the Black Orchid Banquet in New York.

At the Banquet, it was also announced that "Dyed to Death" by K.G. McAbee won the 2014 Black Orchid Novella Award and that it will be printed in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. (December 09, 2014)



Sharon Balton Wins Dagger in the Library

The Crime Writers' Association of Britain (CWA) announced that Transworld author Sharon Bolton as the winner of the 2014 Dagger in the Library Award at Waterstones Piccadilly in London on December 04. The award honors an author's body of work to date. (December 05, 2014)



Glen Larson Dies

Glen A. Larson died of esophageal cancer on November 14 at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California. The ex-singer of The Four Preps wrote and produced a lot of TV programs during the 1970's and 80's, including "It Takes a Thief," "McCloud," "The Six Million Dollar Man," "Magnum, P.I.," " Quincy M.E.," and "Battlestar Galactica" among others. He "wrote" (and Roger Hill ghost-wrote) five "Night Rider" novelizations starting with NIGHT RIDER (Pinnacle, 1983) and ending with MIRROR IMAGE (Target, 1985). He was 77. (November 19, 2014)



Krueger Wins Anthony

Boucnercon 2014 announced the winners for the 2014 Anthony Awards as follows:

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Jeffery Deaver
Best Novel: ORDINARY GRACE, by William Kent Krueger (Atria)
Best First Novel: YESTERDAY'S ECHO, by Matt Coyle (Oceanview Publishing)
Best Paperback Original: AS SHE LEFT IT, by Catriona McPherson (Midnight Ink)
Best Short Story: "The Caxton Private Lending Libray & Book Deporsitory," by John Connolly (Bibliomysteries, The Mysterious Bookshop)
Best Critical or Non-Fiction Work: THE HOUR OF PERIL, by Caniel Stashower (minotaur Books)
Best Children's or Young Adult Novel: THE TESTING, by Joelle Charbonneau (Houghton Mifflin)
Best Television Eposode Teleplay First Aired in 2013: "The Blacklist," Pilot, by Jon Bokenkamp (Davis Entertainment, NBC, Sep. 2013)
Best Audio Book: THE CUCKOO'S CALLING, by Robert Galbraith, read by Robert Glenister (Hachette Audio)
David Thompson Memorian Special Service Award Recipient: Judy Bobalik

To see the nominees in all the categories, click here. The winners were announced on November 15 during Bouchercon 2014 in Long Beach, California. (November 16, 2014)



Brad Parks Wins Shamus

The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) has announced the winners for its 2014 Shamus Awards as follows:

Hammer Award Recipient (for the best series charactor): Kinsey Millhone (accepted by Sue Grafton on her behalf)
Best Hardcover PI Novel: THE GOOD COP, by Brad Parks (Minotaur)
Best First PI Novel: BEAR IS BROKEN, by Lachlan Smith (Mysterious Press)
Best Paperback Original: HEART OF ICE, by P.J. Parish (Pocket Books)
Best PI Short Story: "So Long, Chief," by Max A Collins and Mickey Spillane (The Strand Magazine #39, February-May, 2013)
Best Indie PI Novel: DON'T DARE A DAME," by M. Ruth Myers (Tuesday House)
St Martins/PWA Award: THE RED STORM, by Grant Bywaters

To see the nominees in all the categories, click here. The winners were announced on November 14 at the PWA Banquet during Bouchercon in Long Beach, California. (November 15, 2014)



Krueger Wins Barry

Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine has announced the winners for the Barry Awards as follows:

Best Novel: ORDINARY GARACE, by William Kent Krueger (Atria Books)
Best First Novel: JAPANTOWN, by Barry Lancet (Simon & Schuster)
Best Paperback Original: I HEAR THE SIRENS IN THE STREET, by Adrian McKinty (Seventh Street Books)
Best Thriller: THE DOLL, by Taylor Stevens (Crown)
Don Sandstrom Memorial Award (for lifetime achievement in mystery fandom): Ted Hertel

To see the nominees in all the categories, click here. The winners were announced On November 13 during Bouchercon held in Long Beach, California. (November 15, 2014)



Krueger Wins Macavity

The Mystery Readers International has announced the winners for the 2014 Macavity Awards as follows:

Best Mystery Novel: ORDINARY GRACE, by William Kent Krueger (Atria Books)
Best First Mystery: A KILLING AT COTTON HILL, by Terry Shames (Seventh Street Books)
Best Mystery Short Story: "The Care and Feeding of Houseplants," by Art Taylor (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March/April 2013)
Best Nonfiction: THE HOUR OF PERIL, by Daniel Stashower (Minotaur Books)
Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award: MURDR AS A FINE ART, by David Morrell (Little, Brown)

To see the nominees in all the categories, click here. The winners were announced on November 13 during Bouchercon in Long Beach, California . (November 15, 2014)



Seymour Shubin Dies

Seymour Shubin died on November 02 at his home in Paoli, Pennsylvania of complications from an earlier fall. HIs first novel, ANYONE'S MY NAME (Simon & Schuster, 1953) a suspense story told by a murderer, became a New York Times bestseller. After a long hiatus for a decade to work with a steady job, he wrote THE CAPTAIN (Stein & Day, 1982), which was nominated for an Edgar in the novel category. He also contributed a number of short stories for Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine during the 90's. His last novel was WITNESS TO MYSELF (Hard Case Crime, 2006). He was 93. (November 08, 2014)



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(Updated on December 14, 2014)



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