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Okay, this is my 23rd year of managing The Gumshoe Site. I am glad I did not quit this site last year. As I said last year, I hope you enjoy this site and come back once in a while. Thank you very much for your visit. Take care of your own lives as I do. Nobody know what tomorrow brings. (January 01, 2019)

P.S. -- My dear old main computer went kaput during last Christmas holidays, and my spare computer followed suit 10 days later. I was unable to connect to my ftp server until now. Even though I have obtained a used computer, I still feel terribly lost without the old computer. I will have to reconstruct my computer life and am thinking about what to do about this site. (January 09, 2019)

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Attica Locke Wins Texas Writer Book Award

The Texas Book Festival has announced that Attica Locke wins the 2019 Texas Writer Award. Locke will receive the award on October 26 in the House Chamber in Austen, Texas. (October 11, 2019)



Ian Rankin Wins Amazon Readers Award

The 2019 Amazon Publishing Readers' Awards were announced on September 28 during the inaugural Capital Crime festival held in London, UK as follows:

Best Crime Novel of the Year: IN A HOUSE OF LIES, by Ian Rankin (Orion)
Best Mystery: IN A HOUSE OF LIES, by Ian Rankin (Orion)
Best Thriller: LONDON RULES, by Mick Herron (John Murray)
Best Debut Novel: MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER, by Oyinkan Braithwaites (Atlantic)
Best E-Book: SLEEP, by C.L. Taylor (HarperCollins)
Best Independent Voice: RED SNOW, by Will Dean (Point Blank)
Best Audiobook: THE SEVEN DEATHS OF EVELYN HARDCASTLE, by Stuart Turton, read by Jot Davies (Audible Studio for Bloomsbury)
Best Television Show: Killing Eve
Best Feature Film: BlacKKKlansman

(October 03, 2019)



Jonathan Lethem Win TJ Parker

The Southern California Independent Booksellers Association (SCIBA) has announced the winners for the its 2019 book awards at annual trade show in San Gabriel on September 28. The winner in the suspense/mystery category (known as the T. Jefferson Parker Mystery Award) is THE FERAL DETECTIVE, by Jonathan Lethem (Ecco, 2018).

Incidentally, the financially-strapped SCIBA will dissolve at the end of 2019, with ongoing talks with the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (NCIBA) about forming a new, all-California booksellers association. I didn't know the NCIBA presents its own awards (Golden Poppy Book Awards) every spring. It gave Martin Cruz Smith the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award, and THROUGH THE BOOKSTORE WINDOW, by Bill Petrocelli (Rare Bird Books, 2018) the 2019 Martin Cruz Smith Award in Suspense/Mystery category this spring. (October 01, 2019; Revised, October 02)



Sol Stein Dies

Sol Stein died from complications of dementia on September 19 at his home in Tarry town, New York. He was a co-founder of the publishing house Stein and Day with his then-wife Patricia Day, publisher, editor-in-chief, playwright, and novelist. He worked as the editor of Elia Kazan, David Frost, Budd Shulberg, Marilyn Monroe, F. Lee Bailey and Jack Higgins among others, and wrote nine novels including the defense lawyer George Thomassy trilogy: THE MAGICIAN (Delacorte, 1971); OTHER PEOPLE (Harcourt Brace, 1979); and THE TOUCH OF TREASON (St. Martin's, 1985). He was 92. (September 27, 2019)



Manda Scott Wins McIlvanney

Bloody Scotland, Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival, has announced the winners for the 2019 McIlvanney Prize and the inaugularal Debut Prize as follows:

McIlvanny Prize: A TEACHERY OF SPIES, by Manda Scott (Bantam Press)
McIlvanny Debut Prize: Shortlist: ALL THE HIDDEN TRUTHS, by Claire Askew (Hodder)
The winners of the two prizes were announced on September 20 at the opening reception of Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival held in Stirling, United Kingdom. (September 21, 2019)



Fiona Kidman Wins Ngaio

The winners for the 2019 Ngaio Marsh AWards were announced on September 14 at the WORD Christchurch Festival held in Christchurch, New Zealand as follows:

Best Crime Novel: THIS MORTAL BOY, by Fiona Kidman (Penguin)
Best First Novel: CALL ME EVIE, by JP Pomare (Hachette)

Best Non-Fiction: THE SHORT LIFE AND MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF JANE FURLONG, by Kelly Dennett (Awa Press)

(September 15, 2019)



Jane Harper Wins Neddie

The Austrarian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) announced the winners for the 2019 Ned Kelly Awards (aka. Neddies) on September 06 at BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival as follows:

Best Crime Fiction: THE LOST MAN, by Jane Harper (Pan Macmillan)
Best First Crime Fiction: THE RUIN, by Dervla McTiernan (HarperCollins)
Best True Crime Book: EGGSHELL SKULL, by Bri Lee (Allen & Unwin)

(September 07, 2019)



Megan Abbott, Sarah St. Vincent To Receive Pinckley Prizes

The Women's National Book Association of New Orleans (WNBA-NO) has announced that Megan Abbott and Sarah St. Vincent are the recipients of the 2019 Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction.

Meagan Abbott is the winner of the Pinckley Prize for Distinguished Body of Work, while Sarah St. Vincent is the winner of the Pinckley Prize for Debut Novel for WAYS TO HIDE IN WINTER (Melville House, 2018).

The Pinckley Prizes are named after Diana Pinckley, a founding member of WNBA-NO. The 2019 Pinckley Prizes will be presented October 10 at Louisiana Humanities Center in New Orleans, LA. (September 04, 2019)



CWA Publisher Dagger Shortlist Announced

The Crime Writers' Association of Britain (CWA) has announced the shortlist for the inaugural CWA Dagger for the Best Crime and Mystery Publisher of the Year, as follows:

Faber & Faber
Harper Fiction (HarperCollins)
HQ (HarperCollins)
No Exit Press (Oldcastle Books)
Orenda Books
Pushkin Vertigo (Pushkin)
Raven (Bloomsbury)

The winner will be announced at the Dagger Awards Dinner on October 24 in London. (September 03, 2019)



Dervla McTiernan Wins Davitt

Sisters in Crime Australia presented Davitt Awardsfor best crime books by Australian women on August 31 as follows:
Best Adult Crime Novel: THE RUIN, by Dervla McTiernan (HarperCollins Australia)
Best Young Adult Crime Novel: SMALL SPACES, by Sarah Epstein (Walker Books)
Best Children's Crime Novel: WAKESTONE HALL, by Judith Rossell (ABC Books)
Best Non-fiction Crime Book: THE ARSONIST, by Chloe Hooper (Penguin Random House)
Best Debut Book: EGGSHELL SKULL, by Bri Lee (Allen & Unwin)
Readers' Choice: THE LOST MAN, by Jane Harper (Pan Macmillan Australia)

The Davitts were named after Ellen Davitt, the author of Australia's first mystery novel, FORCE AND FRAUD, published in 1865. (September 03, 2019)



2019 Macavity Award Nominees Announced

Mystery Readers International has announced the 2019 Macavity Awards. The nominees in the best novel category are as follows:

NOVEMBER ROAD, by Lou Berney (Morrow)
IF I DIE TONIGHT, by Alison Gaylin (Morrow)
THE LOST MAN, by Jane Harper (Flat Iron)
JAR OF HEART, by Jennifer Hillier (Minotaur)
HIROSHIMA BOY, by Naomi Hirahara (Prospect Park)
UNDER MY SKIN, by Lisa Unger (Park Row Books)

To see the nominees in all the categories, click here. The winners will be announced on October 31 at opening ceremonies at Bouchercon 2019 to be held in Dallas, Texas. (July 26, 2019)



CWA Dagger Award Shortlists Announced

The Crime Writers' Association of Britain (CWA) has announced the shortlists for the 2019 Dagger Awards. The shortlistees in the Gold Dagger category are as follows:

ALL THE HIDDEN TRUTHS, by Claire Askew (Hodder & Stoughton)
THE PUPPET SHOW, by M.W. Craven (Constable)
WHAT WE DID, by Christobel Kent (Sphere)
UNTO US A SON IS GIVEN, by Donna Leon (Heinemann)
AMERICAN BY DAY, by Derek B. Miller (Doubleday)
A STATION ON THE PATH TO SOMEWHERE BETTER, by Benjamin Wood (Scribner)

To see the other shortlists, click here. The winners for the 2019 Dagger Awards will be announced on October 24 at a special banquet at the Grange City Hotel in London. At the banquet,Robert Goddard is to received the 2019 CWA Diamond Dagger Award, the highest honor in British crime writing, for his remarkably excellent career and for his significant contribution to crime writing. (July 25, 2019)



Longmuirs to Receive David Thompson Award

Bouchercon has announced that Jenn and Don Longmuir are to receive the 2019 David Thompson Memorial Special Service Award on October 31 at the opening ceremonies during Bouchercon 2019 to be held in Dallas, Texas. The Longmuirs own and run Scene of the Crime Books in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, where the late Howard Engel was born.

The David Thompson Award, named after the late Houston bookseller who suddenly passed away in 2010, is given to honor the memory and contributions to the crime fiction community. (July 20, 2019)



2019 PWA Shamus Award Nominees Announced

The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) has announced the nominees for the 2019 Shamus Awards. The nominees in the best private eye hardcover novel category are as follows:

WRONG LIGHT, by Matt Coyle (Oceanview), featuring Rick Cahill
WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE, by Kristen Lepionka (Minotaur), featuring Roxane Weary
THE WIDOWS OF MALABAR HILL, by Sujata Massey (Soho Crime), featuring Perveen Mistry
BABY'S FIRST FELONY, by John Straley (Soho Crime), featuring Cecil Younger
CUT YOU DOWN, by Sam Wiebe (Quercus), featuring Dave Wakeland

To see the nominees in all the categories, click here. The winners will be announced on November 01 at the PWA Banquet during Bouchercon to be held in Dallas, Texas. (June 06, 2019)



2019 Anthony Award Nominees Announced

Bouchercon 2019 has announced the 2019 Anthony Awards in five catagories. The nominees in the best novel category are as follows:

GIVE ME YOUR HAND, by Megan Abbott (Little, Brown)
NOVEMBER ROAD, by Lou Berney (Morrow)
JAR OF HEARTS, by Jennifer Hillier (Minotaur)
SUNBIRN, by Laura Lippman (Morrow)
BLACKOUT, by Alex Segura (Polis Books)

To see the nominees in other categories, click here. The winners will be announced on November 02 during the 50th annual Bouchercon convention to be held in Dallas, Texas. And Peter Lovesey will receive the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. (May 19, 2019)



2019 Barry Award Nominees Announced

Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine has announced the nominees for the 2019 Barry Awards. The nominees in the best novel category are as follows:

NOVEMBER ROAD, by Lou Berney (Morrow)
DARK SACRED NIGHT, by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
THE SHADOW WE HIDE, by Allen Eskens (Mulholland)
DEPTH OF WINTER, by Craig Johnson (Viking)
LEAVE NO TRACE, by Mindy Mejia (Atria)
A NECESSARY EVIL, by Abir Mukherjee (Pegasus)

To see the nominees in all the categories, click here. The winners will be announced on October 31 at the Dallas Bouchercon during the Opening Ceremonies. (January 22, 2019)



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