AWARD WINNERS 2016-2017

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Noah Hawley Wins Thriller Award

The International Thriller Writers(ITW) has announced the winners for the 2017 Thriller Awards as follows:

Best Hardcover Novel: BEFORE THE FALL, by Noah Hawley (Grand Central)
Best First Novel: THE DRIFTER, by Nicholas Petrie (Putnam)
Best Paperback Original Novel: THE BODY READER, by Anne Frasier (Thomas & Mercer)
Best Short Story: "Big Momma," by Joyce Carol Oates (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March-April 2016)
Best Young Adult Novel: STEEPLEJACK, by A. J. Hartley (Tor)
Best E-Book Original Novel: ROMEO'S WAY, by James Scott Bell (Compendium)
2017 ThrillerMaster Recipient: Lee Child
2017 Silver Bullet Award Recipient: Lisa Gardner
2017 Thriller Legend Award Recipient: Tom Doherty for publishing & supporting thrillers

The winners were announced at on July 15, 2017, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City during ThrillerFest XII. (July 16. 2017)




Tana French Wins Strand Critics

Strand Magazine has announced the winners for the 2017 Strand Critics Awards as follows:

Best Novel: THE TRESPASSER, by Tana French (Viking)
Best Debut Novel: THE LOST GIRLS, by Heather Young (Morrow)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Clive Cussler

The winners were announced on July 12 in New York City. (July 13, 2017)



Mari Hannah Wins Dagger in the Library

The Crime Writers' Association of Britain (CWA) announced Mari Hannah won the 2017 Dagger in the Library on June 17 at the British Library in London. (June 23, 2017)



Louise Penny Wins Pinckley

The Women's National Book Association of New Orleans has announced that Louise Penny and Trudy Nan Boyce are the recipients of the 2017 Pinckley Prizes for Crime Ficiton.

Louise Penny is the winner of the Pinckley Prize for Distinguished Body of Work, while Trudy Nan Boyce wins the Pinckley Prize for Debut Novel for OUT OF THE BLUES (Putnam, 2016), introducing Detective Sara Alt.

They will receive the awards on September 8, 2017 at the Academy of the sacred Heart/Nims Fine Arts Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. (June 04, 2017)





Donna Morrissey Wins Arthur

The Crime Writers of Canada has announced the winners for the 2017 Arthur Ellis Awards as follows:

Best Novel: THE FORTUNATE BROTHER, by Donna Morrissey (Viking Canada)
Best First Novel: STRANGE THINGS DONE, by Elle Wild (Dundurn Press)
Best Novella: RUNDOWN, by Rick Blechta (Orca Book Publishers)
Best Short Story: "A Death at the Parsonage," by Susan Daly (THE WHOLE SHE-BANG 3; Toronto Sisters in Crime)
Best Book in French: RED LIGHT: ADIEU, MONGNONNE, by Marie-Eve Bourassa (Groupe Ville-Marie Litterature, vlb editions)
Best Juvenile/YA Book: MASTERMINDS: CRIMINAL DESTINY, by Gordon Korman (HarperCollins)
Best Nonfiction Book: A DAUGHTER'S DEADLY DECEPTION: THE JENNIFER PAN STORY, by Jeremy Grimaldi (Dundurn Press)
Unhanged Arthur: THE GOLKONDA PROJECT, by S.J. Jennings
Derrick Murdoch Award Recipient: Christina Jennings, founder, Chairman and CEO of Shaftesbury Films

The winners were announced on May 25 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



Paul D. Marks Wins EQMM Readers

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine has announced the 2017 EQMM Readers Award winners as follows:

First Place: "Ghosts of Bunker Hill," by Paul D. Marks (December 2016)
Second Place: "Puncher's Chance," by Doug Allyn (June 2016)
Third Place: "The Dropout," by Doug Allyn (March/April 2016)

The awards were presented to the winners on April 27 in New York City.



Louis Penny Wins Agatha

Malice Domestic has announced the winners for the 2017 Agatha Awards as follows:

Best Contemporary Novel: A GREAT RECKONING, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
Best Historical Novel: THE REEK OF RED HERRINGS, by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur)
Best First Novel: THE SEMESTER OF OUR DISCONTENT, by Cynthia Kuhn (Henery Press)
Best Nonfiction: MASTERING SUSPENSE, STRUCTURE, AND PLOT, by Jane K. Cleland (Writer's Digest)
Best Short Story: "Parallel Play, " by Art Taylor (in CHESAPEAKE CRIMES: STORM WARNING; (Wildside)
Best Children/Young Adult: THE SECRET OF THE PUZZLE BOX, by Penny Warner (Darby Creek)
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Charlaine Harris
Poirot Award Recipient: Martin Edwards

The winners were announced on April 29 in Bethesda, Maryland.



Noah Hawley Wins Edgar

The Mystery Writers of America (MWA) announced the winners of the 2017 Edgar Awards as follows:

Best Novel: BEFORE THE FALL, by Noah Hawley (Grand Central)
Best First Novel: UNDER THE HARROW, by Flynn Berry (Penguin Books)
Best Paperback Original: RAIN DOGS, by Adrian McKinty (Seventh Street Books)
Best Short Story: "Autumn at the Automat," by Lawrence Block (from IN SUNLIGHT OR IN SHADOW, Pegasus)
Best Fact Crime: THE WICKED BOY: THE MYSTERY OF A VICTORIAN CHILD MURDERER, by Kate Summerscale (Penguin Press)
Best Critical/Biographical: SHIRLEY JACKSON: A RATHER HAUNTED LIFE, by Ruth Franklin (Norton/Liveright)
Best Juvenile: OCDANIEL, by Wesley King (Simon & Schuster/Paul Wiseman)
Best Young Adult: GIRL IN THE BLUE COAT, by Monica Hesse (Little, Brown)
Best TV Episode Teleplay: "A Blade of Grass," by John Logan (from "Penny Dreadful": Showtime)
Robert L. Fish Memorial Award: "The Truth of the Moment," by E. Gabriel Flores (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Decembrer 2016)
Grand Master Award: Max Allan Collins and Ellen Hart
Raven Awards: Dru Ann Love
Ellery Queen Award: Neil Nyren
Mary Higgins Clark Award: THE SHATTERED TREE, by Charles Todd (Morrow)

The winners were announced on April 27 in New York.



Bill Beverly Wins LAT Book Prize

Los Angeles Times has announced the winners for the 2017 LA Times Book Prizes. The winner in the mystery/thriller category is DODGERS, by Bill Beverly (Crown)

The winners were announced on April 21 at the Bovard Auditorium of the University of Southern California.



Louise Penny Wins Lefty

Left Coast Crime 2017 announced the winners for the 2017 Lefty Awards on March 18 as follows:

Best Humorous Mystery Novel: BODY ON THE BAYOU, by Ellen Byron (Crooked Lane Books)
Best Historical Mystery Novel: THE REEK OF RED HERRINGS, by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur Books)
Best Debut Mystery Novel: MURDER IN G MAJOR, by Alexa Gordon (Henery Press)
Best Mystery Novel: A GREAT RECKONING, by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
LCC Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients: Faye Kellerman and Jonathan Kellerman

The winners were announced in Honolulu, Hawaii during Left Coast Crime 2017.



Robert Dugoni Wins Spotted Owl

Friends of Mystery, a non^profit literary/educational organization in Portland, Oregon, has announced that THE 7TH CANON, by Robert Dugoni (Thomas & Mercer, 2016) won the 2017 Spotted Owl Award, the best mystery novel written by an author living in the Pacific Northwest.



Ann Cleeves To Receive Diamond Dagger

The Crime Writers' Association of Britain (CWA) has announced that Ann Cleeves is to receive the 2017 CWA Diamond Dagger for sustained excellence in her crime writing career and for her significant contribution to the genre. She will receive the Diamond Dagger in London on October 26. (January 24, 2017)


David C. Taylor Wins Nero

The Wolfe Pack, a fan organization of Nero Wolfe and his creator Rex Stout, announced on December 03 at the Black Orchid Banquet in New York that David C. Taylor won the 2016 Nero Award for NIGHT LIFE (Forge Books, 2015).

At the same banquet, The Wolfe Pack and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (AHMM) jointly announced Steve Liskow won the 2016 Black Orchid Novella Award for "Look Wat They've Done to My Song, Ma." The winning novella will be printed in the July/August 2017 issue of AHMM.



Lisa Sandlin Wins Hammett

The North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers has announced that Lisa Sandlin won the 2016 Hammett Prize for THE DO-RIGHT (Cinco Puntos Press) as a work of literary excellence in the field of crime writing.

The winner was announced on October 29 during the NoirCon 2016 conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.



Noah Hawley Wins TJ Parker

The Southern California Independent Booksellers Association (SCIBA) has announced that Noah Hawley won the 2016 T. Jefferson Parker Mystery Award for BEFORE THE FALL (Grand Central).

The two other nominees were ORPHAN X, by Gregg Hurwitz (Minotaur) and THE PROMISE, by Robert Crais (Putnam). The mystery and thriller category of the SCIBA BOOK AWARDS is especially named for mystery writer T. Jefferson Parker, who constantly supports booksellers and writers in Southern California. The winners in all the categories were announced during the SCIBA Fall Trade Show on October 22 in North Hollywood, California.



Bill Beverly Wins CWA Daggers

The Crime Writers' Association of Britain (CWA) announced the winners of its 2016 Dagger Award on October 11 in London as follows:
Diamond Dagger Recipient: Peter James
Goldsboro Gold Dagger: DODGERS, by Bill Beverly (No Exit Press)
Ian Fleming Steel Dagger: THE CARTEL, by Don Winslow (Heinmemann)
John Creasey New Blood Dagger: DODGERS, by Bill Beverly (No Exit Press)
Endeavour Historical Dagger: STASI CHILD, by David Young (Twenty7Books)
Non-Fiction Dagger: YOU COULD DO SOMETHING AMAZING WITH YOUR LIFE (YOU ARE ARE RAOUL MOAT), by Andrew Hankinson (Scribe)
Short Story Dagger: "On the Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) by Fans Mier," by John Connolly (from NOCTURNES 2: NIGHT MUSIC; Hodder)
International Dagger: THE GREAT SWINDLE, by Pierre Lemaitre, tran by Frank Wynne (MadLehouse Press)
Dagger in the Library: Elly Griffiths (Quercus)
Debut Dagger: WIMMERA, by Mark Brandi



Ingrid Thoft Wins Shamus

The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) has announced the winners for its 2016 Shamus Awards as follows:

The Eye Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: S.J. Rozan
Best Hardcover P.I. Novel: BRUTALITY, by Ingrid Thoft (Putnam), featuring Fina Ludlow
Best First P.I. Novel: THE DO-RIGHT, by Lisa Sandlin (Cinco Puntos Press), introducing Thomas Phelan
Best Original P.I. Paperback: CIRCLING THE RUNWAY, by J.L. Abramo (Down & Out), featuring Jacob Diamond
Best P.I. Short Story: "The Dead Client," by Parnell Hall (in DARK CITY LIGHTS, edited by Lawrence Block; Three rooms Press) featuring Stanley Hastings

The winners were announced during the PWA banquet in New Orleans, Louisiana during Bouchercon 2016 on September 16.



Chris Holm Wins Anthony

Bouchercon 2016 has announced the winners for the 2016 Anthony Awards as follows:

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: David Morrell
David Thompson Special Service Award Recipient: Otto Penzler
Best Novel: THE KILLING KIND, by Chris Holm (Mulholland)
Best First Novel: PAST CRIMES, by Glen Erik Hamilton (Morrow)
Best Paperback Original: THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE, by Lou Berney (Morrow)
Best Critical or Nonfiction Book: FORENSICS, by Val McDermid (Grove)
Best Short Story: "The Little Men," by Megan Abbott (MysteriousPress.com/Open Road)
Best Anthology or Collection: MURDER UNDER THE OAKS, edited by Art Taylor (Down & Out)
Best Young Adult Novel: NEED, by Joelle Charbonneau (HMH Books)
Best Crime Fiction Audiobook: THE NATURE OF THE BEAST, by Louis Penny, narrated by Robert Bathurst (Macmillan Audio)

The winners were announced on September 16 during Bouchercon in New Orleans, Louisiana.



Lou Berney Wins Macavity

The Mystery Readers International has announced the winners for the 2016 Macavity Awards as follows:

Best Mystery: THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE, by Lou Berney (Morrow)
Best First Mystery: PAST CRIMES, by Glen Erik Hamilton (Morrow)
Best Critical/Biographical: THE GOLDEN AGE OF MURDER, by Martin Edwards (HarperCollins)
Best Short Story: "The Little Men," by Megan Abbott (MysteriousPress.com/Open Road)
Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award: THE MASQUE OF A MURDERER, by Susanna Calkins (Minotaur)

The winners were announced at opening ceremonies at Bouchercon in New Orleans on September 15.



C.J. Box Wins Barry

Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine has announced the winners for the 2016 Barry Awards as follows:

Best Novel: BADLANDS, by C. J. Box (Minotaur)
Best First Novel: THE UNQUIET DEAD, by Ausma Zehanat Khan (Minotaur)
Best Paperback Original: THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE, by Lou Berney (Morrow)
Best Thriller: THE MASK, by Taylor Stevens (Crown)
2016 Don Sandstrom Award Recipient: David Magayna

The winners were announced on September 15 during Bouchercon hold in New Orleans, Louisiana.



Chris Brookmyre Wins McIlvanney

BLACK WINDOW, by Chris Brookmyre won the inaugural McIlvanny Prize, announced Bloody Scotland on September 9 at its opening reception at Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival in Stirling, Scotland.



Paul Cleave Wins Ngaio

On August 27 in Christchurch, New Zealand at the WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival, TRUST NO ONE by Paul Cleave (Upstart Press) won the 2016 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel (his third win!) written by New Zealand citizens and residents.

And INSIDE THE BLACK HORSE by Ray Berard (Mary Egan Publishing) won the 2016 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best First Novel.



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