C.E. Tobisman Wins Harper Lee

The University of Alabama School of Law and the ABA Journal have announced that PROOF, by C.E. Tobisman (Thomas & Mercer, 2017) won the 2018 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. Tobisman will be awarded with a signed special edition of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at the prize ceremony during the Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. on September 01. (July 26, 2018)

Stav Sherez Wins Theakston Crime Novel

Stav Sherez won the 2018 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for THE INTRUSIONS (Faber & Faber, 2017) on July 19 at the Theakston Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, England, while John Grisham won the Theakston Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award. (July 20, 2018)

Ellen Hart, Marcie Rendon to Receive Pinckley Prizes

Ellen Hart and Marcie Rendon will receive the 2018 Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction, named to honor the memory of Diana Pinckley, The Women's National Book Association of New Orleans (WNBA-NO), of which Pinckley was a founding member, has announced.

Ellen Hart is the recipient for the Pinckley Prize for Distinguished Body of Work, while Marcie R. Rendon for the Pinckley Prize for Debut Novel for her first fiction book, MURDER ON THE RED RIVER (Cinco Puntos Press, 2017). The prizes will be presented on October 06 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (July 16, 2018)

Riley Sager Wins Thriller

The International Thriller Writers (ITW) has announced the winners for the 2018 Thriller Awards as follows:

Best Hardcover Novel: FINAL GIRLS, by Riley Sager (Dutton)
Best First Novel: THE FREEDOM BROKER, by K.J. Howe (Quercus)
Best Paperback Original Novel: GRIEVANCE, by Christine Bell (Lake Union)
Best Short Story: "Charcoal and Cherry," by Zoe Z. Dean (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, May/June 2017)
Best Young Adult Novel: THE RAINS, by Gregg Hurwitz (Tor Teen)
Best E-Book Original Novel: SECOND CHANCE, by Sean Black (Sean Black)
2018 Thriller Master: George R.R. Martin
2018 Silver Bullet Award Recipient: James Rollins
2018 Thriller Legends Award Recipient: Bob and Pat Gussin of Oceanview Publishing

The winners were announced on July 14 during ThrillerFest XIII at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. (July 15, 2018)

Stephen Mack Jones Wins Hammett

The North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers (IACW/NA) has announced that AUGUST SNOW, by Stephen Mack Jones (Soho Crime) won the 2018 Hammett Prize.

To see the press release, click here. The winner was announced on July 13 at the Algonquin Hotel in New York, NY. (July 14, 2018)

Ivy Pochoda, Sheena Kamal Win Strand Critics

The Strand Magazine has announced the winners for the 2018 Strand Critics Awards as follows:

Best Novel: WONDER VALLEY, by Ivy Pochoda (Ecco)
Best First Novel: THE LOST ONES, by Sheena Kamal (Morrow)
Lifetime Achievemant Awards: Jonathan Gash (aka. John Grant) and J.A. Jance
Publisher of the Year Award: Tom Doherty, publisher of Tor/Forge Books

The winners were announced on July 11 during a Strand Magazine-hosted cocktail party in New York City. (July 12, 2018)

Peter Robinson Wins Arthur Ellis

The Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) has announced the winners for the 2018 Arthur Ellis Awards as follows:

Best Crime Novel: SLEEPING IN THE GROUND, by Peter Robinson (McClelland & Stewart)
Best First Crime Novel: FULL CURL, by Dave Butler (Dundurn Press)
Best Crime Novella (The Lou Allin Momorial Award): "How Lon Pruitt Was Found Murdered in an Open Field with No Footprints Around," by Mike Culpepper (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, September/October 2017)
Best Crime Short Story: "The Outlier," by Catherine Astolfo (13 Claws; Carrick Publishing)
Best Nonfiction Crime Book: THE WHISKY KING, by Trevor Cole (HarperCollins)
Best Juvenile/Young Adult Crime Book: CHASE -- GET READY TO RUN, by Linwood Barclay (Penguin Radom/Puffin Canada)
Best Crime Book in French: LES TRICOTEUSES, by Marie Saur (Heliotrope Noir)
Best Unpublished First Crime Novel: DESTRUCTION IN PARADISE, by Dianne Scott
2018 CWC Grand Master Award Recipient: Gail Bowen (for her long and illustrious career as a crime fiction author)

The winners were announced on May 24 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (May 26, 2018)

Ingrid Thoft Wins Spotted Owl

Friends of Mystery, a non-profit literary/educational organization in Portland, Oregon, has announced that DUPLICITY, by Ingrid Thoft (Putnam, 2017) has won the 2018 Spotted Owl Award as the best mystery novel written by an author living in the Pacific Northwest. (May 03, 2018)

Louise Penny and Rhys Bowen Win Agathas

Malice Domestic has announced the winners for the 2018 Agatha Awards as follows:

Best Contemporary Novel: GLASS HOUSES, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
Best Historical Novel: IN FALEIGH FIELD, by Rhys Bowen (Lake Union)
Best First Novel: HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE, by Kellye Garrett (Midnight Ink)
Best Nonfiction: FROM HOLMES TO SHERLOCK, by Mattias Bostrom (Mysterious Press)
Best Short Story: "The Library Ghost of Tanglewood Inn," by Gigi Pandian (Henery Press)
Best Children's /Young Adult: SYDNEY MACKENZIE KNOCKS 'EM DEAD, by Cindy Callaghan (Aladdin)

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Nancy Pickard
Amelia Award Recipient: David Suchet
Poirot Award Recipient: Brenda Blethyn (starring in "Vera")
Special Amelia Award Recipient: Joan Hess (posthumously)

The winners were announced on April 28, 2018 at Malice Domestic held in Bethesda, Maryland. (April 29, 2018)

Attica Locke Wins Edgar

The Mystery Writers of America (MWA) announced the winners for its 2018 Edgar Awards as follows:

Best Novel: BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD, by Attica Locke (Mulholland)
Best First Novel: SHE RIDES SHOTGUN, by Jordan Harper (Ecco)
Best Paperback Original: THE UNSEEING, by Anna Mazzola (Sourcebooks)
Best Fact Crime: KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, by David Grann (Doubleday)
Best Critical/Biograhical: CHESTER B. HIMES: A BIOGRAPHY, by Lawrence P. Jackson (Norton)
Best Short Story: "Spring Break," by John Crowley (in New Haven Noir, edited by Amy Bloom; Akashic Books)
Best Juvenile: VANISHED!, by James Ponti (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin)
Best Young Adult: LONG WAY DOWN, by Jason Reynolds (Atheneum)
Best Television Episode Teleplay: "Somebody to Love" -- Fargo, Teleplay by Noah Hawley (FX Networks/MGM)
Mary Higgins Clark Award: THE WIDOW'S HOUSE, by Carol Goodman (William Morrow Paperbacks)

Robert L. Fish Memorial Award Recipient: "The Queen of Secrets" by Lisa D. Gray (New Haven Noir, ed. Amy Bloom; Akashic Books)
Grand Master Recipients: Jane Langton, William Link and Peter Lovesey
Raven Award Recipients: Kristopher Zgorski of BOLO Books, and The Raven Bookstore in Lawrence, Kansas
Ellery Queen Award Recipient: Robert Pepin

The winners were announced on April 26, 2018 at the Edgar Awards Banquet in New York City. (April 27, 2018)

Joyce Carol Oates Wins LATimes Book Prize

The Los Angeles Times announced the winners for the 2018 LA Times Book Prizes on April 20 at University of Southern California's Bovard Auditorium. The winner in the mystery/thriller cagegory is:

A BOOK OF AMERICAN MARTYRS, by Joyce Carol Oates (Ecco)

To see the winners in all the categories, click here. (April 21, 2018)

Brendan DuBois Wins EQMM Readers

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (EQMM) has announce the winners of the 2017 EQMM Readers Award as follows:

First place: "Flowing Waters," by Brendan DuBois (printed in the January/February 2017 issue)
Second place: "Tombstone," by Doug Allyn (November/December 2017)
Third place: "Cramer in Trouble," by Dave Zeltserman (March/April 2017)

EQMM readers voted for their favorite new stories of 2017 printed in Ellery Queen's Mystery magazine. (March 27, 2018)

Kent Krueger Wins Lefty

Left Coast Crime 2018 has announced the winner for the 2018 Lefty Awards as follows:

Best Mystery Novel: SULFUR SPRINGS, by William Kent Krueger (Atria Books)
Best Debut Mystery Novel: HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE, by Kellye Garrett (Midnight Ink)
Best Historical Mystery Novel: IN FARLEIGH FIELD, by Rhys Bowen (Lake Union Publishing)
Best Humorous Mystery Novel: A CAJUN CHRISTMAS KILLING, by Ellen Byron (Crooked Lane Books)

The winners for the Lefty Awards were announced on Saturday, March 24 during Bouchercon held at at the Nugget Casino Resort in Reno/Sparks, Nevada. (March 25, 2018)

Michael Connelly to Receive Diamond Dagger

The Crime Writers' Association of Britain (CWA) has announced that Michael Connelly will receive the 2018 CWA Diamond Dagger at the CWA's Dagger Awards ceremony in London on October 25 for "sustained excellence" of his careers and for his "significant contribution to crime writing." (March 06, 2018)

Al Lamanda Wins Nero

At the Black Orchid Banquet held in New York City on December 02, The Wolfe Pack, a Nero Wolfian fan club, announced that WITH 6 YOU GET WALLY, by Al Lamanda (Five Star, 2016) won the 2017 Nero Award as the best American Mystery written in the tradition of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe stories. (December 07, 2017)

Jane Harper Wins Gold Dagger

The Crime Writers Association of Britain (CWA) has announced the winners for the 2017 CWA Dagger Awards as follows:

Diamond Dagger Recipient: Ann Cleeves
Gold Dagger: THE DRY, by Jane Harper (Little Brown)
Ian Fleming Steel Dagger: SPOOK STREET, by Mick Herron (John Murray)
John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger: TALL OAKS, by Chris Whitaker (Twenty7)
Endeavour Historical Dagger: A RISING MAN, by Abir Mukherjee (Harvill Seeker)
International Dagger: THE DYING DETECTIVE, by Leif GW Persson (Tr. Neil Smith) (Doubleday)
Non-Fiction Dagger: CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR, by Stephen Purvis (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Short Story Dagger: "The Trials of Margaret," by LC Tyler (in MOTIVES FOR MURDER, edited by Martin Edwards; Sphere)
Debut Dagger: STRANGE FIRE, by Sherry Rankin
Dagger in the Library: Mari Hannah
Red Herring Award Recipient: Barry Forshaw, for service to the CWA

The winners were announced at the CWA Dagger Awards Dinner on October 26 in London. (October 27, 2017)

Louise Penny Wins Anthony

Bouchercon 2017 has announced the winners for the 2017 Anthony Awards as follows:

Best Novel: A GREAT RECKONING, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
Best First Novel: IQ, by Joe Ide (Mulholland)
Best Paperback Original: HEART OF STONE, by James W. Ziskin (Seventh Street)
Best Short Story: "Oxford Girl," by Megan Abbott (in MISSISSIPPI NOIR, Akashic)
Best Critical Nonfiction Work: SHIRLEY JACKSON: A RATHER HAUNTED LIFE, by Ruth Franklin (Liveright)
Best Children's/YA Novel: THE GIRL I USED TO BE, by April Henry (Henry Holt)
Best Anthology: BLOOD ON THE BAYOU, edited by Greg Herren (Down & Out)
Best Novella: "The Last Blue Glass," by B.K. Stevens (Alfred HItchcock's Mystery Magazine, April 2016)
David Thompson Special Service Award Recipient: George Easter, founder, editor and publisher of Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine

The winners were announced at the Sunday Brunch on October 15 during Bouchercon 2017 held in Toronto, Canada. (October 16, 2017)

Louise Penny Wins Barry

Deadly Pleasures has announced the winners for the 2017 Barry Awards as follows:

Best Novel: A GREAT RECKONING, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
Best First Novel: THE DRIFTER, by Nicholas Petrie (Putnam)
Best Paperback Original: RAIN DOGS, by Adrian McKinty (Seven Street)
Best Thriller: GUILTY MINDS, by Joseph Finder (Dutton)
Don Sandstrom Lifetime Achievement in Mystery Fandom Award Recipient: Steele Curry

The winners were announced on October 12 during Bouchercon 2017 held in Toronto, Canada. (October 14, 2017)

Louise Penny Wins Macavity

The Mystery Readers International has announced the winners for the 2017 Macavity Awards as follows:

Best Novel: A GREAT RECKONING, by Louise Penny (Ninotaur)
Best First Novel: IQ, by Joe Ide (Mulhollande Books)
Best Short Story: "Parallel Play," by Art Taylor (CHESAPEAKE CRIMES: STORM WARNING, Wildside Press)
Sue Feder Memorial Award for Best Historical Novel: HEART OF STONE, by James W. Ziskin (Seventh Street Books)
Best Nonfiction: SARA PARETSKY: A COMPANION TO THE MYSTERY FICTION, by Margaret Kinsman (McFarland)

The winners were announced onn October 12 at opening ceremonies at bouchercon 29017 held in Toronto, Canada. (October 13, 2017)

Domenic Stansberry Wins Hammett

The North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers (IACW/NA) has announced that THE WHITE DEVIL, by Domenic Stansberry (Molotov Editions) is the winner of the its annual HAMMETT PRIZE for a work of literary excellence in the field of crime writing by a US or Canadian author.

The Hammett Prize winner was announced on October 07 during the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association's (NAIBA) Fall Conference, in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. (October 08, 2017)

Reed Farrel Coleman Wins Shamus

The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) has announced the winners for the 2017 Shamus Awards as follows:

The Eye Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Jerry Kennealy
Best Private Eye Novel: WHERE IT HURTS, by Reed Farrel Coleman (Putnam), featuring Gus Murphy
Best Original Private Eye Paperback: THE PERPLEXING THEFT OF THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN, by Vaseem Khan (Red Hook Books), featuring Baby Ganesh Agency
Best First Private Eye Novel: IQ, by Joe Ide (Little, Brown), introducing Isaiah Quintabe
Best Private Eye Short Story: "A Battlefield Reunion," by Brendan DuBois (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, June 2016), featuring Billy Sullivan

The winners were announced in the Fall issue of the PWA newsletter, since the PWA Shamus Award Banquet has been canceled. (September 21, 2017; revised, September 25)

Denise Mina Wins McIlvanney

On September 08, Bloody Scotland has announced that the winner of the 2017 Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize is THE LONG DROP, by Denise Mina (Random House) (September 09, 2017)

Adrian McKinty Wins Neddie

Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) has announced the winners for the 2017 Ned Kelly Awards as follows:

Best Fiction: POLICE AT THE STATION AND THEY DON'T LOOK FRIENDLY, by Adrian McKinty (Serpent's Tail)
Best First Fiction: THE DRY, by Jane Harper (Pan)
True Crime (tie): GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER, by Duncan McNab (Vintage) and
THE DROWNED MAN, by Brendan James Murray (Echo)
S.D. Harvey Short Story Award: "Rules to Live By," by Louise Bassett

The winners were announced on September 01 at the Melbourne Writers Festival in Melbourne. (September 03, 2017)