AWARD WINNERS 08/2021-2022

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Candiice Fox Wins Neddie

Better late than nover!
The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) announced the winners of the 2022 Ned Kelly Awards (aka. Neddies) online in August to celebrate the best in Australian crime writing as follows:

Best Crime Fiction: THE CHASE, by Candice Fox (Random House Australia)
Best True Crime: BANQUET: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ADELAIDE'S FAMILY MURDERS, by Debi Marshall (Random House Australia)
Best Debut Crime Fiction: BANJAWARN, by Josh Kemp (UWA Publishing)
Best International Crime Fiction Published in Australia: THE MAID, by Nita Prose (HarperCollins)

(October 07, 2022)



S.J. Rozan Wins Shamus

The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) has announced the winners for its 2022 Shamus Awards as follows:

P.I. Hardcover: FAMILY BUSINESS, by S.J. Rozan (Pegasus), featuring Lydia Chin & Bill Smith
Original P.I. Paperback: EVERY CITY IS EVERY OTHER CITY, by John McFetridge (ECW Press), featuring Gord Stewart
First P.I. Novel: LOST LITTLE GIRL, by Gregory Stout (Level Best), introducing Jackson Gamble
P.I. Short Story: "Sweeps Week," by Richard Helms (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July/August 2021)

The winners were announced on August 04 online. (August 04, 2022)



Mick Herron Wins Theakston Crime

Harrogate International Festival announced that SLOUGH HOUSE, by Mick Herron (John Murray) is the winner for the 2022 Theakston Crime Award for best crime novel of the year published in paperback from May 01, 2021 to April 30, 2022 by UK and Irish authors.

And Michael Connelly received The Theakston Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award 2022 in recognition of his incredible writing career.

The winner were announced on the opening night of Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, England on Thursday, July 21. (June 22, 2022)




Ray Celestin Wins Two Daggers

The Crime Writers' Association of Britain (CWA) has announced the winners for the 2022 Dagger Awards as follows:

Gold Dagger: SUNSET SWING, by Ray Celestin (Mantle)
Ian Fleming Steel Dagger: DEAD GROUND, by M.W. Craven (Constable)
John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger: THE APPEAL, by Janice Hallett (Viper Books>
Historical Dagger: SUNSET SWING, by Ray Celestin (Mantle)
Translation Dagger: HOTEL CARTAGENA, by Simone Buchholz, trans by Rachel Ward (Orenda Books)
Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF LYDIA HARVEY, by Julia Laite (Profile Books)
Short Story Dagger: "Flesh of a Fancy Woman," by Paul Magrs (in CRIMINAL PURSUITS, Telos Publishing)
Dagger for the Best Crime & Mystery Publisher: Faber & Faber
Debut Dagger: THE 10:12, by Anna Maloney

Diamond Dagger Recipient: C.J. Sansom
Red Herring Award Recipient (for services to crime writing and the CWA): In memory of Thalia Proctor

The winners were announced during a "live gala dinner event" held on Wednesday, June 29, at the Leonardo City Hotel in London. (July 01, 2022)



S.A. Cosby Wins Hammett

The International Association of Crime Writers/North America (IACW/NA) announced that...

RAZORBLADE TEARS, by S.A. Cosby (Flatiron Books)

...is the winner of the 2022 Hammett Prize finalists for books published in 2021 for literary excellence in crime writing. (June 18, 2022)



S.A. Cosby Wins Two Thrillers

The International Thriller Writers (ITW) has announced the winners for the 2022 Thriller Awards as follows:

Best Hardcover Novel: RAZORBLADE TEARS, by S.A. Cosby (Flatiron Books)
Best Audiobook: RAZORBLADE TEARS, by S.A. Cosby, Narrated by Adam Lazarre-White (Macmillan)
Best First Novel: MY SWEET GIRL, by Amanda Jayatissa (Berkley)
Best Paperback Original Novel: BLOODLINE, by Jess Lourey (Thomas & Mercer)
Best Short Story: "The Lemonade Stand," by Scott Loring Sanders (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Janurary/February 2021)
Best Young Adult Novel: THE PROJECT, by Courtney Summers (Wednesday Books)
Best E-Book Original Novel:BLOOD PARISH, by E.J. Findorff (E.J. Findorff)
ThrillerMaster Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients: Frederick Forsyth and Diana Gabaldon
Thriller Legend Award Recipient: Writers House, a literary agency

The winners were announced at ThrillerFest XVII on Saturday, June 04 at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York City. (June 05, 2022)



Dietrich Kalteis Wins CWC Excellence Award

The Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) has announced the winners for the 2022 CWC Awards of Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing (formerly known as the Arthur Ellis Awards) as follows:

Best Crime Novel: UNDER THE OUTLAW MOON, by Dietrich Kalteis (ECW Press)
Best Crime First Novel: THE PUSH, by Ashley Audrain (Viking Canada)
Whodunit Award for Best Traditional Mystery: WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH MARY JANE?, by Candas Jane Dorsey (ECW Press)
Howard Engel Award for Best Crime Novel Set in Canada: BENEATH HER SKIN, by C. S. Porter (Vagrant Press/Nimbus Publishing)
Best Crime Novella: "Letters from Johnny," by Wayne Ng (Guernica Editions)
Best Crime Short Story: "Number 10 Marlborough Place," by Elizabeth Elwood (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, November/December 2021)
Best French Crime Book (Fiction and Nonfiction): FLOTS, by Patrick Senecal (Editions Alire)
Best Juvenile or YA Crime Book (Fiction and Nonfiction): THE TRAITOR'S BLADE, by Kevin Sands (Aladdin/Simon & Schuster)
Brass Knuckles Award for Best Nonfiction Crime Book: THE BEATLE BANDIT, by Nate Hendley (Dundurn Press)
Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript: ELMINGTON, by Renee Lehnen
Grand Master Award recipient: Louise Penny

The winners were announced on Thursday, May 26, 2022 on YouTube. (May 27, 2022)



Abigail Dean Wins CrimeFest Award

CrimeFest has announced the winners for the 2022 CrimeFest Awards as follows:

eDunnit Award: GIRL A, by Abigail Dean (HarperCollins)
Debut Crime Novel Award: WINTER COUNTS, by David Heska Wanbli Weiden (Simon & Schuster)
Audible Sounds of Crime Award: THE MAN WHO DIED TWICE, by Richard Osman, read by Lesley Manville (Penguin Random House Audio)
H.R.F. Keating Bio-Critical Award: PATRICIA HIGHSMITH: HER DIARIES AND NOTEBOOKS, by Patricial Highsmith (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Last Laugh Award: SLOUGH HOUSE, by Mick Herron (Baskerville)
Best Crime Fiction Novel for Children: TWITCH, by M.G. Leonard(Walker)
Best Crime Fiction Novel for Young Adults: FIREKEEPER'S DAUGHTER, by Angeline Boulley (Rock the Boat)
Inaugural Thalia Proctor Memorial Award for Best Adapted TV Crime Drama (first screened in the UK in 2021): SHETLAND (Season 6), produced by Silverprint Pictures and based on the books by Ann Cleeves

The winners were announced on Saturday, May 14 during the Gala Awards Dinner of this year's CrimeFest to be held in Bristol England. (May 15, 2022)



Warren Easley Wins Spotted Owl

The Friends of Mystery, a non-profit organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon, has chosen Warren Easley, a Newburg, Oregon resident, is a recipient of the 2022 Spotted Owl Award for his book, NO WITNESS (Poisoned Pen Press, 2021).

The winning book is the eight in his series featuring Cal Claxton, who is a lawyer in a samal town of Dundee, Oregon. The Spotted Owl Award is given out annually to the best mystery novel of the previous year by an author who lives in the Pacific Northwest. (May 12, 2022)



Karen Harrington Wins EQMM Readers

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (EQMM) announced the winners for the 2022 EQMM Readers Award as follows:

First Place: "Boo Radley College Prep," by Karen Harrington (January/February 2021)
Second Place: "Demon in the Depths," by Bill McCormick(September/October 2021)
Third Place: (tie) "Bad Chemistry," by John Wimer (July/August 2021)
and "Black Swallowtail," by Hollis Seamon (March/April 2021)

The Readers Award winners are voted and chosen by the EQMM readership every year. (May 01, 2022)



James Kestrel Wins Edgar

The Mystery Writers of America (MWA) announced the winners for the 2022 Edgar Awards as follows:

Best Novel: FIVE DECEMBERS, by James Kestrel(aka. Jonathan Moore) (Hard Case Crime)

Best First Novel: DEER SEASON, by Erin Flanagan (University of Nebraska Press)
Best Paperback Original: BOBBY MARCH WILL LIVE FOREVER, by Alan Parks (Europa Editions/World Noir)
Best Fact Crime: LAST CALL, by Elon Green (Celadon Books)
Best Critical/Biographical, by THE TWELVE LIVES OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK, by Edward White (Norton)
Best Short Story: "The Road to Hana," by R.T. Lawton (Alfred HItchcock's Mystery Magazine, May/June 2021)
Best Juvenile: CONCEALED, by Chiristina Diaz Gonzalez (Scholastic Press)
Best Young Adult: FIREKEEPER'S DAUGHTER, by Angeline Boulley (Macmillan/Henry Holt)
Best Television Episode Teleplay: "Boots on the Ground," by Iturri Sosa (in "Narcos: Mexico" -Netflix)
Robert L. Fish Memorial Award Recipient: "Analogue," by Rob Osler (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, January/February 2021)
Mary Higgins Clark Award: CLARK AND DIVISION, by Naomi Hirahara (Soho Crime)
Sue Grafton Memorial Award: RUNNER, by Tracy Clark (Kensington Books)
Grand Master Award Recipient: Laurie R. King
Raven Award Recipient: Lesa Holstine, Lesa's Book Critiques; Library Journal Reviewer
Ellery Queen Award Recipient: Juliet Grames, Soho Press/Soho Crime

The winners were announced on Thursday, April 28 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York City as well as "online via Twitter, Facebook, Zoom, Instagram or other free available social media outlet.". (April 29, 2022)



Ellen Byron Wins Agatha

Malice Domestic has announced the winners for the 2022 Agatha Awards as follows:

Best Contemporay Novel: CAJUN KISS OF DEATH, by Ellen Byron (Crooked Lane)
Best Historical Novel: DEATH AT GREENWAY, by Lori Rader-Day (HarperCollins)
Best First Novel: ARSENIC AND ADOBO, by Mia P. Manansala (Berkley)
Best Short Story: "Bay of Reckoning," by Shawn Reilly Simmons (from MURDER ON THE BEACH, Destination Murders)
Best Non-Fiction: HOW TO WRITE A MYSTERY, edited by Lee Child and Laurie R. Kin (Simon & Schuster)
Best Children's/YA Mystery: PLAY ONE ON TV, by Alan Orloff (Down & Out)
Two Separate Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients: Ellen Hart and Walter Mosley

The winners were announced on Saturday, April 23, during Malice Domestic 32-33-34, held at Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland. (April 24, 2022)



Megan Abbott Wins LATimes Book Prize

The Los Angles Times Festival of Books announced that THE TURNOUT, by Megan Abbott (Putnam) won the 2022 LA Times Book Prize in the mystery/thriller category.

The winners in all the category were announced at University of Southern California's Bovard Auditorium on Friday, April 22. (April 23, 2022)



William Kent Krueger Wins Lefty

Left Coast Crime announced the winners for the 2022 Lefty Awards for books published in 2021 as follows:

Best Humorous Mystery Novel: MANGO, MAMBO, AND MURDER, by Raquel V. Reyes (Crooked Lane Books)
Best Historical Mystery Novel for books set before 1970: CLARK AND DIVISION, by Naomi Hirahara (Soho Crime)
Best Debut Mystery Novel: ALL HER LITTLE SECRETS, by Wanda M. Morris (William Morrow)
Best Mystery Novel (not in other categories): LIGHTNING STRIKE, by William Kent Krueger (Atria Books)

The Lefty Awards were announced and presented on Saturday, April 09 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (April 11, 2022)



Stephen Spotswood Wins Nero

The Wolfe Pack announced at the Black Orchid Banquet held in New York City on December 04 that Stephen Spotswood won the 2021 Nero Award for FORTUNE FAVORS THE DEAD (Doubleday, 2020) as "the best American Mystery written in the tradition of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe stories."

At the same Banquet, Alexis Stefanovich-Thompson won the 2021 Black Orchid Novella Award for "The Man who Went Down Under," which will be published in the July 2022 issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. (December 10, 2021)



Mikael Niemi Wins Petrona

Mikael Niemi was named the winner of the 2021 Petrona Award for TO COOK A BEAR (MacLehose Press) as the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year. The winning novel was translated from the Swedish by Deborah Bragan-Turner.

The announcement of the Petrona Award winner was made on November 04. (November 05, 2021)



John Banville, Alyssa Cole Win Strand Critics Awards

The Strand Magazine has announced the winners for the 2021 Strand Critics Awards as follows:

Best Mystery Novel:
SNOW, by John Banville (Hanover Square Press)

Best Debut Novel:
WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING, by Alyssa Cole (William Morrow)

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients: (3)
Stephen King
Joyce Carol Oates
and Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher of the Year Award Recipient:
Josh Stanton of the Blackstone Publishing

The winners were announced online on October 04. (October 05, 2021)



Craig Russell Wins McIlvanney

The Bloody Scotland has announced the winners for the 2021 McIlvanney Prize (formerly the Scottish Crime Book of the Year Prize) and the 2021 Scottish Crime Debut of the Year Prize as follows:

McIlvanney Prize: HYDE, Craig Russell (Constable)
[It is his second McIlvanney Prize win after GHOSTS OF ALTONA in 2015.]

Scottish Crime Debut Prize: EDGE OF THE GRAVE, by Robbie Morrison (Macmillan)

The winners of the McIlvanney Prize and the Debut Prize were announced at the Albert Halls in Stirling, Scotland on September 17 live online. (September 18, 2021)



S.A. Cosby Wins Anthony

Bouchercon 2021 has announced the winners for the 2021 Anthony Awards as follows:

Best Hardcover Novel: BLACKTOP WASTELAND, by S.A. Cosby (Flatiron)
Best First Novel: WINTER COUNTS, by David Heska Wanbli Weiden (Ecco)
Best Paperback Original Novel: UNSPEAKABLE THINGS, by Jess Lourey (Thomas & Mercer)
Best Short Story: "90 Miles," by Alex Segura (in BOTH SIDES, edited by Gabino Iglesias; Agora)
Best Juvenile/Young Adult: HOLLY HERNANDEZ AND THE DEATH OF DISCO, by Richie Narvaez (Pinata) Best Critical or Non-fiction Work: UNSPEAKABLE ACTS, edited by Sarah Weinman (Ecco)
Best Anthology or Collection: SHATTERING GLASS, edited by Heather Graham (Nasty Womann Press)
David Thomspon Special Service Award Recipient: Janet Rudolph, editor of The Mystery Readers Journal
2021 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Michael Connelly

The winners were announced on August 28 online. (August 29, 2021)



S.A. Cosby Wins Macavity

The Mystery Readers International has announced the winners for the 2021 Macavity Awards as follows:

Best Novel: BLACKTOP WASTELAND, by S.A. Cosby (Flatiron Books)
Best First: WINTER COUNTS, by David Heska Wanbli Weiden (Ecco Press)
Best Critical/Biographical: H.R.F. KEATING: A LIFE OF CRIME, by Sheila Mitchel, widow of Keating (Level Best Books)
Best Short Story: "Elysian Fields," by Gabriel Valjan (in CALIFORNIA SCHEMIN', edited by Art Taylor; Wildside Press)
Best Historical Mystery: TURN TO STONE, by James W. Ziskin (Seven Street Books)

The winners were announced on August 25 online. (August 26, 2021)



Garry Disher Wins Neddie

The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) has announced the winners for the 2021 Ned Kelly (also known as Neddie) Awards as follows:

Best Crime Fiction: CONSOLATION, by Garry Disher (Text)
Best Debut Crime Fiction: THE SECOND SON, by Loraine Peck (Text)
Best True Crime: STALKING CLAREMONT, by Bret Christian (HarperCollins)
Best International Crime Fiction: WE BEGIN AT THE END, by Chris Whitaker (Allen & Unwin)

The announcement was made on August 25 online. (August 26, 2021)



S.A. Cosby Wins Barry

Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine has announced the winners for the 2021 Barry Awards as follows:

Best Novel: BLACKTOP WASTELAND, by S.A. Cosby (Flatiron Books)
Best First Novel: WINTER COUNTS, by David Heska Wanbli Weiden (Ecco)
Best Paperback Original: TURN TO STONE, by James W. Ziskin (Seven Street)
Best Thriller: EDDIE'S BOY, by Thomas Perry (Mysterious Press)

George Easter, editor of Deadly Pleasures, announced the winners for the 2021 Barry Awards on August 05 shortly after the cancellation of Bouchercon 2021 was announced. If the year of 2021 were an ordinary year without the Covid pandemic, the winners would be announced on August 26, during the opening ceremonies at Bouchercon to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana. (August 06, 2021)



Matt Coyle Wins Shamus

The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) has announced the winners for the 2021 Shamus Award as follows:

Best PI Novel: BLIND VIGIL, by Matt Coyle (Oceanview), featuirng Rick Cahill
Best First PI Novel: THE MISSING AMERICAN, by Kwei Quartey (Soho Crime), introducing Emma Djan
Best Original PI Paperback: BRITTLE KARMA, by Richard Helms (Black Arch Books), featuring Eamon Gold
Best PI Short Story: "Mustang Sally," by John M. Floyd (in Black Cat Mystery Magazine #7, October 2020), featuring Thomas Langford
Eye Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Michael Z. Lewin

The winners were announced quite suddenly on July 26. (July 27, 2021)



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