AWARD WINNERS 09/2022-2023

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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.A. Cosby, C.J. Tudor, Abigail Dean Win Fingerprints

Capital Crime, a new mystery convention held at Battersea Park in London, has announced the winners for the 2022 Inaugural Fingerprint Awards as follows:

The following six awards were voted for online by crime and thriller fans:
Crime Book of the Year 2021: THE SANATORIUM, by Sarah Pearse (Transworld)
Thriller Book of the Year 2021: BLACK WASTELAND, by S.A. Cosby (Headline)
Historical Crime Book of the Year 2021: SHAPE OF DARKNESS, by Laura Purcell (Bloomsbury)
Debut Book of the Year 2021: GIRL A, by Abigail Dean (HarperCollins)
Genre-Busting Book of the Year 2021: THE BURNING GIRL, by C.J. Tudor (Penguin)
Audiobook of the Year 2021: The Girl Who Died THE GIRL WHO DIED, by Ragnar Jonasson & its narrator Amanda Redman (Penguin)

The following two awards were chosen solely by the Capital Crime Advisory Board:
Industry Award the year 2021: HarperCollins for GIRL A (by Abigail Dean)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Thalia Proctor (posthumous)

This year's Captal Crime Festival began in London on September 29 and ended on October 01. (October 04, 2022)




S.A. Cosby Wins Strand Critics

The Strand Magazine has announced the winners for the 2022 Strand Critics Awards as follows:

Best Mystery Novel: RAZORBLADE TEARS, by S.A. Cosby (Flatiron Books)
Best Mystery Debut: BULLET TRAIN, by Kotaro Isaka (Harry Abrams), trans. by Sam Malissa
[the basis for the 2022 movie of the same name, starring Brad Pitt]

TWO Lifetime Achievement Award Recipienets:
Sandra Brown and
Nelson DeMille

Publisher of the Year Award Recipient:
Morgan Entrekin, president and publisher of Grove/Atlantic Inc. in New York City.

The award winners were announced on September 19. (September 20, 2022)



David Goodis Award Recipients Announced

The biannual NoirCon award ceremonies will take place virtually after the four-year absence due to the pandemic. The NoirCon Award recipients of 2018 and 2022 are as follows:

2018 David Goodis Award Recipient: Walter Mosley
2018 Anne Friedberg Award Recipent: Dana Polan (for contributions to noir and its preservation)
2018 Deen Kogan Award for Excellence Recipient: Geoffrey O'Brien and Max Rudin

2022 David Goodis Award Recipient: Megan Abbott
2022 Anne Friedberg Award Recipent: Sarah Weinman (for contributions to noir and its preservation)
2022 Deen Kogan Award for Excellence Recipient: Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini

The Virtual NoirCon 2022 will be a 3-day symposium to be held from Friday October 21 thru Sunday October 23. (September 19, 2022)



Ngaio Marsh Award Winners Announced

The WORD Chistchurch Writers & Readers Festival in Christchurch, New Zealand has announced the winners of the 2022 Ngaio Marsh Awards for excelence in New Zealand crime, mystery and thriller writing as follows:

Best Novel: BEFORE YOU KNEW MY NAME, by Jacqueline Bublitz (Allen & Unwin; Sphere, UK)
Best First Novel: BEFORE YOU KNEW MY NAME, by Jacqueline Bublitz (Allen & Unwin; Sphere, UK)

No, it is NOT my typing error or anybody's error. Ms. Jacqueline Bublitz has won the two Ngaio Awards for best novel and for best first novel selected by two separate judge groups. Probably it is the first time an winner receives both Ngaio awards.

The winning (first) novel was shortlisted for the 2022 CWA Gold Dagger in UK. The American edition will be published later this year from Emily Bestler Books/Atria. (September 17, 2022)



Alan Parks Wins McIlvanney

The Bloody Scotland has announced the winners for the 2022 McIlvanney Prize and the 2022 Bloody Scotland Debut Prize as follows:

McIlvanney Prize (for excellence in Scottish crime writing):
MAY GOD FORGIVE, by Alan Parks (Canongate)

The Bloody Scotland Debut Prize (for first crime fiction):
WELCOME TO COOPER, by Tariq Ashkanani (Thomas & Mercer).

The winners were announced on September 15 at The Albert Halls in Stirling, Scotland. (September 17, 2022)



S.A. Cosby Wins Two Anthony Awards

Bouchercon 2022 has announced the winners for the 2022 Anthony awards as follows:

Best Novel: RAZORBLADE TEARS, by S.A. Cosby (Flatiron)
Best First Novel: ARSENIC AND ADOBO, by Mia P. Manansala (Berkley)
Best Paperback: BLOODLINE, by Jess Lourey (Thomas & Mercer)
Best Short Story: "Not My Cross to Bear," by S.A. Cosby (in TROUBLE NO MORE, edited by Mark Westmoreland; Down & Out)
Best Anthology: THIS TIME FOR SURE, editd by Hank Philippi Ryan (Down & Out)
Best Critical/Non-Fiction: HOW TO WRITE A MYSTERY, edited by Lee Child & Laurie R. King (Simon & Schuster)
Best Children's/YA: I PLAY ONE ON TV: Alan Orloff (Down & Out)
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Ellen Hart
Int't Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Alexander McCall Smith

The winners were announced on Saturday, September 10 during Bouchercon 2022 held in Minneapolis, MInnesota. (September 11, 2022)



S.A. Cosby Wins Barry

Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine announced the winners for the 2022 Barry Awards in four categories as follows:

Best Mystery/Crime Novel: RAZORBLADE TEARS, by S.A. Cosby (Flatiron)
Best First Mystery Crime Novel: SLEEPING BEAR, by Connor Sullivan (Atria)
Best Paperback Original: THE GOOD TURN, by Dervla McTiernan (Blackstone)
Best thriller: FIVE DECEMBERS, by James Kestrel (Hard Case Crime)

The winners were voted by Deadly Pleasures readers and announced on September 08 during the opening ceremonies of 2022 Bouchercon held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (September 10, 2022)



S.A. Cosby Wins Macavity

The Mystery Readers International (MRI) has announced the winners for the 2022 Macavity Awards as follows:

Best Mystery Novel: RAZORBLADE TEARS, by S. A. Cosby (Flatiron Books)
Best First Mystery Novel: ARSENIC AND ADOBO, by Mia P. Manansala (Berkley)
Best Mystery Short Story: "Sweeps Weeks," by Richard Helms (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July/August 2021)
Best Nonfiction/Critical: HOW TO WRITE A MYSTERY, edited by Lee Child and Laurie R. King (Scribner)
Best Historical Mystery: CLARK AND DIVISION, by Naomi Hirahara (Soso Crime)

The winners were announced at opening ceremonies on Thursday, September 08 at Bouchercon held in Minneapolis, MInnesota. (September 09, 2022)



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