AWARD WINNERS 2023-2024

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Alex Segura Wins Strand Criticsfont>

Finally, The Strand Magazine announced the winners for the 2023 Strand Magazine Critics Awards in as follows:

Best Novel: SECRET IDENTITY, by Alex Segura (Flatiron)
Best Dubut: A FLICKER IN THE DARK, by Stacy Willingham (Minotaur)
Best Mystery Audiobook: THE MAID, by Nita Prose. read by Lauren Ambrose (Random House Audio)
TWO Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients: James Lee Burke and Lee Child
Publisher of the Year Recipient: Dan Smetanka, Vice President and Editorial Chief of Counterpoint Press

(January 11, 2024)



Frederick Weisel Wins Nero

On December 02 at the Black Orchid Banquet held in New York City, the Wolfe Pack, the official Nero Wolfe literary society, announced that THE DAY HE LEFT, by Frederick Weisel (Poisoned Pen Press, 2022) won the 2023 Nero Award. The winning novel was the second in the Santa Rosa Violent Crime Investigations Team Mystery.

On the same night, "Alibi in Ice" by Libby Cudmore received the 2023 Black Orchid Nevella Award. The winning novella will be published in the July 2024 issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. (December 04, 2023)



Louise Penny Wins Macavity

The Mystery Readers International announced the winners for the 2023 Macavity Awards as follows:

Best Mystery Novel: A WORLD OF CURIOSITIES, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
Best First Novel: THE MAID, by Nita Prose (Ballantine)
Best Mystery Short Story: "Beauty and the Beyotch," by Barb Goffman (Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, January 2022)
Best Mystery Critical/Biographical: THE LIFE OF CRIME, by Martin Edwards (Collins Crime Club)
Sue Feder Momorial Award for Best Historical Mystery: LAVENDER HOUSE, by Lev AC Rosen (Forge)

The winners were finally announced online on Monday, October 23. The announcement was delayed because of the illness of Janet Rudolph, the director of the Mystery Readers International. (October 23, 2023)



Pascal Engman Wins Petrona

Pascal Engman won the 2023 Petrona Award for FEMICIDE (Legend Press, 2022; translated from the Swedish by Michael Gallagher) as the best Scandinavian crime novel of the year.

"The Petrona Award is open to crime fiction in translation, either written by a Scandinavian author or set in Scandinavia, and published in the UK in the previous calendar year," according to its award organizsers. (October 15, 2023)



Callum McSorley Wins McIlvanney

Bloody Scotland 2023 announced the winners for its McIlvanney Prize and the Bloody Scotland Debut Crime Book Prize of the Year are as follows:

McIlvanney Prize: SQUEAKY CLEAN, by Callum McSorley (Pushkin)
Bloody Scotland Debut Crime Book Prize: THE MAIDEN, by Kate Foster (Mantle)

The winners for the both prizes were announced on Friday September 15 in Stirling, Scotland. (September 16, 2023)




Jane Harper Wins Neddie

The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) announced the winners of the 2023 Ned Kelly Awards (aka. Neddies) online in September 01 to celebrate the best in Australian crime writing as follows:

Best Crime Fiction: EXILES, by Jane Harper (Pan Macmillan Australia)
Best Debut Crime Fiction: WAKE, by Shelly Burr (Hachette Australia)
Best True Crime: BETRAYED, by Sandi Logan (Hachette Australia)
Best International Crime Fiction Published in Australia: THE LEMON MAN, by Keith Bruton (Brash Books)

(September 04, 2023)



Kellye Garrett Wins Anthony

Bouchercon 2023 has announced the winners for the 2023 Anthony awards as follows:

Best Hardcover: LIKE A SISTER, by Kellye Garrett (Mulholland)
Best Paperback: THE QUARRY GIRLS, by Jess Lourey (Thomas & Mercer)
Best First Novel: THE MAID, by Nita Prose (Ballantine)
Best Humorous: SCOT IN A TRAP, by Catriona McPherson (Severn House)
Best Short Story: "Beauty and the Beyotch," by Barb Goffman (Sherlock Holmes Magazine, February 2022)
Best Critical/Non-fiction: THE LIFE OF CRIME, by Martin Edwards (Collins Crime Club)
Best Children's/Young Adult: ENOLA HOLMES AND THE ELEGANT ESCAPADE, by Nancy Springer (Wednesday)
Best Anthology: CRIME HITS HOME, edited by S.J. Rozan (Hanover Square Press)
David Thompson Special Service Award Recipient: Sara Paretsky

The winners were announced on Saturday, September 02 during Bouchercon 2023 held in San Diego, California. (September 03, 2023)



Michael Connelly Wins Barry

Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine has announced the winners for the 2023 Barry Awards as follows:

Best Mystery or Crime Novel: DESERT STAR, by Michael Connelly (Little,Brown)
Best Debut Mystery or Crime Novel: THE MAID, Nita Prose (Ballantine)
Best Thriller: KILLERS OF A CERTAIN AGE, Deanna Raybourn (Berkley)
Don Sandstrom Award for Lifetime Achievement in Mystery Fandom: "Mystery" Mike Bursaw

The winners were voted by Deadly Pleasures readers and announced on Thursday, August 31 during the opening ceremonies of 2023 Bouchercon in San Diego, California. (September 03, 2023)



Jonathan Ames Wins Shamus

The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) announced the winners for the 2023 Shamus Awards as follows:

Best P.I. Hardcover: THE WHEEL OF DOLL, by Jonathan Ames (Mulholland Books), featuring Happy Doll
Best Original P.I. Paperback: DEAD-BANG FALL, by J.R. Sanders (Level Best Books), featuring Nate Ross
Best First P.I. Novel: THE GOLDENACRE, by Philip Miller (Soho Crime), introducing Thomas Tallis & Shona Sandison
Best P.I. Short Story: "Charlie's Medicine," by Libby Cudmore (in Lawyers, Guns, and Money: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Music of Warren Zevon; Down & Out Books), featuring Martin Wade

The winners were announced on Friday, September 01 near the Bouchercon convention hotel in San Diego, California. (September 02, 2023)



Elly Griffiths Wins Fingerprint

Capital Crime Festival has announced the winners for the 2023 Fingerprint Awards as follows:

Crime Book of the Year: BLEEDING HEART YARD, by Elly Griffiths (Quercus)
Thriller Book of the Year: WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME, by Gillian McAllister (Penguin)
Historical Book of the Year: A FATAL CROSSING, by Tom Hindle (Cornerstone)
Genre-Busting Book of the Year: THE SKELETON KEY, by Erin Kelly (Hodder & Stoughton)
Debut Book of the Year: THE MAID, by Nita Prose (HarperCollins)
Audio Book of the Year: ONE LAST SECRET, by Adele Parks; narrated by Kristin Atherton (HQ)
Industry Award of the Year: Richard Osman
Lifetime Achievement Award of the Year: Jane Wood

The winners were announced on Thursday, August 31 during Capital Crime Festival to be held in London (the CAPITAL city of UK). (September 01, 2023)



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