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Reed Farrel Coleman Wins Shamus

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

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)



Ronald Tierney Dies

Ronald Tierney died of cancer on September 02 in California. The former Army sergeant wrote his first mystey novel, THE STONE VEIL (St. Martin's, 1990), which was nominated for the 1991 PWA Shamus Award in the first novel category. The novel introduces then 69-year-old former Army intelligence sergeant turned private eye in Indianapolice, Indiana, named Dietrich "Deets" Shanahan. KILLLING FROST (Severn House, 2015) is the 11th and last in the Shanahan series. His other series features Carly Paladino, a female private investigator formerly working for a large security firm, and Noah Lang, a down-to-earth private eye in San Francisco, and has two full-length novels (DEATH IN PACIFIC HEIGHTS; Severn House, 2008) and two novellas ("Death in the Haight;" Dutton e-books, 2012). His third series features Peter Strand, a Chinese-American private eye in San Francisco, and has two novellas ("The Black Tortoise;" Orca/Raven Books, 2017). He was 72. (September 09, 2017)



Denise Mina Wins McIlvanney

On September 08 at the Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival at Stirling Castle, Bloody Scotland has announced that the winner of the 2017 Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize is THE LONG DROP, by Denise Mina (Random House)

The McIlvanney Prize is named after poet and novelist William McIlvanney (1936-2015), who wrote the three novels featuring philosophical Inspector Jack Laidlaw of Glasgow C.I.D. (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 Festivbal in Melbourne. (September 03, 2017)



Frederick Ramsay Dies

Frederick Ramsay died of kidney cancer on August 23 in Arizona. The retired Espiscopal priest published his first novel, ARTSCAPE, in 2004 from Poisoned Pen Press. It introduced Ike Schwartz, a sheriff in Picketsvill, Virginia, and this series ended with COPPER KETTLE (2017), a prequel. He had other series: The Gamaliel series (THE EIGHTH VEIL; 2012) featuring a chief rabbi in the late 20s in Ancient Jerusalem; and The Botswana series starting with PREDATORS (2009; all from Poisoned Pen Press). He almost finished his last and 20th novel, THE ONION, to be completed and published posthumously. His Ike Schwarts short story, "Two Bits, four Bits, Six Bits...," is included in an anthology, BOUND BY MYSTERY (edited by Diane D. DiBiase; Poisoned Pen Press, 2017). He was 81. (August 26, 2017)



2017 CWA Dagger Award Shortlists Announced

On July 26 in London, The Crime Writers Association of Britain (CWA) announced the shortlists for the 2017 CWA Dagger Awards. The longlist in the Gold Dagger category is as follows:

The Beautiful Dead, by Belinda Bauer (Bantam Press)
Dead Man's Blues, by Ray Celestin (Mantle)
The Dry, by Jane Harper (Little Brown)
Spook Street, by Mick Herron (John Murray Publishers)
The Girl in Green, by Derek B Miller (Faber & Faber)
The Rising Man, by Abir Muckerjee (Harvil Secker)

Diamond Dagger Recipient:
Ann Cleeves

To see the shortlists for the 2017 CWA Dagger Awards in all the categories, click here. The winners will be announced at the CWA Dagger Awards Dinner on October 26 in London. (July 27, 2017; revised September 23)



2017 Macavity Award Nominees Announced

The Mystery Readers International has announced the nominees for the 2017 Macavity Awards. The nominees in the best novel category are as follows:

YOU WILL KNOW ME, by Megan Abbott (Little, Brown)
DARK FISSURES, by Matt Coyle (Oceanview)
BEFORE THE FALL, by Noah Hawley (UK, Hodder & Stoughton; US, Grand Central)
REAL TIGERS, by Mick Herron (UK, John Murray; US, Soho)
WILDE LAKE, by Laura Lippman (Morrow)
A GREAT RECKONING, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)

The winners will be announced on October 12 at opening ceremonies during Bouchercon 2017 to be held in Toronto, Canada. (July 03, 2017)



2017 Anthony Award Nominees Announced

Bouchercon 2017 has announced the nominees for the 2017 Anthony Awards. The nominees in the best novel category are as follows:

YOU WILL KNOW ME, by Megan Abbott (Little, Brown)
WHERE IT HURTS, by Reed Farrel Coleman (Putnam)
RED RIGHT HAND, by Chris Holm (Mulholland)
WILDE LAKE, by Laura Lippman (Morrow)
A GREAT RECKONING, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)

David Thompson Special Service Award Recipient:
George Easter, founder, editor and publisher of Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine

To see the nominees in all the categories, click here. The winners will be announced at the Sunday Brunch on October 15 during Bouchercon 2017 to be held in Toronto, Canada. (May 18, 2017; revised, September 23)



2017 Barry Award Nominees Announced


Deadly Pleasures has announced the nominees for the 2017 Barry Awards. The nominees in the best novel category are as follows:

Best Novel:
WHERE IT HURTS, by Reed Farrel Coleman (Putnam)
THE WRONG SIDE OF GOODBYE, by Michael Connelly (Little,Brown)
THE SECOND LIFE OF NICK MASON, by Steve Hamilton (Putnam)
WILDE LAKE, by Laura Lippman (Morrow)
A GREAT RECKONING, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
THE SECOND GIRL, by David Swinson (Mulholland)

To see the nominees in all the categories, click here. The winners will be announced on October 12 during Bouchercon 2017 to be held in Toronto, Canada. (February 25, 2017)



2017 Hammett Prize Nominees Announced

The North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers (IACW/NA) has announced the nominees for their annual HAMMETT PRIZE for a work of literary excellence in the field of crime writing by a US or Canadian author. The nominees are as follows:

THE SECOND LIFE OF NICK MASON, by Steve Hamilton (Putnam)
THE DRIFTER, by Nicholas Petrie (Putnam)
THE WHITE DEVIL, by Domenic Stansberry (Molotov Editions)
REVOLVER, by Duane Swierczynski (Mulholland Books)
THE BIG NOTHING, by Bob Truluck (Murmur House)

To see the press release, click here. The Hammett Prize winner will be announced during the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association's (NAIBA) Fall Conference, in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, October 6-8. (February 08, 2017)



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