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(Opened on January 08, 1996)

Oh, yes, I am as surprised as you are that I am still managing The Gumshoe Site as if it were an international treasure. When I was thinking about folding this site, somebody out of the blue told me flatteringly that it is really an international treasure. This is my 19th year, can you believe it? As I write on every New Year's Day, I hope you enjoy this site and come back once in a while. Thank you very much for your visit. Take care of your own lives. (January 01, 2015)

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Liane Moriarty Wins Davitt

Sisters in Crime Australia has announced the winners for the 2015 Ellen Davitt Awards as follows:

Best Adult Novel: BIG LITTLE LIES, by Liane Moriarty (Pan Macmillan)
Best Yound Adult Novel: EVERY WORD, by Ellie Marney (Allen & Unwin)
Best Children's Novel: WITHERING-BY-SEA, by Judith Rossell (HarperCollins)
Best Non-Fiction: LAST WOMAN HANGED, by Caroline Overington (HarperCollins)
Best Debut Novel: INTRUDER, by Christine Bongers (Woolshed Press)
Best Reader's Choice: TELL ME WHY, by Sandi Wallace (Clan Destine Press)

The winners were announced on August 29 in Melbourne, Australia. (September 02, 2015)



Candice Fox Wins Neddie

The Australian Crime Writers Assoication (ACWA) has announced the winners for the 2015 Ned Kelly Awards as follows:

Lifetime Achievement Award: Peter Lawrence
Best Crime Fiction: EDEN, by Candice Fox (Random House)
Best First Crime Fiction: QUOTA, by Jock Serong (Text Publishing)
Best True Crime: THIS HOUSE OF GRIEF, by Helen Garner (Text Publishing)
S.D. Harvey Short Story: "Short Term People," by Andrea Gillum

The winner were announced on August 22 in Melbourne, Australia. (August 25, 2015)



T. Jefferson Parker Mystery Award Nominees Announced

The Southern California Independent Booksellers Association (SCIBA) has announced the nominees for the 2015 SCIBA awards. The nominees in the mystery category (also called the T. Jefferson Parker Mystery Award) are as follows:

MARRY, KISS, KILL, by Anne Flett-Giordano (Prospect Park Books)
THE REPLACEMENTS, by David Putnam (Oceanview Publishing)
THE CARTEL, by Don Winslow (Knopf)

The winners in all the categories will be announced on October 24 in California. (July 12, 2015)



CWA Dagger Award Shortlists (Part 2) Announced

The Crime Writers' Association of Britain (CWA) announced the shortlists for three other categories (Gold, Creasey New Blood, Fleming Steel) of the 2015 CWA Dagger Award as follows:

GOLD DAGGER SHORTLIST:
The Shut Eye, by Belinda Bauer (Transworld/Bantam Press)
The Rules of Wolfe, by James Carlos Blake (Oldcastle/No Exit Press)
The Silkworm, by Robert Galbraith (Little, Brown/Sphere)
Missing, by Sam Hawken (Profile Books/Serpent's Tail)
Mr Mercedes, by Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton)
Pleasantville, by Attica Locke (Profile Books/Serpent's Tail)
Life or Death, by Michael Robotham (Little, Brown/Sphere)

JOHN CREASEY (NEW BLOOD) DAGGER SHORTLIST:
The Abrupt Physics of Dying, by Paul E Hardisty (Orenda Books)
Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng (Little, Brown)
Fourth of July Creek, by Smith Henderson (Random House/William Heinemann)
The Girl in the Red Coat, by Kate Hamer (Faber and Faber)
You, by Caroline Kepnes (Simon & Schuster)

IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER SHORTLIST:
Missing, by Sam Hawken (Profile Books/Serpent's Tail)
The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins (Transworld/Doubleday)
Nobody Walks, by Mick Herron (Soho Crime)
The White Van, by Patrick Hoffman (Atlantic Books/Grove Press)
The Night The Rich Men Burned, by Malcolm Mackay (Pan Macmillan/Mantle)
Cop Town, by Karin Slaughter (Random House/Century)
The Kind Worth Killing, by Peter Swanson (Faber and Faber)

The winners of the three categories will be announced in September 29 at a special Award ceremony in London. (July 01, 2015)



Macavity Award Nominees Announced

The Mystery Readers International has announced the nominees for its 2015 Macavity Awards. The nominees in the best mystery novel category are as follows:

THE LEWIS MAN, by Peter May (Quercus)
THE LAST DEATH OF JACK HARBIN, by Terry Shames (Seventh Street)
THE KILLER NEXT DOOR, by Alex Marwood (Penguin)
THE DAY SHE DIED, by Catriona McPherson (Midnight Ink)
THE MISSING PLACE, by Sophie Littlefield (Gallery)
THE LONG WAY HOME, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)

To see the nominees in all the categories, click here. The winners will be announced on October 8 during Bouchercon 2015 to be held in Raleigh, North Carolina. (June 19, 2015



Nero Wolfe Award Nominees Announced

The Wolfe Pack, the Nero Wolfe Fan Club, has announced the nominees for the 2015 Nero Wolfe Award as follows:

HARBIE'S GAME, by Timothy Hallinan (Soho Press)
THE DETECTIVE & THE PIPE GIRL, by Michael Craven (HarperCollins)
FIRST LIGHT, by Al Lamanda (Five Star)
THE DETECTIVE, by James Patrick Hunt (Cengage Gale)
PETER PAN MUST DIE, by John Verdon (Crown)

The winner will be announced on December 05 at the Black Orchid Banquet to be held in New York City. (June 11, 2015)



Shamus Award Nominees Announced

The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) has announced the nominees for its 2015 Shamus Awards. The nominees in the best hardcover category are as follows:

THE HOLLOW GIRL, by Reed Farrel Coleman (Tyrus), featuring Moe Prager
THE SILKWORM, by Robert Galbraith (aka. J.K. Rowling) (Mulholland), featuring Cormoran Strike
TOKYO KILL, by Barry Lancet (Simon & Schuster), featuring Jim Brody
HOUNDED, by David Rosenfelt (Minotaur), featuring Andy Carpenter
PETER PAN MUST DIE, by John Verdon (Crown), featuring Dave Gurney

To see the nominees in all the categories, click here. The winners will be announced on October 9 at the PWA Banquet during Bouchercon 2015 to be held in Raleigh, North Carolina. (June 06, 2015)



Anthony Award Nominees Announced

Bouchercon 2015 announced the nominees for the 2015 Anthony Awards. The nominees in the best novel category are as follows:

LAMENTATION, by Joe Clifford (Oceanview)
THE SECRET PLACE, by Tana French (Viking)
AFTER I'M GONE, by Laura Lippman (Morrow)
THE LONG WAY HOME, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
TRUTH BE TOLD, by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge)

Margaret Maron will receive the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.

To see the nominees in all the categories, click here. The winners will be annnounced on October 10 during Bouchecon 2015 to be held in Raleigh, North Carolilna. (May 06, 2015)



Barry Award Nominees Announced

Deadly Pleasures announced the nominees for the 2015 Barry Awards. The nominees in the best novel category are as follows:

Best Novel:
THE MARCO EFFECT, by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Dutton)
THE REST IS SILENCE, by James R. Benn (Soho Crime)
HOLLOW GIRL, by Reed Farrel Coleman (Tyrus Books)
PROVIDENCE RAG, by Bruce DeSilva (Forge)
NATCHEZ BURNING, by Greg Iles (Morrow)
STRANGE SHORES, by Arnaldur Indridason (Minotaur)

To see the nominees in all the categories, click here. The Barry Award winners will be announced during Bouchercon 2015 to be held this October 8 thru 11 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (March 13, 2015)



Hammett Prize Nominees Announced

The North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers announced the nominees for the 2015 Hammett Prize as follows:

WAYFARING STRANGER, by James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster)
SMOKE RIVER, by Krista Foss (McClelland & Stewart)
GANGSTERLAND, by Tod Goldberg (Counterpoint)
MR. MERCEDES, by Stephen King (Scribner)
GOODHOUSE, by Peyton Marshall (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

The Hammett Prize winner will be announced during the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association's (NAIBA) Fall Conference, in Somerset, New Jersey, October 2-4. To see the press release, click here. (February 01, 2015)



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