(Opened on January 08, 1996)

Yes, yes, I am still managing The Gumshoe Site as if it were an international treasure. This is my 20th 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, 2016)

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Joseph Hone Dies

Joseph Hone died on August 15 in Ireland. The ex-BBC broadcaster wrote THE PRIVATE SECTOR (Hamilton, 1971) , a spy thriller introducing MI6 desk man Peter Marlow. Hone authored three more Marlow thrillers: THE SIXTH DIRECTORATE (1975); THE FLOWER OF THE FOREST (1980; US title, THE OXFORD GAMBIT); and THE VALLEY OF THE FOX (1982; all from Secker). He was compared to John le Carre, Len Deighton, ana Eric Ambler in the 70's and 80's. His last novel is GOODBYE AGAIN (Lilliput Press, 2011), a non-series thriller involving the sinister world of Nazi art theft. He was 79. October 01, 2016)

Ingrid Thoft Wins Shamus

The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) has announced the winners for its 2016 Shamus Awards as follows:

The Eye Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: S.J. Rozan
Best Hardcover P.I. Novel: BRUTALITY, by Ingrid Thoft (Putnam), featuring Fina Ludlow
Best First P.I. Novel: THE DO-RIGHT, by Lisa Sandlin (Cinco Puntos Press), introducing Thomas Phelan
Best Original P.I. Paperback: CIRCLING THE RUNWAY, by J.L. Abramo (Down & Out), featuring Jacob Diamond
Best P.I. Short Story: "The Dead Client," by Parnell Hall (in DARK CITY LIGHTS, edited by Lawrence Block; Three rooms Press) featuring Stanley Hastings

The winners were announced during the PWA banquet in New Orleans, Louisiana during Bouchercon 2016 on September 16. (September 17. 2016)

Chris Holm Wins Anthony

Bouchercon 2016 has announced the winners for the 2016 Anthony Awards as follows:

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: David Morrell
David Thompson Special Service Award Recipient: Otto Penzler
Best Novel: THE KILLING KIND, by Chris Holm (Mulholland)
Best First Novel: PAST CRIMES, by Glen Erik Hamilton (Morrow)
Best Paperback Original: THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE, by Lou Berney (Morrow)
Best Critical or Nonfiction Book: FORENSICS, by Val McDermid (Grove)
Best Short Story: "The Little Men," by Megan Abbott ( Road)
Best Anthology or Collection: MURDER UNDER THE OAKS, edited by Art Taylor (Down & Out)
Best Young Adult Novel: NEED, by Joelle Charbonneau (HMH Books)
Best Crime Fiction Audiobook: THE NATURE OF THE BEAST, by Louis Penny, narrated by Robert Bathurst (Macmillan Audio)

The winners were announced on September 16 during Bouchercon in New Orleans, Louisiana. (September 17, 2016)

Lou Berney Wins Macavity

The Mystery Readers International has announced the winners for the 2016 Macavity Awards as follows:

Best Mystery: THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE, by Lou Berney (Morrow)
Best First Mystery: PAST CRIMES, by Glen Erik Hamilton (Morrow)
Best Critical/Biographical: THE GOLDEN AGE OF MURDER, by Martin Edwards (HarperCollins)
Best Short Story: "The Little Men," by Megan Abbott ( Road)
Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award: THE MASQUE OF A MURDERER, by Susanna Calkins (Minotaur)

The winners were announced at opening ceremonies at Bouchercon in New Orleans on September 15. (September 16, 2016)

C.J. Box Wins Barry

Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine has announced the winners for the 2016 Barry Awards as follows:

Best Novel: BADLANDS, by C. J. Box (Minotaur)
Best First Novel: THE UNQUIET DEAD, by Ausma Zehanat Khan (Minotaur)
Best Paperback Original: THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE, by Lou Berney (Morrow)
Best Thriller: THE MASK, by Taylor Stevens (Crown)
2016 Don Sandstrom Award Recipient: David Magayna

The winners were announced on September 15 during Bouchercon hold in New Orleans, Louisiana. (September 16, 2016)

Chris Brookmyre Wins McIlvanney

BLACK WINDOW, by Chris Brookmyre (Little, Brown UK) won the inaugural McIlvanny Prize, announced Bloody Scotland on September 9 at its opening reception at Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival in Stirling, Scotland. (September 10, 2016)

Paul Cleave Wins Ngaio

On August 27 in Christchurch, New Zealand at the WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival, TRUST NO ONE by Paul Cleave (Upstart Press) won the 2016 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel (his third win!) written by New Zealand citizens and residents.

And INSIDE THE BLACK HORSE by Ray Berard (Mary Egan Publishing) won the 2016 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best First Novel. (September 03, 2016)

Neddie, Davitt Awards Winners

The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) has announced the winners for the 2016 Ned Kelly Awards as follows:

Best Fiction: BEFORE IT BREAKS, by Dave Warner (Freemantle Press)
Best First Fiction: RESURRECTION BAY, by Emma Viskic (Echo)
Best True Crime: CERTAIN ADMISSIONS, by Gideon Haigh (Penguin Random)
S.D. Harvey Award for Short Stories: "Flesh," by Roni O'Brien
Lifetime Achievement: Carmel Shute

And Sisters in Crime Australia has announced the winners for the 2016 Davitt Awards as follows:

Best Adult Novel: RESURRECTION BAY, by Emma Viskic (Echo)
Best Young Adult Novel: RISK, by Fleur Ferris (Panguin Random)
Best Children's Novel: FRIDAY BARNES 2: UNDER SUSPICION, by R.A. Spratt (Penguin Random)
Best Non-fiction: WILD MAN, by Alecia Simmonds (Affirm Press)
Best Debut: RESURRECTION BAY, by Emma Viskic (Echo)

(August 31, 2016)

CWA Dagger Shortlists Announced

The Crime Writers' Association of Britain (CWA) announced the its 2016 Dagger Award shortlists on July 28. The shortlistees in the Goldsboro Gold Dagger category is as follows:

DODGERS, by Bill Beverly (No Exit Press)
BLACK WIDOW, by Christopher Brookmyre (Little, Brown)
REAL TIGERS, by Mick Herron (John Murray)
BLOOD SALT WATER, by Denise Mina (Orion)

Peter James will receive the 2016 Diamond Dagger. To see the shortlists in all the categories, click here. The winners of all nine Dagger Awards will be announced on October 11 in London. (July 29, 2016)

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 as follows:

THE STRANGER, by Harlan Coben (Dutton)
SORROW LAKE, by Michael J. McCann (Plaid Raccoon Press)
THE WHITES, by Richard Price, writing as Harry Brandt (Henry Holt)
THE DO-RIGHT, by Lisa Sandlin (Cinco Puntos Press)
THE ORGAN BROKER, by Stu Strumwasser (Arcade)

To see the press release, click here. The winner will be announced during the during the NoirCon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 26-30. (January 30, 2016)

Peter James to Receive CWA Diamond Dagger

The Crime Writers Association of Britain (CWA) has announced that Peter James will receive the 2016 CWA Diamond Dagger at the CWA Dagger Awards ceremony in London. James is the author of the British police procedural series featuring Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. (Janurary 23, 2016)


(Updated on October 01, 2016)

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