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Donna Morrissey Wins Arthur

The Crime Writers of Canada has announced the winners for the 2017 Arthur Ellis Awards as follows:

Best Novel: THE FORTUNATE BROTHER, by Donna Morrissey (Viking Canada)
Best First Novel: STRANGE THINGS DONE, by Elle Wild (Dundurn Press)
Best Novella: RUNDOWN, by Rick Blechta (Orca Book Publishers)
Best Short Story: "A Death at the Parsonage," by Susan Daly (THE WHOLE SHE-BANG 3; Toronto Sisters in Crime)
Best Book in French: RED LIGHT: ADIEU, MONGNONNE, by Marie-Eve Bourassa (Groupe Ville-Marie Litterature, vlb editions)
Best Juvenile/YA Book: MASTERMINDS: CRIMINAL DESTINY, by Gordon Korman (HarperCollins)
Best Nonfiction Book: A DAUGHTER'S DEADLY DECEPTION: THE JENNIFER PAN STORY, by Jeremy Grimaldi (Dundurn Press)
Best Unpublished First Crime Novel (Unhanged Arthur): THE GOLKONDA PROJECT, by S.J. Jennings
Derrick Murdoch Award Recipient: Christina Jennings, founder, Chairman and CEO of Shaftesbury Films

The winners were announced on May 25 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (May 26, 2017)



2017 CWA Dagger Award Longlists Announced

On March 19 at Crimefest Bristol, The Crime Writers Association of Britain (CWA) announced the longlists 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 Girl Before, by J P Delaney (Quercus)
Desperation Road, by Michael Farris Smith (No Exit Press)
Little Deaths, by Emma Flint (Picador)
The Dry, by Jane Harper (Little Brown)
Spook Street, by Mick Herron (John Murray Publishers)
Sirens, by Joseph Knox (Doubleday)
Ashes of Berlin, by Luke McCallin (No Exit Press)
The Girl in Green, by Derek B Miller (Faber & Faber)
The Rising Man, by Abir Muckerjee (Harvil Secker)
Darktown, by Thomas Mullen (Little Brown)

To see the longlists for the 2017 CWA Dagger Awards in all the categories, click here. The shortlists will be announced shortly. (May 20, 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)

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)



2017 Dagger in the Library Shortlist Announced

The Crime Writers' Association of Britain (CWA) announced the shortlist of the 2017 Dagger in the Library on May 05 as follows:

Kate Ellis
Tana French
Mari Hannah
James Oswald
C J Sansom
Andrew Taylor

The Dagger in the Library is awarded for an author's entire body of work. The winner will be announced at a short reception at the British Library in London on June 17. (May 05, 2017)



Paul D. Marks Wins EQMM Readers

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine has announced the 2017 EQMM Readers Award winners as follows:

First Place: "Ghosts of Bunker Hill," by Paul D. Marks (December 2016)
Second Place: "Puncher's Chance," by Doug Allyn (June 2016)
Third Place: "The Dropout," by Doug Allyn (March/April 2016)

The awards were presented to the winners on April 27 at the Dell pre-Edgars party in New York City. (May 01, 2017)



William Hjortsberg Dies

William Hjortsberg died of pancreatic cancer on April 22 at his home in Livingston, Montana. He was most famous as the author of FALLING ANGEL (Harcourt, 1978), an Edgar nominee in the first novel category, which turned into the 1987 film, "Angel Heart," starring Mickey Rourke (as Harry Angel, P.I. looking for sweet-voiced crooner Johnny Favorite) and Robert De Niro. HIs other mystery novels were NEVERMORE (Atlantic, 1994) and Manana (Open Road, 2015). Before he died, he had written a sequal to FALLING ANGEL, but not found a publishing house yet. He was 76. (April 26; revised May 01)



Louis Penny Wins Agatha

Malice Domestic has announced the winners for the 2017 Agatha Awards as follows:

Best Contemporary Novel: A GREAT RECKONING, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
Best Historical Novel: THE REEK OF RED HERRINGS, by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur)
Best First Novel: THE SEMESTER OF OUR DISCONTENT, by Cynthia Kuhn (Henery Press)
Best Nonfiction: MASTERING SUSPENSE, STRUCTURE, AND PLOT, by Jane K. Cleland (Writer's Digest)
Best Short Story: "Parallel Play, " by Art Taylor (in CHESAPEAKE CRIMES: STORM WARNING; (Wildside)
Best Children/Young Adult: THE SECRET OF THE PUZZLE BOX, by Penny Warner (Darby Creek)
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Charlaine Harris
Poirot Award Recipient: Martin Edwards

The winners were announced on April 29 in Bethesda, Maryland. (April 30, 2017)



Strand Critics Award Nominees Announced

Strand Magazine has announced the nominees for the 2017 Strand Critics Awards as follows:

Best Novel:
YOUR WILL KNOW ME, by Megan Abbott (Little, Brown)
THE WRONG SIDE OF GOODBYE, by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
THE TRESPASSER, by Tana French (Viking)
WHAT REMAINS OF ME, by Alison Gaylin (Morrow)
OUT OF BOUNDS, by Val McDermid (Atlantic Monthly)
THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10, by Ruth Ware (Gallery)

Best Debut Novel:
THE WIDOW, by Fiona Barton (NAL)
IQ, by Joe Ide (Mulholland)
THE MADWOMAN UPSTAIRS, by Catherine Lowell (Touchstone)
A DEADLY AFFECTION, by Cuyler Overholt (Sourcebooks Landmark)
THE HOMEPLACE, by Kevin Wolf (Minotaur)
THE LOST GIRLS, by Heather Young (Morrow)

And Clive Cussler will receive the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. The winners will be announced on July 12 in New York City. (April 29, 2017)



Noah Hawley Wins Edgar

The Mystery Writers of America (MWA) announced the winners of the 2017 Edgar Awards as follows:

Best Novel: BEFORE THE FALL, by Noah Hawley (Grand Central)
Best First Novel: UNDER THE HARROW, by Flynn Berry (Penguin Books)
Best Paperback Original: RAIN DOGS, by Adrian McKinty (Seventh Street Books)
Best Short Story: "Autumn at the Automat," by Lawrence Block (from IN SUNLIGHT OR IN SHADOW, Pegasus)
Best Fact Crime: THE WICKED BOY: THE MYSTERY OF A VICTORIAN CHILD MURDERER, by Kate Summerscale (Penguin Press)
Best Critical/Biographical: SHIRLEY JACKSON: A RATHER HAUNTED LIFE, by Ruth Franklin (Norton/Liveright)
Best Juvenile: OCDANIEL, by Wesley King (Simon & Schuster/Paul Wiseman)
Best Young Adult: GIRL IN THE BLUE COAT, by Monica Hesse (Little, Brown)
Best TV Episode Teleplay: "A Blade of Grass," by John Logan (from "Penny Dreadful": Showtime)
Robert L. Fish Memorial Award: "The Truth of the Moment," by E. Gabriel Flores (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Decembrer 2016)
Grand Master Award: Max Allan Collins and Ellen Hart
Raven Awards: Dru Ann Love
Ellery Queen Award: Neil Nyren
Mary Higgins Clark Award: THE SHATTERED TREE, by Charles Todd (Morrow)

The winners were announced on April 27 in New York. (April 28, 2017)



Nicholas Rhea Dies

Nicholas Rhea (real name: Peter N. Walker) died of cancer on April 21 at his home in Ampleforth, North Yorkshire, UK. He was most renowned as the author of Constable Nick short story collections, starting with CONSTABLE ON THE HILL (Robert Hale, 1979) and ending with CONSTABLE ON TRIAL (2015), with Nick being a local bobby in a small Yorkshire village in the 1960s. The Constable series of books were turned into the long-running TV series "Heartbeat" from 1992 through 2010. Walker/Rhea was a prolific writer penned more than 130 books including the Detective Sergeant James Aloysius Carnaby-King series starting CARNABY AND THE HIJACKERS (Robert Hale, 1967), the Jock Patterson series (PANDA ONE INVESTIGATES, 1973), the Superintendent Mark Pemberton series (FALSE ALIBI, 1991), the Inspector Montagu Pluke series (OMENS OF DEATH, 1997), the Ross MacAllister series (A CALL TO DANGER, 1968; as by Christopher Coram). He was 80. (April 27, 2017)



Bill Beverly Wins LAT Book Prize

Los Angeles Times has announced the winners for the 2017 LA Times Book Prizes. The winner in the mystery/thriller category is DODGERS, by Bill Beverly (Crown)

The winners were announced on April 21 at the Bovard Auditorium of the University of Southern California. (April 22, 2017)



2017 Thriller Award Nominees Announced

The International Thriller Writers(ITW) has announced the nominees for the 2017 Thriller Awards. The nominees in the best hardcover novel category are as follows:

YOU WILL KNOW ME, by Megan Abbott (Little, Brown)
WHERE IT HURTS, by Reed Farrel Coleman (Putnam)
BEFORE THE FALL, by Noah Hawley (Grand Central)
ARROWOOD, by Laura McHugh (Spiegel & Grau)
UNDERGROUND AIRLINES, by Ben H. Winters (Mulholland)

The ITW previously announced the recipients of these following awards:
2017 ThrillerMaster Recipient: Lee Child:
2017 Silver Bullet Recipient: Lisa Gardner:

To see the nominees in all the categories, click here. The winners will be announced at on July 15, 2017, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City during ThrillerFest XII. (April 06. 2017)




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)



Ann Cleeves To Receive Diamond Dagger

The Crime Writers' Association of Britain (CWA) has announced that Ann Cleeves is to receive the 2017 CWA Diamond Dagger for sustained excellence in her crime writing career and for her significant contribution to the genre. She will receive the Diamond Dagger in London on October 26. (January 24, 2017)



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