Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Awards and Nominations

A rather belated round up of recent awards and nominations!

Awards –

The winners of the Left Coast Crime Awards were given out on Saturday 23 March 2013. Winning title in bold.

The Lefty for best humorous mystery novel since 1996:
Cruising in Your Eighties Is Murder by Mike Befeler (Five Star)
Swift Run by Laura DiSilverio(Minotaur)
December Dread by Jess Lourey (Midnight Ink)
Trail of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz (Simon & Schuster)
The Girl Next Door by Brad Parks (Minotaur)

Fit To Be Dead  by Nancy Glass West (Southwest Publications)

The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award for mystery novels covering events before 1960.   
The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen (Berkley Prime Crime)
 A City of Broken Glass by Rebecca Cantrell (Forge)
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane (William Morrow)

Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur)
Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear (HarperCollins)

The Rocky for best mystery novel set in the Left Coast Crime Geographical Region:
Buffalo Bill’s Dead Now by Margaret Coel (Berkley Prime Crime)
Hush Money by Chuck Greaves (Minotaur)
Wicked Eddies by Beth Groundwater (Midnight Ink)
Sonora Crossing by Darrell James Midnight Ink)
As the Crow Flies by Craig Johnson (Viking)

The Watson for mystery novel with best sidekick:
In a Witch’s Wardrobe by Juliet Blackwell (Obsidian)
Taken by Robert Crais (Putnam)
Fun House  by Chris Grabenstein, (Pegasus)
When the Past Haunts You by L.C. Hayden, (CreateSpace)
Brouja Brouhaha by Rochelle Staab (Berkley Prime Crime) 

The 2013 Dilys Award was won by Peter Robinson for his novel Before the Poison The Dilys Award has been given annually since 1993 by the IMBA (Independent Mystery Booksellers Association) to the mystery title of the year which the member booksellers have most enjoyed selling. The Dilys Award is named in honour of Dilys Winn, the founder of the first specialty bookseller of mystery books in the United States
Detective fiction writer Petros Markaris was honoured with the Quais du Polar Festival 2013 Award.  It was announced on March 29 by the President of the Jury for the Crime Novel (European Crime Fiction Jury), Jean-Louis Debre during a formal ceremony held in the city of Lyon. Also honoured was P D James who was give the Medal of Honour of the city by the Mayor of Lyon.  The ceremony was also attended by Henning Mankell, Harlan Coben, Qiu Xialong and a number of other famous crime writers.


The nominees for 2013 ITW (International Thriller Writers) Awards have been announced.

The Trinity Game by Sean Chercover (Thomas & Mercer)
Spilled Blood by Brian Freeman (SilverOak)
Catch Me by Lisa Gardner (Dutton Books)
The Survivor by Gregg Hurwitz (St. Martin’s Press)
Defending Jacob by William Landay (Delacorte Press)

Don’t Ever Get Old by Daniel Friedman (Minotaur Books)
The Professionals by Owen Laukkanen (Putnam Adult)
The Expats by Chris Pavone (Crown)
The 500 by Matthew Quirk (Reagan Arthur Books)
                                 Black Fridays by Michael Sears (Putnam Adult)

The Devil to Pay” by David Edgerley Gates – (Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine)
The Street Ends at the Cemetery” by Clark Howard – (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine)
The Consumers” by Dennis Lehane – (Mulholland Books)
The History Lesson” by Gordon McEachern – (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine)
Lost Things” by John Rector – (Thomas & Mercer)

Pines by Blake Crouch (Thomas & Mercer)
Lake Country by Sean Doolittle (Bantam)
And She Was by Alison Gaylin (Harper)
The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood (Penguin Books)
Night Blind by Michael W. Sherer (Thomas & Mercer)

Don’t Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon (HarperCollins)
If We Survive by Andrew Klavan (Thomas Nelson)
False Memory by Dan Krokos (Hyperion Books CH)
Crusher by Niall Leonard (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)
Dark Eyes by William Richter (Razorbill)

Pandora’s Temple by Jon Land (Open Road E-riginal)
Blind Faith by CJ Lyons (CJ Lyons)
Huntress Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff (Alexandra Sokoloff)
Dead End Deal by Allen Wyler (Astor + Blue Editions)
Dead Wrong by Allen Wyler (Astor + Blue Editions)

The 2013 Thriller Award Winners will be announced at ThrillerFest VIII, July 13, 2013, at the Grand Hyatt (New York City). Congrats to all.

The Bloody Words Bony Blithe Award nominations have been announced and the winner will be announced on Wednesday 29 May 2013 in Toronto.

Threaded for Trouble by Janet Bolin (Berkley Prime Crime)
Food for the Gods by Karen Dudley(Ravenstone)
A Small Hill to Die On by Elizabeth J. Duncan (Minotaur)
A Private Man by Chris Laing (Seraphim)
Blood Bath & Beyond by Michelle Rowen (NAL Obsidian)
The Mastersinger from Minsk by Morley Torgov (Dundurn)

The 2013 Barry Awards have been announced.  The winners will be announced September 19, 2013 at the Opening Ceremonies of Bouchercon 2013 in Albany, New York  -

Best Novel
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Crown)
The Black House by Peter May (Silver Oak)
Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay (NAL)
Defending Jacob by William Landay (Delacorte)
Live by Night, Dennis Lehane (Morrow)
Dead Scared by S.J. Bolton (Minotaur)

Best First Novel
The Yard by Alex Grecian (Putnam)
A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller (Minotaur)
Sacrifice Fly by Tim O’Mara (Minotaur)
The Dark Winter by David Mark (Blue Ridge Press)
Black Fridays by Michael Sears (Putnam)
The Professionals by Owen Laukkanen (Putnam)

Best Paperback Original
Pago Pago Tango by John Enright (Thomas & Mercer)
Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia McNeal (Bantam)
Blessed are the Dead by Malla Nunn (Washington Square)
The Other Woman’s House by Sophie Hannah (Penguin)
Bloodland by Alan Glynn (Picador)
Beneath the Abbey Wall by A.D. Scott (Atria)

Best Thriller
The Last Refuge by Ben Coes (St. Martin’s)
The Right Hand  by Derek Haas (Mulholland)
The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva (Harper)
A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming (St. Martin’s)
House Blood by Mike Lawson (Atlantic Monthly)
Red Star Burning by Brian Freemantle (Minotaur)

The Strand Magazine Critics Awards nominations have been announced.  The winners will be announced on 9 July 2013.

Best Novel:
The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye (Putnam)
Broken Harbour by Tana French (Viking)
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Crown)
Defending Jacob by William Landay (Delacorte)
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane (Morrow)

Best Debut Novel:
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash (Morrow)
The Yard by Alex Grecian (Putnam)
The Expats by Chris Pavone (Crown)
Disappeared by Anthony Quinn (Mysterious Press/Open Road)
The 500 by Matthew Quirk (Hachette)

Faye Kellerman will be presented with The Strand’s Lifetime Achievement award “for excellence in crime writing.”

The 2013 Spinetingler Awards have been announced.

The nominations are as follows:-

Best Novel: New Voices
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
Cold Quiet Ground by Clayton Lindemuth
The Devoted by Eric Shapiro
Flashover by Gordon Highland
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Ghosting by Kirby Gann
Last Call for the Living by Peter Farris
The Ninth Step by Grant Jerkins
Nearly Nowhere by Summer Brenner
The Professionals by Owen Laukkanen

Best Novel: Rising Star/Legend
Capture by Roger Smith
The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty
Dare Me by Megan Abbott
Edge of Dark Water by Joe R. Lansdale
Kings of Cool by Don Winslow
Lake Country by Sean Doolittle
The Last Kind Words by Tom Piccirilli
Live By Night by Dennis Lehane
Tumblin’ Dice by John McFetridge
What it Was by George Pelecanos

Best Novella/Short Novel
A Woman and a Knife by Matthew C. Funk
Bang Bang You’re Dead by Nick Quantrill
Driven by James Sallis
Driving Through the Desert by Donna Lynch
Driving Alone by Kevin Lynn Helmick
Die, You Bastard Die! by Jan Kozlowski
Lost Things by John Rector

Best Anthology/Short Story Collection
Beat to a Pulp 2: Round 2
Crime Factory: Hard Labour
Lonely No More by Seymour Shubin
Red Heads Die Quickly by Gil Brewer
Roachkiller by Ritchie Navaez
Short Stack
Sleepwalking by Ray Nayler
Shotgun Honey Presents: Both Barrels (vol 1)
Shoebox Train Wreck by John Mantooth
Ugly Behavior by Steve Rasnic Tem

Best Short Story on the Web
Angel of Hospitality by Ken Bruen
Amputee by Pete Risley
Crooked Ladder by Terry Butler
The Death of Newark by Michael A Gonzales –
Marbles by Alex Mattingly
The New Sleep by Daniel Mkiwa
Slick Texas Money by Frank Wheeler Jr.
The Tractor Thief’s Jacket by Gita M. Smith
The Wait by Chris Benton

Best Cover 

To vote in each category please go here.

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