Friday, 3 May 2013

Recent Awards and Nominations! - Edgar Awards, Arthur Ellis, Crimefest

Mystery Writers of America announced the winners of the 2013 Edgar Allan Poe Awards tonight, honouring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television, published or produced in 2012.

Best Novel
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)

Best First Novel By An American Author
The Expats by Chris Pavone (Crown Publishers)
Best Paperback Original
The Last Policeman: A Novel by Ben H. Winters (Quirk Books)
Best Fact Crime
Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted
the Last Days of Old China
by Paul French (Penguin Group USA – Penguin Books)

Best Critical/Biographical
The Scientific Sherlock Holmes: Cracking the Case with Science and Forensics by James O’Brien (Oxford University Press)
Best Short Story
"The Unremarkable Heart" – Mystery Writers of America Presents:  Vengeance by Karin Slaughter (Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown and Company – Mulholland Books)

Best Juvenile
The Quick Fix by Jack D. Ferraiolo (Abrams – Amulet Books)

Best Young Adult
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Disney Publishing Worldwide - Hyperion)

Best Television Episode Teleplay 
A Scandal in Belgravia” – Sherlock, Teleplay by Steven Moffat (BBC/Masterpiece)

"When They Are Done With Us" – Staten Island Noir by Patricia Smith (Akashic Books)

Grand Masters
Ken Follett and Margaret Maron

Raven Awards
Oline Cogdill
Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore, San Diego & Redondo Beach, CA
Ellery Queen Award
Akashic Books

The Simon & Schuster - Mary Higgins Clark Award
Presented at MWA’s Agents & Editors Party on Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books)

The Crimefest Award Nominees are as follows -

The Audible Sounds of Crime Award recognises the best crime audiobook published in both print and audio in 2012. Courtesy of sponsor Audible UK, the winning author and audiobook reader share the £1,000 prize equally and each receives a commemorative Bristol Blue Glass vase.

The nominees are:
The Black Box by Michael Connelly read by Michael McConnohie (Orion Audio)

The Racketeer by John Grisham read by J.D. Jackson (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Lewis Man by Peter May read by Peter Forbes (Quercus)
Phantom by Jo Nesbø read by Sean Barrett (Random House with Isis Publishing)
Standing In Another Man's Grave by Ian Rankin read by James MacPherson (Orion Audio)
Eligible titles were submitted by publishers for the longlist, and Audible UK listeners established the shortlist and the winning title.
The Last Laugh Award is for the best humorous crime novel of 2012. The £500 prize is sponsored by Goldsboro Books, the book collector's bookseller. The winner also receives a Bristol Blue Glass vase.

The nominees are:
The Prisoner of Brenda by Colin Bateman (Headline)
The Corpse on the Court by Simon Brett (Severn House)
Slaughter's Hound by Declan Burke (Liberties Press)
Killing The Emperors by Ruth Dudley Edwards (Allison & Busby)
Bryant & May and the Invisible Code  by Christopher Fowler (Doubleday, Transworld)
The Iron Will of Shoeshine Cats  by Hesh Kestin (Mulholland Books, Hodder & Stoughton)
Eligible titles were submitted by publishers for the longlist, and a team of British crime fiction reviewers voted to establish the shortlist and the winning title.
The eDunnit Award is for the best crime fiction ebook published in 2012 in both hardcopy and in electronic format. The winning author receives £500, an eReader, as well as a commemorative Bristol Blue Glass vase.

The nominees are:
The Age of Doubt by Andrea Camilleri (Mantle, Macmillan) 
Killing The Emperors by Ruth Dudley Edwards (Allison & Busby)
Bryant & May and the Invisible Code by Christopher Fowler (Transworld)
Dominion by C.J. Sansom (Mantle, Macmillan)
Eligible titles were submitted by publishers for the longlist, and a team of British crime fiction reviewers voted to establish the shortlist and the winning title.
The H.R.F. Keating Award is for the best biography or critical book related to crime fiction published between 2008 and 2012. The award is named for Harry Keating, who died in 2011, one of Britain's most esteemed crime novelists, a reviewer for The Times, and writer of books about crime fiction. The winning author receives a commemorative Bristol Blue Glass vase.

The nominees are:
Books to Die For Declan Burke & John Connolly by (Hodder & Stoughton, 2012)
Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks by John Curran (HarperCollins, 2009)
British Crime Writing: an Encyclopaedia Barry Forshaw (editor) (Greenwood World Publishing, 2008)
Invisible Ink by Christopher Fowler (Strange Attractor, 2012)
Following the Detectives by Maxim Jakubowski (editor) (New Holland Publishers, 2010)
Talking about Detective Fiction by P.D. James (The Bodleian Library, 2009)

Eligible titles were collated by author and crime fiction expert Martin Edwards, and from submissions by CRIMEFEST newsletter subscribers. A team of British crime fiction reviewers voted to establish the shortlist and the winning title.

Winners will be announced at the CrimeFest Gala Dinner on June 1. 

The Crime Writers of Canada have announced the nominees for the 2013 Arthur Ellis Awards.

Best First Novel:
The Beggar’s Opera by Peggy Blair (Penguin Canada)
Confined Space by Deryn Collier (Simon & Schuster)
The Dead of Winter by Peter Kirby (Linda Leith)
A Private Man by Chris Laing (Seraphim)
The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James (NAL)

Best Novel:
Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay (Doubleday Canada)
Until the Night by Giles Blunt (Random House Canada)
The Trinity Game by Sean Chercover (Thomas & Mercer)
The Messenger by Stephen Miller (Delacorte Press)
Niceville by Carsten Stroud (Knopf)

Best Novella:
Contingency Plan by Lou Allin (Orca Rapid Reads)
A Winter Kill by Vicki Delany (Orca Rapid Reads)
Evil Behind that Door by Barbara Fradkin (Orca Rapid Reads)
Reunion by Christopher G. Moore (from Phnom Penh Noir, edited by Christopher G. Moore; Heaven Lake Press)

Best Short Story:
Life without George” by Melodie Campbell (Over My Dead Body!, August 2012)
Sins of the Fathers” by Sandy Conrad (from Daughters and Other Strangers, The Brucedale Press)
Cruel Coast” by Scott MacKay (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 2012)
Mad Dog” Jas R. Petrin (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, October 2012)
Spring-blade Knife” by Yasuko Thanh (from Floating Like the Dead, McClelland & Stewart)

Best Non-fiction:
Bloody Justice: The Truth behind the Bandidos Massacre at Shedden by Anita Arvast (John Wiley)
Octopus: Sam Israel, the Secret Market, and Wall Street’s Wildest Con by Guy Lawson (Crown/Random House)
The Devil’s Cinema: The Untold Story behind Mark Twitchell’s Kill Room by Steve Lillebuen (McClelland & Stewart)
Thieves of Bay Street: How Banks, Brokerages and the Wealthy Steal Billions from Canadians by Bruce Livesey (Random House Canada)

Best Juvenile/Young Adult:
Live to Tell by Lisa Harrington (Cormorant Books)
The Agency: The Traitor in the Tunnel by Y.S. Lee (Candlewick Press)
Crush Candy Corpse by Sylvia McNicoll (James Lorimer)
Becoming Holmes by Shane Peacock (Tundra)

The Lynching of Louie Sam by Elizabeth Stewart (Annick Press)

Best Crime Book in French:

La Nuit des albinos: Sur les traces de Max O’Brien by Mario Bolduc (Libre Expression)
De pierres et de sang by André Jacques (Druide)
L’homme du jeudi by Jean Lemieux (La courte échelle)
Je me souviens by Martin Michaud (Goélette)
L’inaveu by Richard Ste Marie (Alire)

Best Unpublished First Crime Novel (“The Unhanged Arthur”):
Cold Black Tide by William Hall
The Raffle Baby by Ilonka Halsband
Sins Revisited by Coleen Steele

Winners of the Arthur Ellis Awards will be announced on May 30 2013 during a ceremony at the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto, Canada.

The Romantic Times Readers Choice Awards were recently announced and the winners of the mystery awards are as follows with the winner in bold.

Contemporary Mystery

Dead Scared by S.J. Bolton
The Sleeping and the Dead by Jeff Crook
The House at Sea's End by Elly Griffiths
Available Dark by Elizabeth Hand
Cop to Corpse by Peter Lovesey

Historical Mystery
A Dark Anatomy by Robin Blake
The Yard by Alex Grecian
When Maidens Mourn by C.S. Harris
A Sunless Sea by Anne Perry
The Incense Game by Laura Joh Rowland
The Solitary House by Lynn Shepherd

First Mystery

Hush Money by Chuck Greaves
The Anatomist's Apprentice by Tessa Harris

Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
Viral by James Lilliefors
The Deep Zone by James M. Tabor

A Deeper Darkness by J.T. Ellison
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Catch Me by Lisa Gardner
And She Was by Alison Gaylin
The Line Between Here and Gone by Andrea Kane
The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Amateur Sleuth
Popped Off by Jeffrey Allen
The Twelve Clues of Chrismas by Rhys Bowen
Postcards from the Dead by Laura Childs
Bad Little Falls by Paul Doiron
Gem of a Ghost by Sue Ann Jaffarian
Blood, Bath and Beyond by Michelle Rowen

Romantic Suspense
Betrayal by Christina Dodd

Last Man Standing by Cindy Gerard
Beautiful Sacrifice by Elizabeth Lowell
Against the Sun by Kat Martin
Sleepwalker by Karen Robards
The Witness by Nora Roberts

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