Tuesday, 16 June 2015

CWA Dagger Longlists and Criminal Splatterings ...


The Crime Writers' Association is delighted to reveal the long listed authors for the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger, the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger and the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger.
The results were revealed mid-way through National Crime Reading Month (www.crimereadingmonth.co.uk) and the shortlists will be unveiled at the Dagger Awards dinner on 30th June 2015. Tickets for the Dagger Awards - which will be held at Hotel Russell in London - are now on sale (http://thecwa.co.uk/event/dagger-award-dinner-2015/).  "Our judges have had a wonderful time reading all these brilliant books," says CWA chair Len Tyler. "What a year for crime fiction. These long lists are a great demonstration of how diverse and fascinating the genre is right now. No wonder it's the most popular type of fiction with UK readers." The CWA Goldsboro Gold, CWA John Creasy (New Blood) and CWA Ian Fleming Steel Daggers will be presented to the winners at a ceremony in the autumn. Full details will be announced in due course.




The Shut Eye by Belinda Bauer/Transworld Publishers/Bantam Press
The Rules of Wolfe by James Carlos Blake/Oldcastle Books/No Exit Press
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith/Little, Brown Book Group/Sphere
Missing by Sam HawkenProfile Books/Serpent's Tail
Mr Mercedes by  Stephen King/Hodder & Stoughton/Hodder & Stoughton
Pleasantville by Attica Locke/Profile Books/Serpent's Tail
The Bone Seeker by M.J. McGrath/Pan Macmillan/Mantle
The Serpentine Road by Paul Mendelson/Little, Brown Book Group/Constable
Life or Death by Michael Robotham/Little, Brown Book Group/Sphere
The Kind Worth by Peter Swanson/Faber and Faber/ at Bloomsbury House  


The Abrupt Physics of Dying by Paul E Hardisty/Orenda Books
Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little/Vintage Publishing, Penguin Random House/Harvill Secker
Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom Bouman/Faber and Faber
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng/Little, Brown Book Group
Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson/Random House/William Heinemann
The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer/Faber and Faber
The Killing of Bobbi Lomax by Cal Moriarty/Faber and Faber
The Well by Catherine Chanter/Canongate Books
You by Caroline Kepnes/Simon & Schuster  


No Safe House by Linwood Barclay/Orion Publishing Group/Orion Fiction
The Defence by Steve Cavanagh/Orion Publishing Group/Orion Fiction
The Stranger by Harlan Coben/Orion Publishing Group/Orion Fiction
Missing by Sam Hawken/Profile Books/Serpent's Tail
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins/Transworld Publishers/Doubleday
Nobody Walks by Mick Herron/Soho Crime/ Soho Crime
The White Van by Patrick Hoffman/Atlantic Books Ltd/Grove Press
The Final Minute by Simon Kernick/Random House/Century
Runner by Patrick Lee/Penguin/Michael Joseph
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
Heartman by M.P. Wright/Black & White Publishing

Good luck to all!

Crime Writing Festival Noirwich

Returns for a second year this September, launching its programme with Lee Child, and announcing new partner Dead Good Books

After the success of last year's festival, Noirwich Crime Writing Festival is returning to the streets of Norwich from Thursday 17 September to Sunday 20 September to bring award winning authors to the UNESCO City of Literature.

In 2014, over 500 people attended the festival and this year plans to be even bigger with Lee Child announced as the headline act on Thursday 17 September at Jarrolds Department Store.

This year, festival goers can experience the breadth of crime writing, from exciting debuts to new author collaborations at the festival.

The full line-up, tickets and more information about Noirwich can be found on www.noirwich.co.uk


Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith to be published October 2015

J.K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith have announced the publication dates for the upcoming Cormoran Strike crime novel, Career of Evil.

The book, which will be published by Little, Brown Book Group, is set to be released in US on 20th of October and in UK on 22nd of October


Orenda Books Signs New Amanda Jennings Thriller

Karen Sullivan, publisher of Orenda Books, is thrilled to announce the acquisition of World English Language rights for bestselling author Amanda Jennings' In Her Wake, from Broo Doherty at DHH Literary Agency.

A dark, page-turning psychological thriller, In Her Wake is also a profoundly moving and dramatic story of one woman's self-discovery, when a family tragedy reveals shocking news that changes her life forever.

Karen says, “In Her Wake is a chilling, exquisitely written and evocative thriller that hinges on the abduction of a child, and the effect this crime has on everyone connected with it. It's also a compelling study of the nature of identity, with a series of interconnected, shocking discoveries driving a complex and deftly orchestrated plot set on the ruggedly beautiful, richly described Cornish coast. Amanda's reputation as a fine writer preceded her, and In Her Wake is undoubtedly her best yet, placing her firmly at the heart of contemporary crime fiction. I could not be more excited to publish Amanda, and know that In Her Wake is a perfect fit for the growing Orenda list.”

Amanda says, “I am over the moon to be joining Orenda. I am inspired by Karen's energy and passion, and it's wonderful to see how she champions her books and takes care of her authors. It's an exciting time for me and I very much look forward to working with her and the rest of the talented team.”

In Her Wake will be published in Spring 2016, by Orenda Books.


Cooking Classes with Agatha Christie

A unique cookery demonstration is to be held to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the birth of Agatha Christie, the Queen of Crime. It will be in Christie’s own Devon kitchen, and guests are advised to treat samples with extreme caution.
The French writer Anne Martinetti will be recreating recipes from Christie’s books, singling out those particularly suitable for concealing poison as an extra ingredient. As any devotee of Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot knows, the great detectives only have to show up for a morning coffee, light luncheon or afternoon tea party for one of the guests to topple over the table clutching their throat and turning blue.  Read more...


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