Thursday, 9 July 2015

Awards - Strand Magazine Critics Award and the Maltese Falcon Prize

The 2014 Strand Magazine Critics Awards: “recognizing excellence in the field of mystery fiction.” were presented at a cocktail party on Wednesday 8 July 2015.

Best Novel: The Fever, by Megan Abbott (Little, Brown) and After I’m Gone, by Laura Lippman (Morrow)
Best First Novel: Dear Daughter, by Elizabeth Little (Viking)

Otto Penzler received The Strand’s Lifetime Achievement award for his contribution to the crime genre.

Maltese Falcon Prize -

The 2015 Maltese Falcon Prize went to Roger Hobbs for his debut novel Ghost Man (2013). The Maltese Falcon Prize is awarded by Japan's crime-fiction Maltese Falcon Society to "the best hard-boiled/private eye novel published in Japan in the previous year."

Congratulations to all the winners.

Hat tip Janet Rudolph/Mystery Fanfare

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