Saturday 21 April 2012

Criminal splatterings

Congratulations go to Stephen King who was awarded the mystery/thriller award on Friday 20 April 2012 by Gar Anthony Haywood at the 32nd Los Angeles Times Festival of Books for his novel 11/22/1963 (Scribner)

The Crime Writers of Canada have announced the 2012 shortlist for the Arthur Ellis Award.  Winners will be announced on May 31, 2012, at the Arthur Ellis Awards Banquet.  This year marks the 30th Anniversary of Crime Writers of Canada.

Best Crime Novel
A Trick of the Light (St. Martin’s Press) by Louise Penny
Before the Poison (McClelland and Stewart) by Peter Robinson
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Doubleday Canada) by Alan Bradley
I'll See you in My Dreams (McClelland and Stewart) by William Deverell
The Guilty Plea (Simon & Schuster) by Robert Rotenberg
Best First Novel
The Man Who Killed (Douglas & McIntrye) by Fraser Nixon
The Survivor (Simon & Schuster) by Sean Slater
The Water Rat of Wanchai (Anansi) by Ian Hamilton
Tight Corner (BPS Books) by Roger White
Watching Jeopardy (XLibris) by Norm Foster

Best Crime Book in French
La chorale du diable (Les Editions Guélette) by Martin Michaud
Pwazon (Editors Triptyque) by Diane Vincent
Pour Ne Pas Mourir ce soir (Lévesque Éditeur) by Guillaume Lapierre-Desnoyers

Best Juvenile or Young Adult Crime Book
Blink & Caution (Candlewick Press) by Tim Wynne-Jones
Charlie's Key (Orca Book Publishers) by Rob Mills
Empire of Ruins (HarperCollins) by Arthur Slade
Held (Annick) by Edeet Ravel
Missing (Orca Book Publishers) by Becky Citra

Best Crime Nonfiction
A Season in Hell (Harper Collins) by Robert Fowler
Hot Art: Chasing Thieves and Detectives Through the Secret World of Stolen Art (Douglas & McIntyre) by Joshua Knelman
The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Pottersfield) by Steven Laffoley
The Pirates of Somalia (Harper Collins) by Jay Bahader
The Weasel: A Double Life in the Mob (Wiley) by Adrian Humphreys

Best Crime Short Story
A New Pair of Pants (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine) by Jas. R. Petrin
Beer Money (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine) by Shane Nelson
The Girl with the Golden Hair (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine) by Scott Mackay
The Perfect Mark (Flash Fiction Magazine) by Melodie Campbell
What Kelly Did (North Word Magazine) by Catherine Astolfo

Best Unpublished First Novel - “Unhanged Arthur”
 Gunning for Bear by Madeleine Harris-Callway
Last of the Independents by Sam Wiebe
Snake in the Snow by William Bonnell
The Rhymester by Valerie A. Drego
Too Far to Fall by Shane Sawyer

Congratulations to all the nominees!

Laura Wilson in the Guardian reviews crime fiction novels from CWA Gold Dagger winner William Broderick, debut author Mari Hannah, Julia Crouch’s follow up novel Every Vow You Break from her follow-up well received debut novel Cuckoo and a classic vintage reissue.

Want to know who is Mark Billingham’s favourite author or what fictional character he resembles the most?  If so and you want to find the answer to those burning questions and more then have a read of One minute with Mark Billingham in the Independent to find out

Interesting and brilliant review of Håkan Nesser’s latest book Hour of the Wolf by Barry Forshaw in the Independent.

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