Sunday, October 25, 2020

BLOODY SCOTLAND: Catch up on the panels

I loved attending Bloody Scotland on my computer this year. Yes, I would rather have been there, but I probably wouldn't have been able to attend. I try to limit my conventions and conferences. Thanks so much to everyone involved in Bloody Scotland for making it available to all of us! If you missed it, you can still catch up on the panels. They're posted online here, but only for another week:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaZgeYYd3QV-l5I0sYjGOVVMjnHY5LaF_

All the panels were great. Here are individual links to some I really enjoyed (but I enjoyed them all.

Peter May and Ann Cleeves

Steve Cavanagh, Simon Mayo and Adrian McKinty

Lin Anderson, Oyinkan Braithwaite, Attica Locke, Shamini Flint & J. Pomare

Val McDemid & Lee Child

Ian Rankin & Lawrence Block: Criminal Masterminds

Thursday, October 22, 2020

CWA DAGGER AWARDS 2020

CWA (Crime Writers Association - UK) Daggers Awards 2020. Winners were announced today at a wonderful Zoom Awards Ceremony hosted by Barry Forshaw. So glad I got to attend.

DIAMOND DAGGER

Martin Edwards

GOLD DAGGER

Michael Robotham: Good Girl, Bad Girl (Sphere)

IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER

Lou Berney: November Road (Harper Fiction)

JOHN CREASEY (NEW BLOOD) DAGGER

Trevor Wood: The Man on the Street (Quercus Fiction)

SAPERE BOOKS HISTORICAL DAGGER

Abir Mukherjee: Death in the East (Harvill Secker)

CRIME FICTION IN TRANSLATION DAGGER

Hannelore Cayre: The Godmother, translated by Stephanie Smee (Old Street Publishing)

SHORT STORY DAGGER

Lauren Henderson: #Me Too in Invisible Blood, edited by Maxim Jakubowski (Titan Books)

ALCS GOLD DAGGER FOR NON-FICTION

Casey Cep: Furious Hours (William Heinemann)

DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY

Christopher Brookmyre

DEBUT DAGGER

Josephine Moulds: Revolution Never Lies

PUBLISHERS’ DAGGER

Orenda Books