Monday, May 4, 2015

2015 Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Longlist

Once again I have more books to add to my every increasing TBR list. Here's the Longlist for the 2015 Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. This award was created to celebrate the best in British and Irish crime writing. Novels must have been published between May 2014 and April 2015.

• Eeny Meeny, by M.J. Arlidge (Michael Joseph)
• The Facts of Life and Death, by Belinda Bauer (Black Swan)
• The Ghost Runner, by Parker Bilal (Bloomsbury)
• The Strangler Vine, by M.J. Carter (Fig Tree)
• The Axeman’s Jazz, by Ray Celestin (Mantle)
• Personal, by Lee Child (Bantam)
• The Killing Season, by Mason Cross (Orion)
• Bryant & May: The Bleeding Heart, by Christopher Fowler (Bantam)
• The Outcast Dead, by Elly Griffiths (Quercus)
• The Telling Error, by Sophie Hannah (Hodder & Stoughton)
• Darkness, Darkness, by John Harvey (Arrow)
• Someone Else’s Skin, by Sarah Hilary (Headline)
• The Devil in the Marshalsea, by Antonia Hodgson
(Hodder & Stoughton)
• Entry Island, by Peter May (Quercus)
• Disappeared, by Anthony Quinn (Head of Zeus)
• Saints of the Shadow Bible, by Ian Rankin (Orion)
• The Farm, by Tom Rob Smith (Simon & Schuster)
• A Lovely Way to Burn, by Louise Welsh (John Murray)

HT: TheRapSheet

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Cartoon of the Day: Texting

Agatha Award Winners 2015

The winners of the Agatha Award Winners 2015 were announced at Malice Domestic. Congratulations to all.

Best Contemporary Novel
Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books)

Best Historical Novel
Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen (Berkley)

Best First Novel
Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran (Berkley Prime Crime)

Best Nonfiction
Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writer's Journey by Hank Phillippi Ryan (ed) (Henery Press)

Best Short Story
"The Odds are Against Us" by Art Taylor (EQMM)

Best Children's/Young Adult
The Code Buster's Club, Case #4, The Mummy's Curse by Penny Warner (Egmont USA)

Sara Paretsky was presented with Malice Domestic's Lifetime Achievement Award for her many contributions to the mystery fiction genre.