Thursday, July 18, 2024

DASHIELL HAMMETT AWARD FOR LITERARY EXCELLENCE IN CRIME WRITING

 DASHIELL HAMMETT AWARD

Presented by the International Association of Crime Writers North American Branch

THE NOMINEES

Sterling Watson, Night Letter (Akashic)
Margaret Verble, Stealing (Mariner)
ClĂ©mence Michallon, The Quiet Tenant (Alfred A. Knopf)
Gail Anderson-Dargatz, The Almost Widow (Harper Avenue)
Colson Whitehead, Crook Manifesto (Doubleday)
 

AND THE WINNER IS...

Colson Whitehead, Crook Manifesto (Doubleday)


CULINARY CRIME: Mystery Readers Journal

I have a passion for both food and the written word. Mystery Readers Journal has had five issues devoted to Culinary Crime. Each issue of Mystery Readers Journal contains articles, reviews, news, and author essays. 90+ pages. We're now in our 40th year. Last issue: Murder Takes a Holiday. Other back issues are available

In the earlier Murder on the Menu issues, each contributing author who wrote an Author! Author! essay also included a recipe. Check out the Tables of Contents of these issues. Order your copies now.






Tuesday, July 16, 2024

MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! FALL PROGRAMMING


PBS MASTERPIECE Mystery! Fall programming. I'm a huge fan of PBS Passport. Donate a minimum of $60 to your local PBS Station, and you will have all the programs (most with all episodes at time of first episode), plus so much more! There are other ways of seeing these programs, but that's my favorite since the $ goes directly to your local station. 

Moonflower Murders

Premiere Date: September 15, 9/8c PBS

I've seen the first two episodes, and they're great--good story, terrific actors, such a great mix of time periods and storyline. Exactly what we've come to expect of this great show, based on Anthony Horowitz's novel.  FYI: Magpie Murders is still available on PBS

Van der Valk, Season 4

Premiere Date: September 15, 10/9c PBS

The Marlow Murder Club

Premiere Date: October 27, 9/8c on PBS

Monday, July 15, 2024

Cartoon of the Day: To the Editor



SCRIBE AWARD NOMINEES 2024: International Association of Media Tie-In Writers


The International Association of Media Tie-in Writers
today announced the nominees for the Scribe Awards for superior works published in 2023.

The IAMTW’s Scribe Awards honor excellence in the field of writing tie-in fiction for media franchises. These works include novels, short stories, audio dramas, and graphic novels tied to licenses of movies and TV shows, as well as video games, comics, songs, and even book series.

The winners will be announced at San Diego Comic-Con on July 26.

ADAPTED NOVEL – GENERAL OR SPECULATIVE

  • Assassin’s Creed: Daughter of No One by Maria Lewis
  • Marvel’s Secret Invasion by Paul Cornell
  • Marvel’s Wastelanders: Star-Lord by Sarah Cawkwell
  • Ultraman by Pat Cadigan

AUDIO DRAMA

  • Doctor Who All’s Fair by Max Kashevsky
  • Doctor Who Face to Face by John Dorney
  • Doctor Who Pursuit of the Nightjar by Tim Foley
  • Doctor Who Sins of the Flesh by Alfie Shaw
  • Doctor Who Spirit of the Season by Georgia Cook

GRAPHIC NOVEL

  • The Expanse Dragontooth by Andy Diggle
  • The Mighty Nine Origins: Critical Role by Jody Houser
  • Red Rising by Rik Hoskin
  • Skull and Bones The Savage Storm by John Jackson Miller and James Mishler
  • Star Wars – The Nameless Terror by George Mann

ORIGINAL NOVEL – GENERAL

  • Legend of the Five Rings: Three Oaths by Josh Reynolds
  • Murder, She Wrote: Fit for Murder by Jessica Fletcher & Terrie Farley Moran
  • Watch Dogs Legion: Cold Reboot by Robbie MacNiven

ORIGINAL NOVEL – SPECULATIVE

  • Assassin’s Creed: The Resurrection Plot by Kate Heartfield
  • Marvel Zombies: The Hunger by Marsheila Rockwell
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – The Autobiography of Benjamin Sisko by Derek Tyler Attico
  • Star Trek: Picard – Firewall by David Mack
  • Star Wars – The Eye of Darkness by George Mann

SHORT STORY

  • Unioverse “Singing a Deeper Song” by Tim Waggoner
  • Warhammer 40,000 “A Forbidden Meal” by Carrie Harris
  • Star Trek Deep Space Nine “Lost and Founder” by David Mack
  • Valdemar “Needs Must When Evil Bides” by Jennifer Brozek
  • Diablo “The Toll of Darkness and Light” by Jonathan Maberry
  • Kolchak the Night Stalker “Touch of Silk” by Deborah Daughetee
  • Star Trek: Discovery “Work Worth Doing” by Keith R.A. DeCandido

YOUNG ADULT / MIDDLE GRADE

  • Disney Chills: Circle of Ter-ROAR by Vera Strange
  • Disney Twisted Tales: Set in Stone by Mari Mancusi
  • Minecraft: Return of the Piglins by Matt Forbeck
  • Shadowrun: Auditions: A Mosaic Run Collection by Jennifer Brozek

IAMTW’S 2024 GRANDMASTER AND FAUST AWARD WINNER

The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers is also presenting the 2024 Faust Award for Grandmaster to James Reasoner.