Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Strand Magazine Critics Awards

The Strand Magazine announced the nominees for its 2013 Critics Awards for Best Mystery Novel and Best First Mystery Novel.

Best Novel:
 The Shining Girls, by Lauren Beukes (Mulholland)
 Solo, by William Boyd (Harper)
 Sandrine’s Case, by Thomas H. Cook (Mysterious Press)
 A Serpent’s Tooth, by Craig Johnson (Viking)
 Ratlines, by Stuart Neville (Soho Press)
 The Double, by George Pelecanos (Little, Brown)

Best First Novel:
 Just What Kind of Mother Are You? by Paula Daly (Grove Press)
 Ghostman, by Roger Hobbs (Knopf)
 A Killing at Cotton Hill, by Terry Shames (Seventh Street)
 Walking Into the Ocean, by David Whellams (ECW Press)
 Norwegian by Night, by Derek Miller (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Also, Peter Lovesey and R.L. Stine have been named as the recipients of The Strand’s Lifetime Achievement Award “for excellence in crime and thriller writing.”

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