Tuesday, May 14, 2019


The Strand Magazine announced the 2019 Strand Critics Awards. Winners will be announced this summer at a cocktail party in New York City.

Best Mystery Novel:
 Lullaby Road, by James Anderson (Crown)
 Transcription, by Kate Atkinson (Little, Brown)
 November Road, by Lou Berney (Morrow)
 Dark Sacred Night, by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
 The Witch Elm, by Tana French (Viking)
 Sunburn, by Laura Lippman (HarperCollins)

Best Debut Mystery Novel:
 Dodging and Burning, by John Copenhaver (Pegasus)
 Star of the North, by D.B. John (Crown)
 The Other Side of Everything, by Lauren Doyle Owens (Touchstone)
 The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton 
(Sourcebooks Landmark)
 Beautiful Bad, by Annie Ward (Park Row)

The Strand also announced the recipients of its latest Lifetime Achievement Awards: Heather Graham and Donna Leon. Also named was Dominique Raccah, the publisher/CEO of Sourcebooks, as its Publisher of the Year Award.

HT: The Rap Sheet

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Are we living in a Golden Age of mystery writing? This is an impressive lineup.