Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Cartoon of the Day: Book Cover


SleuthFest Awards

SleuthFest Announced the Freddie Awards for Writing Excellence. 

Traditional:
Winner - Melinda B. Pierce - Trouble in the Glades

Other Finalists
Merrilee Robson - Summer Smoke
Elisa Korentayer - Song of a Wood Turner
Joan Long - Lovebug Graveyard
Caroline Taylor - Dead Ringer

Hard-Boiled:
Winner - J.D. Allen - 19 Crimes

Other Finalists
L.D. Masterson - Hunter's Way
Fred Lichtenberg - Murder 1040
Dwight Jolivette - Searcher
Janece O. Hudson - Out of Sight


Florida Chapter of MWA awards the Flamingo Award to a chapter member for service to the chapter: Victoria Landis



And here's a very odd award that is given out:
 
The FlaMANgo Award: This award is given out at the Saturday night cocktail party to the guy who gets the most votes from the women at the conference.  Sometimes, it's about what they look like, and sometimes it's about what a mensch they are/have been for us. You never know.  C.J. Box won this year.






HT: Victoria Landis

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

2015 Strand Magazine Critics Award

The Strand Magazine nominees for the 2015 Strand Magazine Critics Awards:

Best Novel:
• Career of Evil, by Robert Galbraith (Mulholland)
• A Banquet of Consequences, by Elizabeth George (Viking)
• The Lady from Zagreb, by Phillip Kerr (Putnam)
• Forty Thieves, by Thomas Perry (Mysterious Press)
• The Whites, by Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt (Picador)
• The Cartel, by Don Winslow (Knopf)

Best First Novel:
• The Truth and Other Lies, by Sascha Arango (Atria)
• Normal, by Graeme Cameron (Mira)
• The Marauders, by Tom Cooper (Crown)
• Past Crimes, by Glen Erik Hamilton (HarperCollins)
• The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead)
• Disclaimer, by RenĂ©e Knight (Harper)

The winners will be announced on July 5.

Colin Dexter and Jeffery Deaver have been chosen to receive this year’s Strand Critics lifetime achievement awards.

HT: The Rap Sheet