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Mystery Awards News & a Cozy Sampler!

Happy #ThrillerThursday, lovely librarians. We have SO MUCH great mystery awards news for you, with our nominees for the 2017 Edgar Awards, the 2016 Agatha Awards, and the 2017 Left Coast Crime “Lefty” Awards, plus a special CWA Diamond Dagger honoree!

2017 Edgar Award nominees (full list) — honoring the best in mystery

Best Fact Crime
MORGUE: A Life in Death by Dr. Vincent DiMaio & Ron Franscell (St. Martin’s Press)

Mary Higgins Clark Award
SAY NO MORE by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books)

MWA Grand Masters
Ellen Hart (FEVER IN THE DARK/The Jane Lawless Mysteries, Minotaur Books)
Max Allan Collins (BETTER DEAD, Forge Books)

The winners will be announced on April 27.

2016 Agatha Award nominees (full list) — honoring the “traditional mystery” and the cozy subgenre

Best Contemporary Novel:
A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
SAY NO MORE by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books)

Best Historical Novel:
THE REEK OF RED HERRINGS by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur Books)

Best First Novel:
TERROR IN TAFFETA by Marla Cooper (Minotaur Books)
DESIGN FOR DYING by Renee Patrick (Forge Books)

The winners will be announced on April 29.

2017 Lefty Awards nominees (full list) — fan awards chosen by registered members of the Left Coast Crime convention

Lefty for Best Mystery Novel
A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)

Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel
DIE LIKE AN EAGLE by Donna Andrews (Minotaur Books)

Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel (Bruce Alexander Memorial)
A DEATH ALONG THE RIVER FLEET by Susanna Calkins (Minotaur Books)
THE REEK OF RED HERRINGS by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur Books)

Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel
TERROR IN TAFFETA by Marla Cooper (Minotaur Books)
DESIGN FOR DYING by Renee Patrick (Forge Books)

The winners will be announced on March 18.

In more amazing mystery news, Ann Cleeves (THE CROW TRAP) is being awarded the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Diamond Dagger Award, which is the highest honor in British crime writing!

The award recognizes authors whose careers have been marked by sustained excellence, and have made a significant contribution to the genre. She will be honored during the CWA’s Dagger Awards ceremony in London on October 26.

Cleeves said, “It’s a huge honor to be recognized by my peers, the crime-writers whose books, friendship and support I’ve enjoyed for more than thirty years. I am privileged to have had such a happy career and I will always be grateful for the support of booksellers and forever indebted to the passion and expertise of librarians, without whom I wouldn’t still be writing today.”

Looking for a new cozy mystery author to love? Our friends at Minotaur Books have put together a complimentary COZY CASE FILES Winter 2017 sampler, available for download right now on Edelweiss and as a Read it Now! title on NetGalley.

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Thriller Thursday (1/28/16 Edition)

We’ve got two historical thrillers to share with you this #ThrillerThursday, but first some terrific news: Peter James will be awarded the Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement by the Crime Writers’ Association!

THE LAST DAWN by Joe Gannon
Nicaraguan police captain Ajax Montoya and his partner Gladys are tasked with finding a young American journalist who vanished in war-torn El Salvador. “The sequel to 2014’s NIGHT OF THE JAGUAR is just as hard-hitting and impossible to put down. This tough-talking thriller, certain to keep readers glued to their seats, is set against the civil war in El Salvador and offers an absolutely gripping mix of fiction and fact.” — Booklist, starred review

A PRISONER IN MALTA by Phillip DePoy
“Edgar-winner DePoy transforms playwright Christopher Marlowe into a swashbuckling action hero in this solid first in a new historical series. DePoy piles on the twists and introduces some humor into the tense story line, which should find favor with Susannah Gregory readers.” — Publishers Weekly

What’s tingling your spine this #ThrillerThursday? Share your reads with us @MacmillanLib.

Thriller Thursday (2/19/15 Edition)

We’ve got great news to start this #ThrillerThursday: Catherine Aird won the Crime Writers Association’s Diamond Dagger award! She’s the author of the Detective Chief Inspector C.D. Sloan series, the most recent of which was DEAD HEADING.

The Diamond Dagger award recognizes an author whose career is “marked by sustained excellence” and who has “made a significant contribution to crime fiction published in the English language, whether originally or in translation.” She will be honored during the CWA Dagger Awards in London on June 30.

Now on to this week’s new mysteries:

SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir
Attorney Thóra Gudmundsdóttir returns in this eerie Icelandic thriller, trying to prove an institutionalized man with Down’s Syndrome isn’t guilty of murder. “Sigurdardóttir excels in the intricacies of the storytelling and in writing engaging and realistic characters. A solid bet for fans of Scandinavian mysteries or those who enjoy their suspense with a hint of the supernatural.” — Library Journal readmoreremove

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