Articles tagged "DYING ON THE VINE"
It’s a rainy & foggy #ThrillerThursday here in Gotham—perfect for curling up with one of these mysteries:
THE LOST ORDER by Steve Berry
The Knights of the Golden Circle was the largest and most dangerous clandestine organization in American history, hiding billions in stolen gold and silver across the United States. Now, 160 years later, two factions of what remains of the Knights of the Golden Circle want that lost treasure—one to spend it for their own ends, the other to preserve it. Thrust into this battle is former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone, whose connection to the knights is deeper than he ever imagined. “Berry’s fans will love his latest endeavor as he brings more detail into Malone’s past and how he came to be known as Cotton. …Berry has written another gripping novel.” — Associated Press
DATE WITH DEATH by Julia Chapman
The debut of a delightful new English village mystery series set in the Yorkshire Dales starring Delilah Metcalfe, the owner of The Dales Dating Agency, and Samson O’Brien, private investigator. “The cozy-sounding title notwithstanding, this series launch by Chapman (a pen name for British author Julia Stagg) is an atmospheric traditional mystery with a vivid sense of place and spirited characters who drive the engaging plot. Recommended for Julia Spencer-Fleming fans or those who appreciate complex mysteries set in English villages.” — Library Journal, starred review
DYING ON THE VINE by Marla Cooper
Spirited wedding planner Kelsey McKenna juggles a sabotaged wedding and a cold-blooded killer in beautiful California wine country in this hilarious follow-up to TERROR IN TAFFETA. “The second in this cozy series offers both a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making the perfect wedding and a surprisingly tricky mystery.” — Kirkus Reviews readmoreremove
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)
The winners will be announced on April 27.
2016 Agatha Award nominees (full list) — honoring the “traditional mystery” and the cozy subgenre
Best Historical Novel:
THE REEK OF RED HERRINGS by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur 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)
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.”