Articles tagged "Shamus Awards"

#ThrillerThursday (7/11/19)

A Shamus award-winning series returns, a handsome historian is on the case, and the eternal struggle between good and evil… All in today’s #thrillerthursday!

KILLER IN THE CARRIAGE HOUSE: A Victorian Village Mystery by Sheila Connolly

“The layers of history and the obstacles encountered in the process of trying to save a small town provide a fascinating frame story for this smart mystery.”–Booklist

THE STORIES YOU TELL by Kristen Lepionka

“Building to a chilling and surprising conclusion, the third book in Lepionka’s Shamus Award–winning series (THE LAST PLACE YOU LOOK) is both intricately plotted and character-driven, with a complicated protagonist. Suggest for fans of detective novels with unconventional sleuths.”–Library Journal

THE SUM OF ALL SHADOWS by Eric Van Lustbader

“Heaven and hell duke it out once again in this fourth religious fantasy thriller in the author’s Testament series (FOUR DOMINIONS, 2018, etc.)… The premise is a highly imaginative take on the eternal conflict between good and evil, and just because this novel has a satisfying conclusion doesn’t mean that Lucifer, like Schwarzenegger, won’t be back.”–Kirkus Reviews

Thriller Thursday & 2014 Shamus Award Nominees

Not only do we have a new batch of fabulous mysteries & thrillers, we’ve got the scoop on Shamus Award nominees!

The Private Eye Writers of America announced the finalists for its 2014 Shamus Awards and we’ve got 4 mysteries in the running:

Best Hardcover P.I. Novel:
THE GOOD COP by Brad Parks
NEMESIS by Bill Pronzini

Best First P.I. Novel:
A GOOD DEATH by Christopher R. Cox
BLOOD ORANGE by Karen Keskinen

Winners will be named during a banquet at Bouchercon in Long Beach, California, on Friday, November 14. See the full list of nominees here.

MEAN BUSINESS ON NORTH GANSON STREET by S. Craig Zahler
Cop Jules Bettinger is forced out of sunny Arizona and into a frigid rust-belt town in Missouri where a cop killer is on the loose. It’s been optioned by Warner Bros with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx attached to star! “Zahler’s mean streets are bizarrely mean. But MEAN BUSINESS is often mordantly funny, too—and not to be missed.” — Booklist, starred review

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Thriller Tuesday (whaa?!) & Mystery Award nominations

We know it’s not Thursday, but we didn’t want you to miss out on all this great mystery news while we’re away in Las Vegas setting up for ALA Annual.

But first, awards news! The 2014 Shamus Award finalists and Macavity Award nominations have been announced and we have several outstanding Minotaur books in the running!

2014 Shamus Award finalists

Best Hardcover PI Novel
THE GOOD COP by Brad Parks

Best First PI Novel
BLOOD ORANGE by Karen Keskinen
A GOOD DEATH by Christopher Cox

2014 Macavity Award Nominations

Best Mystery Novel
HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny

Best First Mystery
RAGE AGAINST THE DYING by Becky Masterman

Best Nonfiction
THE HOUR OF PERIL by Daniel Stashower

Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award
DANDY GILVER AND A BOTHERSOME NUMBER OF CORPSES by Catriona McPherson
A MURDER AT ROSAMUND’S GATE by Susanna Calkins

Winners for all awards will be announced at Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention in Long Beach (CA) on November 13-14.

Now on to the books!
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Monday Fun Day! (7/15/2013 Edition)

Helloooooo, Monday!

Welcome to another glorious week, librarian friends. Today we're celebrating nominees and winners of all kinds.

- The 2013 Macavity Award nominations have been announced by Mystery Readers International and we're delighted to see some of our titles featured in several categories. 

Best Mystery Novel:

THE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY by Louise Penny

THE OTHER WOMAN by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Best First Mystery Novel:

DON'T EVER GET OLD by Daniel Friedman

Sue Feder Historical Memorial Award:

A CITY OF BROKEN GLASS by Rebecca Cantrell 

See the full list at MysteryReaders.org.

- The Private Eye Writers of America also recently announced their 2013 Shamus Awards shortlist! Nominees include:

Best Hardcover PI Novel:

HUNTING SWEETIE ROSE by Jack Fredrickson

THE OTHER WOMAN by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Best First PI Novel:

HUSH MONEY by Chuck Greaves

Best PI Short Story:

"O'Nelligan and the Lost Fates" by Michael Nethercott, author of THE SEANCE SOCIETY

The winners will be announced at Bouchercon on September 20th. See the full shortlist here

JANE: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan by Robin Maxwell has been selected as a nominee for the Salt Lake County Library System's semi-annual Reader’s Choice Award. The winning title will be announced on November 1st. Until then, see their blog for more recommendations. 

- I'd like to finish up by congratulating Rachel Kitzmann, Childrens Librarian II at the Los Feliz branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, who won our Rainbow Rowell signed-book sweepstakes and Fran Juergensmeyer, Collection Manager at the Waukegan Public Library, who won our Uncharted Pages sweepstakes!! See which characters Fran wants to see fall in looove in the post update!

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The 2012 Shamus Award Nominees!

pwa logoThe Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) shortlisted two excellent Minotaur mysteries and a great Forge mystery for the 2012 Shamus Award for Best PI Hardcover! See our nominees below:

BYE BYE, BABY
by Max Allan Collins

THE HIGHLY EFFECTIVE DETECTIVE CROSSES THE LINE 
by Richard Yancey

A BAD NIGHT’S SLEEP 
by Michael Wiley

Michael Wiley is a previous Shamus Award finalist for his first novel, THE LAST STRIPTEASE. Sign up for CriminalElement.com to read excerpts from A BAD NIGHT'S SLEEP and BYE BYE, BABY. You'll also get access to a lot of exciting material for mystery lovers!

bc 2012See all of the 2012 nominees here!

The winner will be announced on October 5th, 2012 during the PWA banquet at Bouchercon in Cleveland, Ohio.

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2011 Shamus Award Nominees Announced

Minotaur and Forge dropped some hot titles on the Shamus Award nominee list this year:

Best Hardcover P.I. Novel:
VOYEUR by Daniel Judson
NAKED MOON by Domenic Stansberry

Best First P.I. Novel:
IN SEARCH OF MERCY by Michael Ayoob
ONE MAN'S PARADISE by Douglas Corleone
ROGUE ISLAND by Bruce DeSilva
CITY OF DRAGONS by Kelli Stanley

Winners will be selected by the Private Eye Writers of America (PWA). To see the full list of 2011 Shamus Award nominees head over to CriminalElement.com.

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