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.
THE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY by Louise Penny
THE OTHER WOMAN by Hank Phillippi Ryan
DON'T EVER GET OLD by Daniel Friedman
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:
HUNTING SWEETIE ROSE by Jack Fredrickson
THE OTHER WOMAN by Hank Phillippi Ryan
HUSH MONEY by Chuck Greaves
"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!Read more
DANDY GILVER AND THE PROPER TREATMENT OF BLOODSTAINS—a book with an awesome title, a delightful cover, and a great upstairs-meets-downstairs plot that's just to die for—took home the Sue Feder Memorial Historical Mystery Macavity Award from Bouchercon last weekend!
This is the first novel in a historical series (obviously!) that takes place in Edinburgh in the 1920s. Dandy Gilver is a wealthy and witty aristocrat and sometimes amateur sleuth who goes undercover as a lady maid to investigate the threatening reappearance of her friend's ex-husband.
Congratulations, Catriona! See all of the Macavity Award winners here.Read more
Welcome to a new week, book lovers!
We have more exciting award news for you straight out of St. Louie. Last week we talked about our enthusiasm with the Barry Award winners and now we have even more to celebrate because both the Macavity Awards and the Anthony Awards were announced!
The 2011 Macmillan Anthony Awards winners (the Best Novel may sound familiar):
Best Novel: BURY YOUR DEAD by Louise Penny
Best First Novel: THE DAMAGE DONE by Hilary Davidson
Best Paperback Original: EXPIRATION DATE by Duane Swierczynski
You can see the full list of 2011 Macavity Award winners and 2011 Anthony Award winners at Lesa's Book Critiques.
Banned Books Week is just around the corner which means it's time to pull your favorite banned book off the shelf and remember what exactly makes that book important and unbannable to you. We also highly recommend you get involved with ALA's Virtual Read-Out on YouTube.
The Virtual Read-Out information page offers suggestions for the types of videos you can upload to their stream:
1) You can submit a video no more than two minutes long of a reading from a banned or challenged book.
2) A video of an eyewitness account of local challenges can be submitted. This video should be no longer than three minutes long.
Finally, we have to feature a few of these brilliant miniature paper sculptures that are mysteriously appearing in libraries across Edinburgh. Enjoy!Read more
Most awards are named after boring ol' humans. I know, snoozefest, right?
Well, I'm delighted to tell you that The Macavity Award brings something new to the table. This award is named after a cat, the "mystery cat" of T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats to be exact.
Naming an award after a cat is understandable; naming an award after a mysterious, yet practical cat is really the only way to go.
The Macmillan Macavity Award-nominated titles for 2011 are as follows:
Best Mystery Novel
BURY YOUR DEAD by Louise Penny*
Sue Feder Memorial Historical Mystery
CITY OF DRAGONS by Kelli Stanley**
To see the full list of nominated titles click here.Read more