Congratulations to our 2020 Anthony Award nominees! BEST NOVELTHEY ALL FALL DOWN by Rachel Howzell HallTHE MURDER LIST by Hank Phillippi Ryan BEST FIRST NOVELMIRACLE CREEK by Angie Kim BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINALMURDER KNOCKS TWICE by Susanna Calkins Winners will be announced in an online ceremony on October 17, 2020. […]
Happy #ThrillerThursday! First, congrats to our 2017 Anthony Award nominees: Best Novel A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny Best First Novel DESIGN FOR DYING by Renee Patrick The winners will be announced at Bouchercon on October 15. Now on to this week’s new mysteries: PERISH THE DAY by John Farrow The “excellent”* final volume in […]
Happy #ThrillerThursday! We’ve got several terrific mysteries, but first here’s the scoop on Anthony Award and CWA Dagger in the Library nominees: The 2015 Anthony Award nominees were announced and they include: Best Novel THE LONG WAY HOME by Louise Penny TRUTH BE TOLD by Hank Phillippi Ryan Best First Novel INVISIBLE CITY by Julia […]
Nominees for the 2014 Anthony Awards have been posted and we've got several spine-tingling mysteries on the list!
Best First Novel
RAGE AGAINST THE DYING by Becky Masterman
Best Critical or Nonfiction Work
THE HOUR OF PERIL: The Secret Plot To Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower
Winners will be announced at the annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention. Congrats to all nominees!
Today marks the start of Bouchercon, the world’s leading convention for crime fiction writers and their adoring fans. Our own Steve Hamilton is the Toastmaster Guest of Honor and we've got three great books nominated for Anthony Awards:
Best First Novel
DON'T EVER GET OLD by Daniel Friedman
Congratulations to the nominees!
UPDATE: a HUGE congratulations to Louise Penny who won the Anthony Award for Best Novel at Bouchercon 2013, this past Saturday, 9/21. This is Louise Penny’s 4th consecutive and 5th overall Anthony Award!
Now on to our #ThrillerThursday picks:
This past weekend at Bouchercon, Louise Penny was awarded the Anthony Award for Best Novel for the third year in a row with another exquisite Chief Inspector Gamache novel, A TRICK OF THE LIGHT! In 2011 she won for BURY YOUR DEAD and in 2010 she won for THE BRUTAL TELLING.
If you haven't joined the Penny party, it's about time! Robin Nesbitt of the Columbus Metropolitan Library admitted on the library's blog that she only just picked up the first book in the series and very much enjoyed it!
"This is a great read for fans of Agatha Christie. Great characters, great writing, and good plot - if you haven't read this series yet, give it a try."
A word to new readers: the character and relationship development in these books is beautifully done, but they are all stand-alone mysteries so start with which ever book you can get your hands on!
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!
Nominees for the 2011 Anthony Awards have been posted and there are some fantastic novels on their list! Look at all these chilling/thrilling/gut-spilling Macmillan titles:
Best Paperback Original
EXPIRATION DATE, Duane Swierczynski
Winners will be announced at the annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention.