Bury Your Dead Wins Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel!

Bury Your Dead Wins Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel!

The Crime Writers of Canada have named BURY YOUR DEAD by Louise Penny winner of the 2011 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel!

Don't forget that last month BURY YOUR DEAD also won the Agatha Award for Best Novel

If you haven't read it yet, now's the time! If you have, don't worry, the next Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, A TRICK OF THE LIGHT, will be available August 30th from Minotaur Books.

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2011 Anthony Award Nominees

2011 Anthony Award Nominees

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 Novel
BURY YOUR DEAD, Louise Penny
THE LOCK ARTIST, Steve Hamilton

Best First Novel
DAMAGE DONE, Hilary Davidson
THE POACHER'S SON, Paul Doiron
ROGUE ISLAND, Bruce DeSilva

Best Paperback Original
EXPIRATION DATE, Duane Swierczynski

Winners will be announced at the annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention.

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Louise Penny Wins the 2010 Agatha Award for Best Novel!

Louise Penny Wins the 2010 Agatha Award for Best Novel!

BURY YOUR DEAD has claimed the 2010 Agatha Award for Best Novel and turned the incredibly talented Louise Penny into a four-time Agatha Award-winner! The Agatha Awards honor the traditional mystery; that is to say, books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. Malice Domestic loosely defines "traditional" as a mystery without explicit sex, excessive gore, or gratuitous violence.

More about BURY YOUR DEAD:

It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and surpassingly beautiful. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has come not to join the revels but to recover from an investigation gone hauntingly wrong. But violent death is inescapable, even in the apparent sanctuary of the Literary and Historical Society— where an obsessive historian’s quest for the remains of the founder of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain, ends in murder. Could a secret buried with Champlain for nearly 400 years be so dreadful that someone would kill to protect it?

BURY YOUR DEAD is the sixth Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, the first of which (STILL LIFE) took home the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards. BURY YOUR DEAD is also available in audio and comes with a downloadable reading group guide.

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Agatha Award Nominees!

Agatha Award Nominees!

The qualifications for the annual Agatha Awards are fairly simple: nothing too naughty, nothing too blood-spattered, just traditional sleuthing at its best.

In 2010, three(!) of our amazing novelists kept it classy and earned their mysteries nominations for Best Novel in this year's ceremony! 

Nominated for 2010 Best Novel:

STORK RAVING MAD by Donna Andrews

BURY YOUR DEAD by Louise Penny

TRULY, MADLY by Heather Webber

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Barry Picking!

Barry Picking!

Every year the crime fiction connoisseurs over at Deadly Pleasures offer awards of excellence to exceptional novels and short stories in several categories. The 2011 Barry Award nominees have been posted

THE LOCK ARTIST by Steve Hamilton and BURY YOUR DEAD by Louise Penny have been nominated for the Barry Award for Best Novel of 2011!

THE POACHER’S SON by Paul Doiron and THE HOLY THIEF by William Ryan have been nominated for Best First Novel!

BLOOD HARVEST by S. J. Bolton has been nominated for Best British Novel!

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