2014 Anthony Award nominees

2014 Anthony Award nominees

Nominees for the 2014 Anthony Awards have been posted and we've got several spine-tingling mysteries on the list! 

Best Novel
THE WRONG GIRL by Hank Phillippi Ryan
THROUGH THE EVIL DAYS by Julia Spencer-Fleming (also a LibraryReads pick!)

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! 
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2013 Agatha Awards nominees!

2013 Agatha Awards nominees!

Malice Domestic logoMalice Domestic recently announced the nominees for the 2013 Agatha Awards and we're very proud to have five great traditional mysteries in the running:

Best Contemporary Novel:

THROUGH THE EVIL DAYS by Julia Spencer-Fleming 
PAGAN SPRING by G.M. Malliet 
HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny 
THE WRONG GIRL by Hank Phillippi Ryan 

Best Nonfiction:

THE HOUR OF PERIL: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower

Additionally, Joan Hess (MURDER AS A SECOND LANGUAGE) is receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award!

The winners will be announced at the 2013 Agatha Awards banquet to be held on May 3, 2014. 

See the full list of 2013 Agatha Award nominees here. Congratulations to all nominees! [...]

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Thriller Thursday (9/12/13 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (9/12/13 Edition)

Happy #ThrillerThursday friends! Today we'd like to tell you about three suspenseful, spine-tingling mysteries that just went on sale this week: 

THE EDGE OF NORMAL by Carla Norton
The author of the #1 New York Times nonfiction bestseller PERFECT VICTIM (which the FBI have on their Behavioral Sciences Unit reading list), Norton makes her fiction debut with a perfectly crafted psychological thriller about a former kidnapping victim who must mentor and protect another young girl rescued from a similar situation. With three starred pre-publication reviews, THE EDGE OF NORMAL is a thriller with "the psychological depth of Jonathan Kellerman at his best.” (Booklist, starred review)

THE RED QUEEN DIES by Frankie Y. Bailey

Flash forward to the future: Albany 2019 where a street drug nicknamed "Lullaby" is all the rage. Originally used to treat soldiers with PTSD, it erases traumatic memories—including those of the star witness in a trial who now can't remember the crime. Biracial police detective Hannah McCabe faces similar perplexing problems as she attempts to solve the murders of three women, one of whom is a Broadway actress known as "The Red Queen." Now McCabe must sort through a tangled web of clues involving Alice in Wonderland to find the killer. 

THE WRONG GIRL
by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Award-winning and Boston Globe bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryan continues her thrilling Jane Ryland and Jake Brogan series with a chilling new novel that explores a terrifying scenario: What if you didn’t know the truth about your own family? Boston reporter Ryland is tipped off that a respected adoption agency may be reuniting birth parents with the wrong children; meanwhile, detective Brogan's latest case is a domestic violence homicide resulting in two toddlers being shuttled into the foster care system. Then Brogan discovers an empty cradle at the murder scene. With a missing infant and a killer at large, Ryland and Brogan follow clues that threaten to blow the lid off an adoption agency scandal and lead them deeper into the heart of a foster care system in crisis. 
Can't wait to find out what happens next? Neither can we! Share what you're reading this #ThrillerThursday with us @MacmillanLib. Stay suspenseful, friends! [...]

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Mary Higgins Clark Award Goes to Hank Phillippi Ryan!

Mary Higgins Clark Award Goes to Hank Phillippi Ryan!

Major congratulations to reporter-turned-author Hank Phillippi Ryan, who won the 13th Mary Higgins Clark Award for her suspense novel, THE OTHER WOMAN

THE OTHER WOMAN is about a crack pair of investigators: Jane Ryland, a muckraking reporter, and Jake Brogan, a detective assigned to a high profile serial killer case, who have to work together to unravel the key to an election fraught with seduction, betrayal, and muuuurderrrr!

New York Times bestselling author Lee Child said, "THE OTHER WOMAN does everything a great suspense novel should."

MysteryPlayground.net has a nice recap of the awards evening including some pictures of the attending authors.

The next book in Ryan's Jane Ryland and Jake Brogan suspense series, THE WRONG GIRL, will be available in September from Forge. [...]

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