We owe thanks to Mystery Fanfare for alerting us to the results of the 2013 Strand Magazine Critics Awards competition. The winners were announced on Wednesday evening in New York City.
Best Novel: The Shining Girls, by Lauren Beukes (Mulholland)
Also nominated: Solo, by William Boyd (Harper); Sandrine’s Case, by Thomas H. Cook (Mysterious Press); A Serpent’s Tooth, by Craig Johnson (Viking); Ratlines, by Stuart Neville (Soho Press); and The Double, by George Pelecanos (Little, Brown)
Best First Novel: Ghostman, by Roger Hobbs (Knopf)
Also nominated: Just What Kind of Mother Are You? by Paula Daly (Grove Press); A Killing at Cotton Hill, by Terry Shames (Seventh Street); Walking Into the Ocean, by David Whellams (ECW Press); and Norwegian by Night, by Derek Miller (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
In addition, authors Peter Lovesey and R.L. Stine have been named as the latest recipients of The Strand’s Lifetime Achievement Award “for excellence in crime and thriller writing.”