Friday, June 17, 2016

Dead Good and Loving It

The UK-based crime-fiction Web site Dead Good has announced its shortlists of nominees, in six categories, for the 2016 Dead Good Reader Awards. Members of the book-loving public are invited to choose their favorites, with the winners to be declared during a special event on Friday, July 22, during this year’s Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, England.

The Dead Good Recommends Award for Most Recommended Book:
Career of Evil, by Robert Galbraith (Little, Brown)
Die of Shame, by Mark Billingham (Little, Brown)
In Her Wake, by Amanda Jennings (Orenda)
The Missing, by C.L. Taylor (Avon)
Tastes Like Fear, by Sarah Hilary (Headline)
Untouchable Things, by Tara Guha (Legend Press)

The Tess Gerritsen Award for Best Series:
Jack Reacher, created by Lee Child (Transworld)
Roy Grace, created by Peter James (Macmillan)
Marnie Rome, created by Sarah Hilary (Headline)
Logan McRae, created by Stuart MacBride (Harper Collins)
Ruth Galloway, created by Elly Griffiths (Quercus)
Georgina MacKenzie, created by Marnie Riches (Maze)

The Linwood Barclay Award for Most Surprising Twist:
Disclaimer, by Renee Knight (Transworld)
The Ice Twins, by S.K. Tremayne (HarperCollins)
I Let You Go, by Clare Mackintosh (Sphere)
The Kind Worth Killing, by Peter Swanson (Faber & Faber)
Little Black Lies, by Sharon Bolton (Transworld)
When She Was Bad, by Tammy Cohen (Transworld)

The Papercut Award for Best Page Turner:
Broken Promise, by Linwood Barclay (Orion)
Career of Evil, by Robert Galbraith (Little Brown)
Follow Me, by Angela Clarke (Avon)
The Girl in the Ice, by Robert Bryndza (Bookouture)
In a Dark, Dark Wood, by Ruth Ware (Vintage)
Splinter the Silence, by Val McDermid (Little Brown)

The Hotel Chocolat Award for Darkest Moment:
Behind Closed Doors, by B.A. Paris (Mira)
The Darkest Secret, by Alex Marwood (Sphere)
In the Cold Dark Ground, by Stuart MacBride (Harper Collins)
Little Boy Blue, by M.J. Arlidge (Michael Joseph)
The Teacher, by Katerina Diamond (Avon)
Viral, by Helen Fitzgerald (Faber & Faber)

The Mörda Award for Captivating Crime in Translation:
Camille, by Pierre Lemaitre (MacLehose Press)
The Crow Girl, by Erik Axl Sund (Vintage)
The Defenceless, by Kati Hiekkapelto (Orenda Books)
I’m Travelling Alone, by Samuel Bjork (Doubleday)
Nightblind, by Ragnar Jonasson (Orenda Books)
The Undesired, by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir (Hodder & Stoughton)

To register your favorites in each category, click here.

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