Via Mystery Fanfare, we now have the two winners of this year’s Strand Magazine Critics Awards, organized by the Michigan-based Strand Magazine and announced last night during an invitation-only cocktail party in New York City. They are as follows:
The Whites, by Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt (Picador)
Also nominated: Career of Evil, by Robert Galbraith (Mulholland); A Banquet of Consequences, by Elizabeth George (Viking); The Lady from Zagreb, by Phillip Kerr (Putnam); Forty Thieves, by Thomas Perry (Mysterious Press); and The Cartel, by Don Winslow (Knopf)
Best First Novel:
Past Crimes, by Glen Erik Hamilton (HarperCollins)
Also nominated: The Truth and Other Lies, by Sascha Arango (Atria); Normal, by Graeme Cameron (Mira); The Marauders, by Tom Cooper (Crown); The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead); and Disclaimer, by Renée Knight (Harper)
As reported previously on this page, Colin Dexter, the creator of Inspector Endeavour Morse, and Jeffery Deaver, the inventor of New York City forensic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme, were selected as this year’s Strand Critics lifetime achievement award recipients.
Congratulations to all of the honorees!