Sunday, April 14, 2019

Praise on Both Sides of “the Pond”

Eighteen books feature on the longlist of nominees for 2019’s Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award, according to Britain’s The Bookseller. They are as follows:

Snap, by Belinda Bauer (Transworld)
Our House, by Louise Candlish (Simon & Schuster)
Thirteen, by Steve Cavanagh (Hachette)
Wild Fire, by Ann Cleeves (Pan Macmillan)
This Is How It Ends, by Eva Dolan (Bloomsbury)
Take Me In, by Sabine Durrant (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Dark Angel, by Elly Griffiths (Quercus)
London Rules, by Mick Herron (John Murray)
Broken Ground, by Val McDermid (Little, Brown)
The Quaker, by Liam McIlvanney (HarperCollins)
The Way of All Flesh, by Ambrose Parry (Canongate)
East of Hounslow, by Khurrum Rahman (HarperCollins)
Hell Bay, by Kate Rhodes (Simon & Schuster)
Salt Lane, by William Shaw (Quercus)
The Chalk Man, by C.J. Tudor (Penguin Random House)
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton (Bloomsbury)
Anatomy of a Scandal, by Sarah Vaughan (Simon & Schuster)
Changeling, by Matt Wesolowski (Orenda)

A shortlist of just six of these titles will be released on Sunday, May 19, with the ultimate winner to be declared during an awards ceremony on Thursday, July 18—the opening night of the 17th annual Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, England.

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While we’re on the subject of prizes being given for crime and mystery fiction, note that The Gumshoe Site carries news about the three winners of the 2019 Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Readers Award for short stories. Congratulations to all!

First Place: “Duty, Honor, Hammett,” by Stacy Woodson (November/December 2018)
Second Place: “50,” by Josh Pachter (November/December 2018)
Third Place: “Sofee,” by David Dean (March/April 2018)

The victors in this competition were chosen by EQMM subscribers/readers. Learn more here.

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