Thursday, July 11, 2019

Strand Touts Stand-Outs

During a glitzy cocktail party last evening, The Strand Magazine announced the winners of its 2019 Strand Critics Awards.

Best Mystery Novel: Tie—Transcription, by Kate Atkinson (Little, Brown), and Sunburn, by Laura Lippman (HarperCollins)

Also nominated: Lullaby Road, by James Anderson (Crown); November Road, by Lou Berney (Morrow); Dark Sacred Night, by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown); and The Witch Elm, by Tana French (Viking)

Best Debut Mystery Novel: The Chalk Man, by C.J. Tudor (Crown)

Also nominated: Dodging and Burning, by John Copenhaver (Pegasus); The Other Side of Everything, by Lauren Doyle Owens (Touchstone); The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton (Sourcebooks Landmark); and Beautiful Bad, by Annie Ward (Park Row)

In addition, the Strand presented Lifetime Achievement Awards to two prominent authors: Heather Graham and Donna Leon. And it gave Dominique Raccah, the publisher and CEO of Sourcebooks, its Publisher of the Year Award.

(Hat tip to Mystery Fanfare.)

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