Friday, November 14, 2014

Plethora of Prizes in Long Beach

Having overcome a pretty serious technical issue that prevented my posting from the site of Bouchercon 2014, in Long Beach, California (I forgot my password in to Blogger--yeah, I know, I should have written it down somewhere), I can finally deliver to all you loyal Rap Sheet readers the results of last night’s awards presentations.

(Presented by Mystery Readers International)

Best Mystery Novel: Ordinary Grace, by William Kent Krueger (Atria)

Also nominated: Sandrine’s Case, by Thomas H. Cook (Mysterious Press); Dead Lions, by Mick Herron (Soho Crime); The Wicked Girls, by Alex Marwood (Penguin); How the Light Gets In, by Louise Penny (Minotaur); and Standing in Another Man’s Grave, by Ian Rankin (Reagan Arthur)

Best First Mystery: A Killing at Cotton Hill, by Terry Shames
(Seventh Street)

Also nominated: Yesterday’s Echo, by Matt Coyle (Oceanview); Rage Against the Dying, by Becky Masterman (Minotaur); Cover of Snow, by Jenny Milchman (Ballantine); and Norwegian by Night, by Derek Miller (Faber and Faber)

Best Mystery Short Story: “The Care and Feeding of Houseplants,” by Art Taylor (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March/April 2013)

Also nominated: “The Terminal,” by Reed Farrel Coleman (from Kwik Krimes, edited by Otto Penzler; Thomas & Mercer); “The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository,” by John Connolly (Bibliomysteries: Short Tales About Deadly Books, edited by Otto Penzler; Bookspan); “The Dragon’s Tail,” by Martin Limon (from Nightmare Range: The Collected Sueno and Bascom Short Stories; Soho Books); “The Hindi Houdini,” by Gigi Pandian (from Fish Nets: The Second Guppy Anthology, edited by Ramona DeFelice Long; Wildside Press); and “Incident on the 405,” by Travis Richardson (from The Malfeasance Occasional: Girl Trouble, edited by Clare Toohey; Macmillan)

Best Non-fiction: The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War, by Daniel Stashower (Minotaur)

Also nominated: The Lady and Her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley’s Masterpiece, by Roseanne Montillo (Morrow); and Being Cool: The Work of Elmore Leonard, by Charles J. Rzepka (Johns Hopkins University Press)

Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award: Murder as a Fine Art, by David Morrell (Little, Brown)

Also nominated: A Murder at Rosamund’s Gate, by Susanna Calkins (Minotaur); Saving Lincoln, by Robert Kresge (ABQ Press); Dandy Gilver and a Bothersome Number of Corpses, by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur); and Ratlines, by Stuart Neville (Soho Crime)

(Presented by Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine)

Best Novel: Ordinary Grace, by William Kent Krueger (Atria)

Also nominated: A Conspiracy of Faith, by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Dutton); A Tap on the Window, by Linwood Barclay (New American Library); Sandrine’s Case, by Thomas H. Cook (Mysterious Press); Suspect, by Robert Crais (Putnam); and Standing in Another Man’s Grave, by Ian Rankin (Reagan Arthur)

Best First Novel: Japantown, by Barry Lancet (Simon & Schuster)

Also nominated: Burial Rites, by Hannah Kent (Little, Brown); The Bookman’s Tale, by Charlie Lovett (Viking); Rage Against the Dying, by Becky Masterman (Minotaur); Cover of Snow, by Jenny Milchman (Ballantine; and Norwegian by Night, by Derek B. Miller (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Best Paperback Original: I Hear the Sirens in the Street, by Adrian McKinty (Seventh Street)

Also nominated: Joe Victim, by Paul Cleave (Atria); Disciple of Las Vegas, by Ian Hamilton (Picador); The Rage, by Gene Kerrigan (Europa Editions); Fear in the Sunlight, by Nicola Upson (Harper); and Fixing to Die, by Elaine Viets (Signet)

Best Thriller: The Doll, by Taylor Stevens (Crown)

Also nominated: Dead Lions, by Mick Herron (Soho Crime); Ghostman, by Roger Hobbs (Knopf); Red Sparrow, by Jason Matthews (Scribner); The Shanghai Factor, by Charles McCarry (Mysterious Press); and Ratlines, by Stuart Neville (Soho Crime)

The Don Sandstrom Memorial Award for lifetime achievement in mystery fandom went to Ted Hertel.

In addition, The Short Mystery Fiction Society celebrated the winners of its 2014 Derringer Awards, previously announced here. The SMFS also gave its Edward D. Hoch Lifetime Achievement Award to Ed Gorman, who was unfortunately not on hand to accept that prize.

Tonight will bring news about the winners of this year’s Shamus Awards for private-eye fiction. If I can remember my damn password long enough, I shall let you know as soon as I can who won.

1 comment:

Kate Pilarcik ~ absolutely said...

Listening in to the big announcements from the other Coast -- *Congrats* to all winners, contenders and of course forward password memory.

(thank God we didn't trust you with the nuclear spy codes, good sir)

~ Absolutely*Kate
suspense author | intrigue promoter