Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Judgment Calls

The Strand Magazine has released its lineup of nominees for the 2015 Strand Magazine Critics Awards. They are as follows:

Best Novel:
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)
The Whites, by Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt (Picador)
The Cartel, by Don Winslow (Knopf)

Best First Novel:
The Truth and Other Lies, by
Sascha Arango (Atria)
Normal, by Graeme Cameron (Mira)
The Marauders, by Tom Cooper (Crown)
Past Crimes, by Glen Erik Hamilton (HarperCollins)
The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead)
Disclaimer, by Renée Knight (Harper)

The winners of these commendations are to be announced during an invitation-only cocktail party in New York City on July 5.

In addition, Strand managing editor Andrew F. Gulli writes in The Guardian that Colin Dexter, the creator of Inspector Endeavour Morse, and Jeffery Deaver, the inventor of New York City forensic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme, have been chosen to receive this year’s Strand Critics lifetime achievement awards. “To me,” Gulli notes, “lifetime achievement awards serve as a reminder that we are privileged to live in an age where we can look at the shelves in bookstores and newsstands and see works by two authors destined to endure for generations as classics of a wonderful genre.”

(Hat tip to The Gumshoe Site.)

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