Saturday, July 23, 2016

Tie-in Triumphs

It was announced yesterday which authors and books won the 2016 Scribe Awards, given out by the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers. The Scribes honor “licensed works that tie in with other media such as television, movies, gaming, or comic books.”

There were five categories of contestants in line for this year’s prizes, not all of them dominated by crime, mystery, or thriller fiction. However, a TV thriller-oriented tie-in novel, 24: Rogue, by David Mack (Forge), did win in the Best Original Novel—General division. Three other candidates vied for that same commendation: Elementary: The Ghost Line, by Adam Christopher (Titan); Kill Me, Darling, by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins (Titan); and Don Pendleton’s Mack Bolan: Desert Falcons, by Michael A. Black (Gold Eagle).

In addition, the 2016 Best Short Story prize went to “Fallout,” a Mike Hammer yarn by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins, originally printed in The Strand Magazine (November 2014-February 2015).

You’ll find the full rundown of nominees in author David Mack’s blog.

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