012/2010 Diamond Dagger Recipient

The Crime Writers Association of Britain (CWA) has announced that Val McDermid will receive the 2010 CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger, to honor her outstanding achievement in the field of crime writing.

013/2010 Dilys Award Nominees Announced

The Independent Mystery Booksellers Association has announced the nominees for the 2010 Dilys Award as follows:

・ The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (Delacorte Press)
・ A Quiet Belief in Angels by R.J. Ellroy (Overlook)
・ The Dark Horse by Craig Johnson (Viking)
・ The Girl Who Played with Fire by Steig Larsson (Knopf)
・ The Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville (Soho Crime)
・ The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
・ The Shanghai Moon by S.J. Rozan (Minotaur Books)

014/2010 Edgar Award Nominees

Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce on the 201st
anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, its Nominees for the 2010
Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction,
non-fiction and television published or produced in 2009. The Edgar?¬
Awards will be presented to the winners at our 64th Gala Banquet,
April 29, 2010 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.

The Missing by Tim Gautreaux (Random House - Alfred A. Knopf)
The Odds by Kathleen George (Minotaur Books)
The Last Child by John Hart (Minotaur Books)
Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death by Charlie Huston (Random
House - Ballantine Books)
Nemesis by Jo Nesbo, translated by Don Bartlett (HarperCollins)
A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn (Simon & Schuster - Atria

The Girl She Used to Be by David Cristofano (Grand Central Publishing)
Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley (Simon & Schuster - Touchstone)
The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf (MIRA Books)
A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield (Minotaur Books ミ Thomas
Dunne Books)
Black Water Rising by Attica Locke (HarperCollins)
In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff (Minotaur Books)

Bury Me Deep by Megan Abbott (Simon & Schuster)
Havana Lunar by Robert Arellano (Akashic Books)
The Lord God Bird by Russell Hill (Pleasure Boat Studio - Caravel
Body Blows by Marc Strange (Dundurn Press - Castle Street Mysteries)
The Herring-Seller's Apprentice by L.C. Tyler (Felony & Mayhem Press)

Columbine by Dave Cullen (Hachette Book Group - Twelve)
Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde by Jeff
Guinn (Simon & Schuster)
The Fence: A Police Cover-Up Along Boston’s Racial Divide by Dick Lehr
Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern
Art by Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo (The Penguin Press)
Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa by R.A. Scotti
(Random House - Alfred A. Knopf)

Talking About Detective Fiction by P.D. James (Random House - Alfred
A. Knopf)
The Lineup: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives edited by Otto Penzler (Hachette BookGroup - Little, Brown and Company)
Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King by Lisa Rogak (Thomas Dunne Books)
The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith by Joan Schenkar (St. Martin's Press)
The Stephen King Illustrated Companion by Bev Vincent (Fall River Press)

"Last Fair Deal Gone Down" - Crossroad Blues by Ace Atkins (Busted Flush Press)
"Femme Sole" - Boston Noir by Dana Cameron (Akashic Books)
"Digby, Attorney at Law" - Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine by Jim Fusilli (Dell Magazines)
"Animal Rescue" - Boston Noir by Dennis Lehane (Akashic Books)
"Amapola" - Phoenix Noir by Luis Alberto Urrea (Akashic Books)

The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
The Red Blazer Girls: The Ring of Rocamadour by Michael D. Beil (Random House Children's Books - Alfred A. Knopf)
Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Books)
Creepy Crawly Crime by Aaron Reynolds (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers)
The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline by Nancy Springer (Penguin Young Readers Group ミ Philomel Books)

Reality Check by Peter Abrahams (HarperCollins Children's Books - HarperTeen)
If the Witness Lied by Caroline B. Cooney (Random House Children's Books - Delacorte Press)
The Morgue and Me by John C. Ford (Penguin Young Readers Group - Viking Children's Books)
Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone by Dene Low (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Books)
Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell (Random House Children's Books - Delacorte Press)

"Place of Execution," Teleplay by Patrick Harbinson (PBS/WGBH Boston)
"Strike Three" - The Closer, Teleplay by Steven Kane (Warner Bros TV
for TNT)
"Look What He Dug Up This Time" - Damages, Teleplay by Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler & Daniel Zelman (FX Networks)
"Grilled" - Breaking Bad, Teleplay by George Mastras (AMC/Sony)
"Living the Dream" - Dexter, Teleplay by Clyde Phillips (Showtime)

"A Dreadful Day" - Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine by Dan Warthman (Dell Magazines)

Dorothy Gilman

Mystery Lovers Bookshop, Oakmont, Pennsylvania
Zev Buffman, International Mystery Writers’ Festival

Poisoned Pen Press (Barbara Peters & Robert Rosenwald)

(Presented at MWA’s Agents & Editors Party on Wednesday, April 28, 2010)
Awakening by S.J. Bolton (Minotaur Books)
Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof by Blaize Clement (Minotaur Books)
Never Tell a Lie by Hallie Ephron (HarperCollins - William Morrow)
Lethal Vintage by Nadia Gordon (Chronicle Books)
Dial H for Hitchcock by Susan Kandel (HarperCollins)

The Award will be announced during Left Coast Crime 2010 in Los Angeles, March 11-14

015/2010 Lefty, Bruce, Panik award nominees

Left Coast Crime 2010 has announced the nominees for the 2010 Lefty, Bruce, and Panik Awards as follows:

The Lefty Award (for a humorous mystery):
・ Swan for the Money, by Donna Andrews (Minotaur)
・ Living with Your Kids Is Murder, by Mike Befeler (Five Star)
・ Strangle a Loaf of Italian Bread, by Denise Dietz (Five Star)
・ Getting Old Is a Disaster, by Rita Lakin (Dell)
・ High Crimes on the Magical Plane, by Kris Neri (Red Coyote Press)

The Bruce Alexander Award
(for a historical mystery set before 1950):
・ Tears of Pearl, by Tasha Alexander (Minotaur)
・ In a Gilded Cage, by Rhys Bowen (Minotaur)
・ A Trace of Smoke, by Rebecca Cantrell (Forge)
・ Freedomユs Fight, by Gary Phillips (Parker Publishing)
・ Serpent in the Thorns, by Jeri Westerson (Minotaur)

The Panik Award (for L.A.-based noir, honoring deceased LCC 2010 chairman Paul Anik):
・ Cemetery Road, by Gar Anthony Haywood (Severn House)
・ Trust No One, by Gregg Hurwitz (St. Martinユs Press)
・ Death Was in the Picture, by Linda L. Richards (St. Martinユs Press)
・ Boulevard, by Stephen J. Schwartz (Forge)

The winners will be announced during Left Coast Crime 2010 held in Los Angeles from March 11 thru 14.