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April 21 2016

Where All Light Tends to Go by David Joy

Where All Light Tends to Go by David Joy is a southern coming-of-age thriller, set in the mountains of Cashiers, NC, which follows young Jacob McNeely as he struggles to decide on whether to continue...
April 20 2016

Q&A with Susanna Calkins, Author of A Death Along the River Fleet and Mary Higgins Clark Award Nominee

Susanna Calkins, author of A Death Along the River Fleet — the 4th Lucy Campion Mystery — was kind enough to answer some of Criminal Element's questions about her love...
April 19 2016

Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime by Val McDermid

Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime by Val McDermid is a sprawling history of forensic science that utilizes first-hand accounts and interviews from experts in the...
February 25 2016

Carnage Count: Ranking 2016’s Best Picture Nominees

And we’re back! 2016’s Academy Awards brought forth eight worthy films to compete for Best Picture, and while I’m not necessarily worthy of judging these movies on the cinematic...
February 4 2016

Announcing 2016’s Agatha Awards Nominees

Malice Domestic, an annual convention held in Washington DC honoring the best of the traditional/cozy mystery genre, has announced the nominees for this year's Agatha Awards.  Loosely...
October 1 2015

Killer Nashville’s 2015 Silver Falchion Finalists Announced: Vote Now!

Killer Nashville has announced the full list of finalists for the 2015 Silver Falchion Readers Choice Awards, which we have below. Congrats to everyone nominated, and make sure you vote for your...
October 1 2015

The ZINNG: A Cool $25K for E-Mysteries (and Lethal Selfies)

The new Mysterious Press Award honors “the best e-book original mystery novel“ with a cool $25k and worldwide distribution! We read about it at The Rap Sheet, where there are loads more...
September 24 2015

The ZINNG: Staub’s Movie, Barker’s TV, Things to Do in Denver (and London)

Set your DVRs for Wendy Corsi Staub's novel Hello, It's Me (written as Wendy Markham) airing Sunday at 9p Eastern on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel. Many Congratulations to...
August 31 2015

The ZINNG: The Scents of Outlaws and Spies

Hiding in plain sight! Espionage author Frederick Forsyth reveals his 20 years of spying for MI6 in his upcoming autobiography. Read more in the Telegraph: “It is 55, 60 years later. There have...
July 22 2015

Announcing the Hammett Prize Nominees

Awards season closing in on us, so dust off those red carpet duds, grab your finest champagne flute, and get ready to roll! We've already informed you of 2015's Thriller Award nominees...
July 13 2015

ThrillerFest Day Two: Debut Authors and Awards

The International Thriller Writers organization is well known for their debut authors program, which has nurtured many a thriller writer from volunteer to award-winning novelist. One of these authors...
June 22 2015

Announcing 2015’s Macavity Award Nominations!

  Awards season continues apace, with a new slate of nominees for the 2015 Macavity Awards from Mystery Readers International. “MRI is the largest mystery fan/reader organization...
June 9 2015

Announcing 2015’s Shamus Award Nominees!

The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) have announced the nominees for 2015's Shamus awards, granted to works published during 2014. According to their guidelines: A Private Eye is defined...
May 26 2015

Congratulating 2015’s Crimefest Awards Winners!

Congratulations to the following winners from Crimefest 2015, which took place in Bristol, U.K. The ceremony took place at the Bristol Royal Mariott Hotel and concluded a convention where over...
May 7 2015

Announcing 2015’s Anthony Award Nominees!

This week in awards season brings the Anthony Award nominations, to be conferred during Bouchercon, the world mystery convention, held in Raleigh, NC. (You can also check out our Lowdown Calendar for...
May 6 2015

Announcing 2015’s Arthur Ellis Award Nominees!

The Crime Writers of Canada recently announced 2015's nominees for the Arthur Ellis Award. Here's the CWC shortlist! BEST NOVEL Cold Mourning by Brenda Chapman None so Blind by Barbara...
May 4 2015

Congratulating 2015’s Agatha Award Winners!

Over the weekend at Malice Domestic, the following nominated works (and their authors) won the Agatha Award teapots! BEST CONTEMPORARY NOVEL: Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan BEST HISTORICAL...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
April 30 2015

2015’s Edgar Awards: Mystery’s Faithful Gather

Once a year, the mystery writing community reaches critical mass in a place filled with the greatest living purveyors of the genre. The moment occurs at the Edgar Allan Poe Awards Dinner hosted by the...
March 20 2015

Left Coast Crime 2015: Crimelandia

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the annual Left Coast Crime mystery writers’ convention took place in Portland, Oregon, returning to the Rose City for the first time since 2002. The four-day...
February 17 2015

Carnage Count: Ranking 2015’s Best Picture Nominees

If there’s one thing we can probably agree on, it’s the more murder, mystery, and mayhem in a film, the more we’ll like it. This year, eight films were nominated for the Academy...
February 6 2015

Kids Reenacting 2015 Oscar Nominees

Have you seen the Oscar nominees for Best Picture? Maybe not like this. Kids play selected bits from each movie, and though it's only three minutes, there's so much excellence packed into that...
February 2 2015

Announcing 2015’s Agatha Award Nominees

The groundhog and awards season are upon us! The Agatha Awards honor the “traditional mystery.” That is to say, books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie as well as others, loosely...
January 26 2015

Lowdown Calendar: More of 2015’s Mystery Conventions

We've already highlighted 5 of the biggest mystery fan conventions of 2015, but lucky for us, there are tons more great conferences happening all over, including regional or specialty crime fiction...
January 21 2015

Announcing 2015’s Edgar Nominees

The Mystery Writers of America have announced the Edgar Award nominees and special winners.  The Edgars banquet—an annual black-tie gala celebrating crime fiction, non-fiction, and television...
January 19 2015

The Lowdown Calendar of 2015’s Biggest Mystery Conventions

Mystery conventions are a great way to find new mystery-loving friends and hear directly from your favorite authors – and maybe even meet some of them. All of these conventions feature keynote...
January 16 2015

2015 Oscar Nominations: Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel Lead the Way

The 2015 Academy Award nominees have been announced, and in a two-way tie for the lead with nine nominations are Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and The Grand Budapest Hotel. It's...
December 12 2014

MWA Announces 2015 Grand Master, Raven, and Ellery Queen Award Winners!

Mystery Writers of America has just announced its new Grand Masters for 2015, and authors Lois Duncan and James Ellroy will be honored at the Edgar Awards banquet next April 29th. In...
November 17 2014

2014’s Anthony, Macavity, and Shamus Awards!

Here are the winners' lists from three of the sets of awards announced at this weekend's Bouchercon!   Anthony Award Winners (voted on by Bouchercon attendees) Best...
November 11 2014

The Malfeasance Occasional: Special $1.99 Discount!

In advance of this week's Bouchercon, if you haven't had a chance to read our very own Travis Richardson's “Incident on the 405”, you can read it in full here! Travis's...
August 22 2014

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards: Who Will Win? (Updated)

Author's Note: I've updated the post to include the winners. Some predictions went well! Some, not so much. I'll be reacting in the comments, so join me there as we complain about everyone...