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CToohey
May 5 2014

2014’s Agatha Award Winners Announced

Ask the winning authors to make you some tea—they've got the gear! This weekend, during the Malice Domestic convention in Maryland, the winners of this year's Agatha Awards were announced. (Shhh-...
Crime HQ
April 29 2014

2014 Shortlists: U.K.’s CrimeFest Awards and the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Awards

The upcoming CrimeFest convention (May 15-18th, Bristol, U.K.) and the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Awards (June 5th, Toronto) have both announced their nominees, and we're thrilled to share...
DeborahLacy
February 4 2014

Fan Favorites: 2014’s Mystery Conventions

2014 promises to be chock full of wonderful mystery conventions and conferences ranging from Bouchercon— the world’s largest crime fiction convention—to more tightly-focused conferences...
Crime HQ
February 4 2014

Announcing the 2014 Left Coast Crime Awards Nominees!

More award news! Left Coast Crime will be oceanside in Monterey, California this year (thus the monikker Calamari Crime), and here is its recently announced list of nominated honorees! [For Humor,...
Crime HQ
February 4 2014

Announcing the 2014 Agatha Award Nominees!

The Malice Domestic convention celebrating traditional mysteries will be held for the 26th year, from May 2nd through May 4th, 2014, in Bethesda, Maryland. And keeping to tradition, they'll also...
TonyHays
June 18 2013

A Quick Hit and Run from CrimeFest 2013

The 6th annual Bristol UK’s CrimeFest 2013 has come and gone. And a great time was absolutely had by all. I attended this year, along with some 500 other authors and fans, and it was well...
April 2 2013

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Reporting from 2013’s Left Coast Crime in Colorado Springs

(Thanks to everyone for sharing photos, especially Clark Lohr!)     When Left Coast Crime attendees first arrived at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado,...
Crime HQ
March 19 2013

Nancy Drew Sleuths and You?: The 2013 Convention in Boston

Did you know you can join other sleuths and Nancy fans to explore the settings of The Secret of the Wooden Lady (#27) and The Case of the Vanishing Veil (#83)? We try to be on top of things, but...
Crime HQ
February 9 2013

Left Coast Crime Announces 2013’s Award Nominees

Left Coast Crime is an annual event sponsored by mystery fans, where readers, writers, librarians, and other mystery and thriller enthusiasts gather to share their mutual interest in the genre....
KelliStanley
January 29 2013

Welcome to Fedoraville! 10 Reasons to Make the Trip

I’ve got a confession to make. I love hats. Long before hipsters strolled the streets of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York sporting snap brim, modified fedoras that typically...
cmorgan
October 15 2012

The Walking Dead Panel Casts Shadows Over Season 3

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are turning. The wind has just a little bit more bite. And our favorite sheriff is back and fighting zombies in The Walking Dead. This past weekend, New...
Crime HQ
October 12 2012

Hard Core Cons: Finding Crime at New York Comic Con!

Her majesty looks so nice, but those handcuffs... This month is con-crazy! Of course, we adored being at Bouchercon last weekend, but upon return, we’ve got to jump right into New York Comic...
Crime HQ
October 9 2012

Overheard: Bouchercon Honorees Have Books to Die For...and So Can You!

Bouchercon is a guaranteed good time. Seriously. Even if you never leave the bar and spend all your time listening to conversations, you’re bound to meet up with some great people and hear some...
Crime HQ
October 6 2012

Mug Shot Mania: The Criminal Element Bouchercon Social Hour

There are a great many amusing things that happen at conferences, but one of our favorites is seeing our author friends get silly. So we set up tables full of props and let them go at it. Here’s...
DirkRobertson
September 22 2012

Bloody Scotland 2012: A Stirling Conference

What is a gathering of Scottish crime writers known as “Bloody Scotland?” Well, you were in Stirling, an hour’s drive from Scotland’s capital city Edinburgh, home of the larger-than-life...
Crime HQ
July 14 2012

Great People, Awful Pictures from ThrillerFest!

Before tonight’s International Thriller Awards (which we’ll live-tweet @crimehq), we thought we’d rush to share some collected pix. This is only a small, very unscientific sampling...
EmlynRees
June 17 2012

Reality Fiction? No Thanks!

The recent CrimeFest International Crime Fiction Festival in the UK was a great success. Plenty of big names, for one thing, including Jeffery Deaver, Frederick Forsyth, Lee Child, Simon Kernick and...
LizStrange
June 9 2012

Assorted Bloody Words about Canada’s 2012 Crime Conference

Bloody Words is Canada’s first and largest conference for mystery authors and fans. Bloody Words XII was held a week ago in Toronto, with Guest of Honor Linwood Barclay, International Guest of Honor...
Crime HQ
April 30 2012

Congratulations to the 2011 Agatha Award Winners!

This past weekend was the Malice Domestic conference, whose motto is “If traditional mysteries are your cup of tea...” And, as they do annually, they gave out the Agatha Awards for the best published...
April 5 2012

Go West! Some Thoughts on the Left Coast Crime Conference

I’m not a mystery convention junkie like some. Much of my decision to attend these annual events depends on book publication dates, vicinity, and how much cash is in my wallet. Since I live in Southern...
Crime HQ
April 3 2012

2012’s Left Coast Crime Award Winners

Left Coast Crime is always a fun time. Because it was held in Sacramento, this year’s theme was “Mining for Murder.” With another conference now in the books, here are all the award winners honored...
Crime HQ
February 16 2012

2011’s Agatha Awards Mean a Long Wait for a Cuppa

The annual Agatha Awards are also known as The Hardest Possible Way to Get a Ceramic Teapot. If most of us wanted such an item, we’d go to a swanky kitchen shop or even seek out an artisanal potter. Rather...
Crime HQ
February 3 2012

Conference Season is Here Again: Love is Murder!

If you couldn’t tell from all of our award nominee announcements over the past few weeks, conference season 2012 has arrrived in force. There’s the biggie, of course, Bouchercon, but that’s not...
CToohey
October 18 2011

New York Comic Con: It’s Exhaustive, I’m Exhausted

I think I’ve missed one year of the last 5, and this year’s NYCC was the biggest ever.  I was not at the first, but I do recall when it was small enough to have to share Javits Center...
CToohey
September 18 2011

2011 Anthony Awards Brunch at Bouchercon

What is that odd, blurry row of lucite gravestones, you ask?  They’re beautifull etched Anthony Awards, only my phone is not ideal for photos, and I forgot to bring a decent camera.  Therefore,...
Crime HQ
July 25 2011

Award Lee Child a Theakston’s Old Peculier

While some of the recent news surrounding Lee Child’s works has been met with, um, mixed reviews, fans should experience unabashed pleasure that he’s just won the 2011 award, his first, from...
CToohey
July 7 2011

2011’s ThrillerFest VI Begins!

Tonight is the opening reception for ThrillerFest VI here in New York City, a conference for thriller writers and fans hosted by ITW,  the International Thriller Writers.  The early sessions...
Terrie
April 24 2011

Book Club: Florida Femmes Fete Fairstein

Proud New Yorker I may be, but I’m lucky enough to spend my winters in south Florida—no snow, lots of sunny days with weather warm enough to swim, bike, and walk outdoors. But what about...