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Crime HQ
May 22 2014

Announcing the Bouchercon 2014 Anthony Award Nominees!

Murder is coming to Long Beach, CA, and Bouchercon has announced the nominees for the 2014 Anthony Awards! Congratulations to the nominees listed below: Best Mystery Novel Suspect by Robert...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
May 6 2014

2014’s Edgar Awards: A Grand Night for Books

I considered titling this post “The Night I Hugged John Connolly,” but that might sound like I’m showing off. So I’ll begin my recap of the 68th annual Edgar Awards gala...
Crime HQ
January 17 2014

Announcing 2014’s Edgar Nominees (and Our Own Winner)!

After last month's announcement of two new Grandmasters and the Raven Award winner, Mystery Writers of America has announced the rest of the shortlist of award nominees and special winners. ...
jenny_maloney
October 22 2013

Fresh Meat: The Creeps by John Connolly

The Creeps by John Connolly continues the adventures of Samuel Johnson and his dachshund Boswell as he faces down demons, ghosts, bad dates, and various baddies of the multiverse in order to protect...
Crime HQ
September 26 2013

Announcing the 2013 Barry, Macavity, and Shamus Awards!

Not only Bouchercon's own Anthony Awards, but Mystery Readers International's Macavity Awards, Deadly Pleasures Magazine's Barry Awards, and the Private Eye Writers of America's Shamus...
Crime HQ
September 24 2013

2013 Anthony Awards and Bouchercon Pix!

The Anthony Awards were held during Bouchercon in Albany last weekend, and here are the shortlists, with winners in bold: BEST NOVEL Dare Me by Megan Abbott The Trinity Game by Sean Chercover Gone...
Crime HQ
June 3 2013

CrimeFest 2013 Award Winners

CrimeFest bills itself as “a convention for people who like to read an occasional crime novel as well as for die-hard fanatics.” In other words, a convention for everyone in the world. And...
Crime HQ
May 6 2013

Edgar and Agatha Have an Award-Winning Week in 2013!

First it was The Edgar Awards, announced on Thursday night: Best Novel: Live by Night by Dennis Lehane Best First Novel: The Expats by Chris Pavone Best Paperback Original: The Last...
Crime HQ
February 12 2013

Oh, Agatha! 2013 Agatha Award Nominees Announced

2013 is in full swing, which means the awards are coming in for 2012’s best books. In addition to the winners of the Loveys and the nominees for the Lefties, last week we heard the announcement...
Crime HQ
February 10 2013

Killer TBR: Must Love Zombies

So you’ve read The Walking Dead graphic novels thus far, and every week you eagerly await the new episode of the television version. Perhaps you’ve even read Isaac Marion’s Warm Bodies....
Crime HQ
January 16 2013

Mystery Writers of America Announces 2013 Edgar Award Nominees

Oscars, Emmys, Nobel Prizes... yeah, they’re nice too. But these are the award nominations we wait all year to hear. Today, Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees and honorees for...
LauraKCurtis
December 28 2012

Fresh Meat: The Wrath of Angels by John Connolly

The Wrath of Angels is the eleventh Charlie Parker thriller by John Connolly (available January 1, 2013). In the depths of the Maine woods, the wreckage of a plane is discovered. There are no bodies,...
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...
Crime HQ
June 8 2012

Now Win This!: A Ticket to Bouchercon

Sorry, this sweepstakes has ended. Stay tuned on our Sweepstakes page for more offers! Click here to register for a chance to win! October 4–7 the mystery community will...
MyBookishWays
May 2 2012

The Top Five Detectives You Wouldn’t Want on Your Tail

Sure, most of us aren’t the serial killers, jewel thieves, or mobsters we read about, but we still wouldn’t want anyone poking their noses into our business. Literature is filled with sleuths we...
Crime HQ
April 17 2012

Now Win This!: The Straight Up Zombie Sweepstakes

Sorry, this sweepstakes has ended. Stay tuned on our Sweepstakes page for more offers! Click here to enter for a chance to win! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE DOES NOT...
DaveRichards
April 4 2012

Crime and Horror: Two Great Tastes that Taste Great Together

When a crime is committed a balance is upset and with that comes a sense of unease and perhaps even dread, especially if the perpetrator of the crime renains at large. It’s like a monster has been...
JordanFoster
December 23 2011

The Dead Wives Club: US Edition

The Yanks refused to be outdone, and thus the American chapter of the Dead Wives Club was born. Here in the Land of Opportunity, membership is not denied to women, and two widows take their places among...
JordanFoster
December 19 2011

The Dead Wives Club: UK Edition

Some clubs have an exclusive membership list. It takes years or connections or both to get a coveted spot. Then there’s a group like crime fiction’s Dead Wives Club where membership is something...
RKLewis
December 13 2011

What Is Noir?

“So,” said the lovely dame sitting next to me, “what really is Noir?” Smiled as she said it. Like she knew she was setting me up. A level of mirth on par with seeing me nude...
LauraKCurtis
November 17 2011

An Unnatural Appreciation: A Fan Letter To John Connolly

Every once in a while, an author comes along who resonates with you on some level, whose books you cannot put down, whose work you will seek out even if it’s not your “usual thing.” I don’t...
Crime HQ
October 22 2011

All Hallow’s Read: Criminal Element’s Picks

Last year author Neil Gaiman decided that people should give away books more often. Instead of  competing with the gift-giving craze of the winter holidays, he began the idea of All Hollow’s...