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Tue
May 6 2014 4:15pm

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 banquet at the nominees’ cocktail party, the prelude to the grandest evening in the mystery community’s year.

In a reception room at the Grand Hyatt in New York City, the Edgar Award nominees circulate, pose for photos, and try to appear nonchalant about their nominations. They’ve had months to accustom themselves to the sound of “Edgar Award nominee” attached to their names. Mystery Writers of America revealed the nominees’ list in January. Nevertheless, this is the night the winners are announced and it’s only natural for everyone to feel jitters.

[Put us out of our misery!]

Thu
Jan 16 2014 7:00pm

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.  The Edgars banquet—an annual black-tie gala celebrating crime fiction, non-fiction, and television writing—will be held on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.  As always, it's a fantastic list of great work, but perhaps our favorite honoree is at the very bottom, just for humility's sake.

BEST NOVEL
Sandrine's Case by Thomas H. Cook
The Humans by Matt Haig
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
Standing in Another Man's Grave by Ian Rankin
Until She Comes Home by Lori Roy

BEST FIRST NOVEL
The Resurrectionist by Matthew Guinn
Ghostman by Roger Hobbs
Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman
Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews
Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne
Almost Criminal by E. R. Brown
Joe Victim by Paul Cleave
Joyland by Stephen King
The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood
Brilliance by Marcus Sakey

BEST FACT CRIME
Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery by Paul Collins
Mortal Sins: Sex, Crime, and the Era of Catholic Scandal by Michael D'Antonio
The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness and Murder by Charles Graeber
The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and the Medics Behind Nazi Lines by Cate Lineberry
The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower

BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL
Maigret, Simenon and France: Social Dimensions of the Novels and Stories
by Bill Alder
America is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture
by Erik Dussere
Pimping Fictions: African American Crime Literature and the Untold
Story of Black Pulp Publishing by Justin Gifford
Ian Fleming by Andrew Lycett
Middlebrow Feminism in Classic British Detective Fiction
by Melissa Schaub

BEST SHORT STORY
“The Terminal” – Kwik Krimes by Reed Farrel Coleman
“So Long, Chief” – Strand Magazine by Max Allan Collins & Mickey Spillane
“The Caxton Private Lending Library and Book Depository” – Bibliomysteries
by John Connolly
“There are Roads in the Water” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
by Trina Corey
“Where That Morning Sun Does Down” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
by Tim L. Williams

BEST JUVENILE
Strike Three, You're Dead by Josh Berk
Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking by Erin Dionne
P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man by Caroline Lawrence
Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

BEST YOUNG ADULT
All the Truth That's In Me by Julie Berry
Far Far Away by Tom McNeal
Criminal by Terra Elan McVoy
How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller
Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher

BEST TV EPISODE/TELEPLAY
“Episode 3” – Luther, Teleplay by Neil Cross
“Episode 1” – The Fall, Teleplay by Allan Cubitt
“Legitimate Rape” – Law & Order: SVU, Teleplay by Kevin Fox & Peter Blauner
 “Variations Under Domestication” – Orphan Black, Teleplay by Will Pascoe
“Pilot” – The Following Teleplay by Kevin Williamson

MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD
There Was an Old Woman by Hallie Ephron
Fear of Beauty by Susan Froetschel
The Money Kill by Katia Lief
Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman
The Sixth Station by Linda Stasi

ROBERT L. FISH AWARD
Since 1984, the prolific author's estate has sponsored an award for the Best First Short Story by an American Author.

This year's winner. *drum roll*... is from our inaugural issue of The Malfeasance Occasional: Girl Trouble!

“The Wentworth Letter” by Jeff Soloway

Check out the issue page to learn more about the story and e-collection of short fiction, including the chance to read two of the stories in their entirety.

Many congratulations to all the nominees, and as for our winner, we couldn't be more thrilled!

Tue
Nov 26 2013 11:45am

Now Win This!: Thanksgiving Sweeeeeepstakes

We're giving thanks for the opportunity to do a Sweeeeeepstakes of six great e-books!

Click here to enter for a chance to win!

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Fri
Sep 6 2013 7:45am

The Malfeasance Occasional’s Girl Trouble Is Nigh!

The Malfeasance Occasional (The M.O.): Girl Trouble Issue14 short crime stories on a theme are collected in the inaugural “Girl Trouble” e-issue of Criminal Element's Malfeasance Occasional (available September 24th, 2013).

Tender-hearted, tough-minded (and occasionally foul-mouthed) girls take center stage in suspenseful tales that are also touching, haunting, and darkly funny. From modern cities and the middle of nowhere—even a place that never existed—come stories about female entrepreneurs, housewives, mothers, daughters, addicts, strivers, wanderers, conquerors, runaways, and women in collision. Whatever you think upon hearing the phrase Girl Trouble, this spectacularly varied e-collection of short crime fiction delivers.

Way back when, The M.O. was conceived as a crowd-sourced project, from our open submissions call for diverse interpretations on the theme to the cover art by artist Brian Rau, which site visitors voted to select. Finally, after many storms (and not all figurative) we're delighted finally to share it with the community of crime fans who made it possible. Read on for more information about each of the stories and contributors!

[We got all kinds of Girl Trouble for ya...]