Does fiction matter when reality is so harrowing? Albert Camus, author of The Stranger, said “fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.” But is fiction, especially genre fiction — mysteries, thrillers, suspense, and romance — the place to talk about serious issues such as the contentious immigration… Read more
Broken Windows by Paul D. Marks is the second book in the Duke Rogers PI series. If you enjoy old-school PI tales, you’ll love getting to know L.A. PI (and former Navy SEAL) Duke Rogers. Duke is still reeling from the events of White Heat—the first (and Shamus Award-winning) thriller to… Read more
The Mystery Readers International have announced the nominees for the 2017 Macavity Awards. The Macavity Award—named for the “mystery cat” of T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats—is an annual award celebrating the year's best in the mystery genre.
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 in the world, is open to all readers, fans, critics, editors, publishers, and writers. Started by Janet A. Rudolph in Berkeley, California, it… Read more
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 more information about the many awards given during the convention, dates, guests of honor, etc.) BEST NOVEL Lamentation… Read more
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 Awards were given during Bouchercon. So far we've only gotten to the Anthonys (for shame), so here are more of these recently-announced worthies to add… Read more