2013 Barry Award Winners Announced


The Editorial staff of Deadly Pleasures announced the winners for the 2013 Barry Awards as follows:

Best Novel: The Black House, by Peter May (Silver Oak)

Best First Novel: A Killing in the Hills, by Julia Keller (Minotaur Books)

Best Paperback Original: Mr. Churchill’s Secretary, by Susan Elia MacNeal (Bantam)

Best Thriller: The Fallen Angel, by Daniel Silva (Harper)

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2013 Shamus Award Winners Announced


The Shamus Awards were announced last night by Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) announced the winners for the 2013 Shamus Awards as follows:

Best Hardcover P.I. Novel: Taken, by Robert Crais (Putnam)

Best First P.I. Novel: Black Fridays, by Michael Sears (Putnam)

Best Original Paperback P.I. Novel: And She Was, by Alison Gaylin (Harper)

Best P.I. Short Story:Ghost Negligence,” by John Shepphird (Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, July/August 2012)

Best Indie P.I. Novel: White Heat, by Paul D. Marks (Timeless Skies)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Loren D. Estleman

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2013 Anthony Award Winners Announced


Bouchercon 2013 has announced the winners for the 2013 Anthony Awards as follows:

Best Novel: The Beautiful Mystery, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)

Best First Novel: The Expats, by Chris Pavone (Crown)

Best Paperback Original: Big Maria, by Johnny Shaw (Thomas & Mercer)

Best Short Story:Mischief in Mesopotamia,” by Dana Cameron (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, November 2012)

Best Critical Non-fiction Work: Books to Die For: The World’s Greatest Mystery Writers on the World’s Greatest Mystery Novels, edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke (Atria/Emily Bestler)

Lifetime Achievemen Award Recipient: Sue Grafton

David Thompson Special Service Award: Marv Lachman