Strand Critics Award Nominees Announced

The Strand Magazine announced the nominees for the 2023 Strand Magazine Critics Awards as follows:

Best Novel category:
ANYWHERE YOU RUN, by Wanda M. Morris (Morrow)
BACK TO THE GARDEN, by Laurie R. King (Bantam)
DESERT STAR, by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)

HER LAST AFFAIR, by John Searles (Mariner)
A WORLD OF CURIOSITIES, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
SECRET IDENTITY, by Alex Segura (Flatiron)

Best Debut category:
JACKAL, by Erin E. Adams (Bantam)
A FLICKER IN THE DARK, by Stacy Willingham (Minotaur)

BEFORE YOU KNOW MY NAME, by Jacqueline Bublitz (Atria/Emily Bestler)
DONT KNOW TOUGH, by Eli Cranor (Soho Crime)
SHUTTER, by Ramona Emerson (Soho Crime)

TWO Strand Lifetime Achievement Awards Recipients:
James Lee Burke and
Lee Child

Strand Publisher of the Year Recipient:
Dan Smetanka, Vice President and Editorial Chief of Counterpoint Press

The winners will be announced virtually in September.