With Davina Porter narrating, this book originally published by Midnight Ink is receiving new notice (thank you, Davina)! It also was nominated earlier this year for an Audie award. Wishing you fantastic good luck at Bouchercon this November, Davina, when the winners will be announced.
I am very honored and happy to announce that my mystery novel PAGAN SPRING has just been nominated for 2014 Agatha and Dilys awards.
The winner of the Dilys will be announced at Left Coast Crime in Monterey, California, in March. The winner of the Agatha for Best Contemporary Mystery will be announced in May at the Malice Domestic convention in Bethesda, Maryland.
Here is the full list of Dilys nominees, with thanks to Robin of Aunt Agatha's bookstore, head of the Dilys Award Committee, for providing the list:
2014 Dilys Award Nominees
Seven for a Secret, Lyndsay Faye, Amy Einhorn Books
The Black Country, Alex Grecian, Putnam Adult
Spider Woman’s Daughter, Anne Hillerman, Harper
Ordinary Grace, William Kent Krueger, Atria Books
Pagan Spring, G.M. Malliet, Minotaur
The Land of Dreams, Vidar Sundstol, University of Minnesota Press
I will be appearing on a panel with William Kent Krueger next month at the Tucson Festival of the Book. Anne Hillerman will also be in attendance. And maybe one more person from this list? Anyway, I am beyond thrilled by this and by the Agatha nomination for Best Contemporary Mystery Novel:
2014 Agatha Award Nominees
Best Contemporary Novel:
Through the Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming (Minotaur Books)
Pagan Spring by G.M. Malliet (Minotaur Books)
How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
Clammed Up by Barbara Ross (Kensington Books)
The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books)
Best Historical Novel:
Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen (Berkley)
Death in the Time of Ice by Kaye George (Untreed Reads Publishing)
A Friendly Game of Murder by JJ Murphy (Signet)
Murder in Chelsea by Victoria Thompson (Berkley)
A Question of Honor by Charles Todd (William Morrow)
Best First Novel:
Death Al Dente by Leslie Budewitz (Berkley)
You Cannoli Die Once by Shelley Costa (Pocket Books)
Board Stiff by Kendel Lynn (Henery Press)
Kneading to Die by Liz Mugavero (Kensington)
Front Page Fatality by LynDee Walker (Henery Press)
Best Short Story (note that links take you to copies of these short stories):
"Evil Little Girl" by Barb Goffman, Don't Get Mad, Get Even (Wildside Press)
"Nightmare" by Barb Goffman, Don't Get Mad, Get Even (Wildside Press)
"The Hindi Houdini" (PDF) by Gigi Pandian, Fish Nets (Wildside Press)
"Bread Baby" (PDF) by Barbara Ross, Best New England Crime Stories 2014: Stone Cold (Level Best Books)
"The Care and Feeding of House Plants" (PDF) by Art Taylor, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March/April 2013
Georgette Heyer by Jennifer Kloester (Source Books Inc.)
Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova (Viking Penguin)
Not Everyone's Cup of Tea: An Interesting & Entertaining History of Malice Domestic's First 25 Years by Verena Rose and Rita Owen, Editors (Wildside Press)
The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower (Minotaur Books)
Best Children's/Young Adult Novel:
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (HMH Books for Young Readers)
Traitor in the Shipyard: A Caroline Mystery by Kathleen Ernst (American Girl Mysteries)
Andi Unexpected by Amanda Flower (Zonderkidz)
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein (Random House Books)
Code Busters Club: Mystery of the Pirate's Treasure by Penny Warner (Edgmont USA)
Max Tudor's second adventure is now available for preorder, wherever you prefer to shop: Online, in bookstores--and don't forget the beloved independent bookstores. Here are the ISBNs that officially identify the book for booksellers:
Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-312-64797-1
E-book ISBN: 978-1-250-01825-0
The book cover is coming soon and I'll post it here. It is a knockout.
WICKED AUTUMN, I am so very pleased to say, is on the list. (I mean, just look at the other nominees, below!)The 2012 Dilys Winn Award Nominees have been announced and
The winner will be named at the Left Coast Crime convention in March. The Dilys is given each year by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association (IMBA) to the book independent booksellers most enjoyed selling during the past year.
The 2012 Dilys Nominees Are:
FAITHFUL PLACE, Tana French
WICKED AUTUMN, G.M. Malliet
TAG MAN, Archer Mayor
A TRICK OF THE LIGHT, Louise Penny
GHOST HERO, S.J. Rozan
Presented last night at the Malice Domestic banquet.
* denotes winner.
Stork Raving Mad by Donna Andrews (Minotaur)
* Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard (Ballantine)
Drive Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Mira)
Truly, Madly by Heather Webber (St. Martin's Paperbacks)
Best First Novel:
* The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames (Berkley)
Murder at the PTA by Laura Alden (Obsidian)
Maid of Murder by Amanda Flower (Five Star/Gale)
Full Mortality by Sasscer Hill (Wildside Press)
Diamonds for the Dead by Alan Orloff (Midnight Ink)
The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum (Penguin)
* Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: 50 Years of Mysteries in the Making by John Curran (Harper)
Sherlock Holmes for Dummies by Stephen Doyle & David A. Crowder (For Dummies)
Have Faith in Your Kitchen by Katherine Hall Page (Orchises Press)
Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History by Yunte Huang (W.W. Norton & Co.)
Best Short Story:
"Swing Shift" by Dana Cameron, Crimes by Moonlight (Berkley)
"Size Matters" by Sheila Connolly, Thin Ice (Level Best Books)
"Volunteer of the Year" by Barb Goffman, Chesapeake Crimes: They Had it Comin' (Wildside Press)
* "So Much in Common" by Mary Jane Maffini, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine - Sept./Oct. 2010
"The Green Cross" by Liz Zelvin, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine - August 2010
Best Children's/Young Adult:
Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer by John Grisham (Dutton Children's)
Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus by R. L. LaFevers (Houghton Mifflin)
The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y. S. Lee (Candlewick)
Virals by Kathy Reichs (Razorbill)
* The Other Side of Dark by Sarah Smith (Atheneum)
Death and the Lit Chick is one of the nominees in the fiction category of the Library of Virginia 2010 Literary Awards. Here are all of last year's winners:
Poetry: Lisa Russ Spaar. Satin Cash. Persea Books.
Fiction: Domnica Radulescu. Train to Trieste. Alfred A. Knopf.
Nonfiction: Annette Gordon-Reed. The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. W. W. Norton Company.
People's Choice Award for Fiction: Martin Clark, The Legal Limit
People's Choice Award for Nonfiction: Roger Mudd, The Place to Be: Washington, CBS, and the Glory Days of Television News
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: John Grisham
Received word on May 4 that Death of a Cozy Writer has been nominated for a Macavity Award for Best First Novel from Mystery Readers International. The Macavity is awarded each year at Bouchercon, which this year will be held in Indianapolis.
I am thrilled to announce that Death of a Cozy Writer has been nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel. The Agatha Award is given to books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. The Agathas will be handed out during the Malice Domestic banquet on May 2.