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2011 Edgar Award Nominees Announced

Monday, Jan 31, 2011 at 8:32pm

The Mystery Writers of America have announced the shortlists for the 2011 Edgar Awards. Prizes are awarded for Best Novel, Best First Novel, Best Paperback Original, Best Fact Crime,Best Critical Biographical,Best Short Story, Best Juvenile,Young Adult, Play, and Television Episode.

In the Best Novel Category:

A list of nominees in all categories can be found here.

Categories: Awards, Mystery & Crime

People Live Still in Cashtown Corners by Tony Burgess

Wednesday, Nov 03, 2010 at 9:12am

Canadian filmmaker Bruce McDonald's recent film, Pontypool, was based on the Tony Burgess novel Pontypool Changes Everything. The two artists have collaborated again with the book trailer for ChiZine Publications' People Live Still in Cashtown Corners.

Categories: buzz, Mystery & Crime, movies, Horror


Michael Van Rooy -- Night Table Recommendations

Tuesday, Aug 31, 2010 at 4:32pm

I'm always reading different things and I love to juggle books - subjects and concepts - in order to see what comes up! That means my night table books tend travel from room to room in the house and with me to the offices and wherever I end up during the day.

That's my apology for the chaos of this list!

Categories: Reviews, Discussions, buzz, Authors, Mystery & Crime


The Mediocre Assassin's Handbook by Tamara Sheehan

Thursday, Jul 08, 2010 at 9:37am

Hyabusa Jao isn't much of an assassin--at least he hasn't been since his partner and lover Waya was killed. Jao's sadistic boss has given him one more chance to get his head straight, if he doesn't: he won't be a mediocre assassin, he'll be a dead one.

Categories: Reviews, SciFi & Fantasy, Mystery & Crime


A Criminal to Remember by Michael Van Rooy

Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 6:42pm

Michael Van Rooy has just released A Criminal to Remember, his third book starring reformed (sort of) criminal, Montgomery Haaviko. Monty's been in and out of pretty near every federal prison in Canada. He's been a thief, burglar and armed robber; an addict and a drug dealer. He was as bad as bad could be, but he gave that up for the love of a good woman. Now, Monty babysits the neighbourhood children. But old habits are hard to break...

Categories: Reviews, Staff Pick, Mystery & Crime, Winnipeg


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