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Every Secret Thing by Emma Cole

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2008 at 10:06am

Emma Cole is the pen name of historical fiction author Susanna Kearsley, under which she writes crime thrillers. Every Secret Thing, which was nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award for Canadian Crime Novel, is the first of these, and it holds treasures for crime and historical fiction buffs alike.

Categories: Reviews, Mystery & Crime


Yiddish Policemen Can't Lose

Sunday, Aug 10, 2008 at 12:39pm

Okay, so Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policeman's Union didn't win the Edgar Award a few months back, but at Worldcon in Denver it did continue its genre dominance, winning both the Hugo Award for Best Novel and the Sidewise Award for Best Long Form Alternate History.

You can find a complete list of the Hugo winners here and the Sidewise winners here.

Also awarded at Worldcon was the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (not to be confused with the John W. Campbell Award for Best Novel, a juried prize recently awarded to Kathleen Ann Goonan for In War Times) which went this year to Mary Robinette Kowal.

Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy, Mystery & Crime

Scribe Awards Announced

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2008 at 10:37am

The second annual Scribe Awards were given out recently at this year's San Diego Comic Con International. The Awards, presented by the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers (IAMTW), seek to celebrate excellence in liscensed tie-in writing.

Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy, Mystery & Crime


Fincher Options The Automatic Detective

Thursday, Jul 10, 2008 at 9:57am

David Fincher of Fight Club and Se7en fame has optioned The Automatic Detective by fantasy author A. Lee Martinez along with Blur Animation Studios. No word yet what role Fincher will take in the production. Martinez, who won an Alex Award for his debut Gil's All Fright Diner, also has his novels In the Company of Ogres and the aforementioned Gil's on option for film treatments.

On behalf of I was happy to interview A. Lee Martinez back in October. You can also read a review of The Automatic Detective here.

Categories: SciFi & Fantasy, Mystery & Crime, movies

Kate Summerscale Wins 2008 Samuel Johnson Prize

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2008 at 3:05pm

UK author Kate Summerscale has been awarded the 2008 Samuel Johnson Prize for her book The Suspicions of Mr Whicher. The book revisits the murder of a three-year-old boy in Victorian England and a Scotland Yard detective's efforts to solve the case.

The prize, worth $60,000, is awarded annually to the best work of non-fiction.

Categories: Awards, Mystery & Crime


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