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Canadian Crime Writer's Announce Arthur Ellis Award Shortlist

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 11:53am

The Arthur Ellis Awards, named for Canada's former official hangman, are awarded to works within the crime genre published for the first time in the previous year. The respective authors must be either living in Canada, or Canadians writing from abroad.

The Arthur Ellis Awards have also recently begun awarding their "Unhanged Arthur" for best unpublished crime novel, designed to launch the careers of the next generation of Canadian crime writers.

Congratulations to Winnipeg's Anita Daher, who has two novels nominated in the juvenile category.

Categories: Awards, Mystery & Crime


Down River Wins the Edgar Award for Best Novel

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 12:37pm

John Hart's thriller Down River has captured the Edgar for Best Novel, and Tana French was award the Prize for Best First Novel for In the Woods. Megan Abbott's Queenpin won for Best Paperback Original, and Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters received the Critical/Biographical Edgar.

The Awards are presented by the Mystery Writers of America and named for Edgar Allen Poe, who is credited with the invention of the detective fiction genre.

For a complete list of the nominees, click here.

Categories: Awards, Mystery & Crime

Chabon Wins the Nebula Award

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 1:09pm

Michael Chabon's cross-genre alternate history novel, The Yiddish Policemen's Union, has won the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer's of America's Nebula Award for best novel. Click here for a list of winners in all categories.

Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy, Mystery & Crime

Duane Swierczynski is Immortal (Iron Fist That Is)

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 9:27pm

In an interview at Newsarama it was revealed that crime writer Duane Swierczynski will be taking over writing chores on Marvel Comics' Immortal Iron Fist.

Categories: buzz, SciFi & Fantasy, Mystery & Crime, Graphic Novels


March Mystery Madness Update: Week 3

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2008 at 7:49pm

The March Mystery Madness showdown has now reached its third week. During the last round, 48 books were voted off, leaving 16 behind to duke it out over the coming three weeks....

Categories: buzz, Fun, websites, Mystery & Crime, Contests and Giveaways, Book Lists


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