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Okay, this is my 23rd year of managing The Gumshoe Site. I am glad I did not quit this site last year. As I said last year, I hope you enjoy this site and come back once in a while. Thank you very much for your visit. Take care of your own lives as I do. Nobody know what tomorrow brings. (January 01, 2019)

P.S. -- My dear old main computer went kaput during last Christmas holidays, and my spare computer followed suit 10 days later. I was unable to connect to my ftp server until now. Even though I have obtained a used computer, I still feel terribly lost without the old computer. I will have to reconstruct my computer life and am thinking about what to do about this site. (January 09, 2019)

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W. Glenn Duncan Dies

Paul Bishop reported that W. Glenn Duncan died on May 07 in Australia (where he emigrated in 1975 with his wife and three children) "after a long struggle with health issues." The former journalilst and pilot wrote six books featuring Rafferty, tough ex-cop private eye in Dallas, Texas, which started with RAFFERTY'S RULES (1987) and ended with FATAL SISTERS (1990, all six from Fawcett/Gold Medal). The sixth Rafferty novel won the 1991 Shamus Award for best paperback. His son W. Glenn Duncan, Jr. has continued the Rafferty book with FALSE GODS (d square publishing e-book, 2018). Duncan Sr. was 78. (May 20, 2019)



2019 Theakston Crime Novel of the Year Shortlist Announced

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival has announced the shortlist of 6 titles for the 2019 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year as follows:

SNAP, by Belinda Bauer (Transworld)
THIRTEEN, by Steve Cavanagh (Hachette)
LONDON RULES, by Mick Herron (John Murray Press)
BROKEN GROUND, by Val McDermid (Little, Brown Book Group)
THE QUAKER, by Liam McIlvanney (HarperCollins)
EAST OF HOUNSLOW, by Khurrum Rahman (HarperCollins)

The prize was created to celebrate the very best in crime fiction and open to UK and Irish crime authors who novels were published in paperback from May 01, 2018 to April 30, 2019.

The winner will be announced at an award ceremony on July 18, the opening night of the 2019 Theakston Old Pecullier Crime Writing Festival at the Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, UK. (May 2019, 2019)



2019 Anthony Award Nominees Announced

Bouchercon 2019 has announced the 2019 Anthony Awards in five catagories. The nominees in the best novel category are as follows:

GIVE ME YOUR HAND, by Megan Abbott (Little, Brown)
NOVEMBER ROAD, by Lou Berney (Morrow)
JAR OF HEARTS, by Jennifer Hillier (Minotaur)
SUNBIRN, by Laura Lippman (Morrow)
BLACKOUT, by Alex Segura (Polis Books)

To see the nominees in other categories, click here. The winners will be announced on November 02 during the 50th annual Bouchercon convention to be held in Dallas, Texas. And Peter Lovesey will receive the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. (May 19, 2019)



Strand Critics Award Nominees Announced

The Strand Magazine has announced the nominees for the 2019 Strand Critics Awards in two categories as follows:

Best Mystery Novel:
LULLABY ROAD, by James Anderson (Crown)
TRANSCRIPTION, by Kate Atkinson (Little, Brown)
NOVEMBER ROAD, by Lou Berney (Morrow)
DARK SACRED NIGHT, by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
THE WITCH ELM, by Tana French (Viking)
SUNBURN, by Laura Lippman (HarperCollins)

Best Debut Mystery Novel:
DODGING AND BURNING, by John Copenhaver (Pegasus)
STAR OF THE NORTH, by D.B. John (Crown)
THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING, by Lauren Doyle Owens (Touchstone)
THE 7 12 DEATH OF EVERY HARDCASTLE, by Stuart Turton (Sourcebooks Landmark)
BEAUTIFUL BAD, by Annie Ward (Park Row)

Lifetime Achievement Award recipients (two writers):
Heather Graham and Donna Leon

The publisher of the Year Award recipient:
Dominique Raccah, the publisher/CEO of Sourcebooks

The winners will be announced this summer in New York, NY. (May 19, 2019)



CWA Dagger Award Longlists Announced

The Crime Writers' Association of Britain (CWA) has announced the longlists for the 2019 Dagger Awards. The longlistees in the Gold Dagger category are as follows:

All the Hidden Truths, by Claire Askew (Hodder & Stoughton)
Snap, by Belinda Bauer (Bantam Press)
The Mobster's Lament, by Ray Celestin (Mantle)
The Puppet Show, by M.W. Craven (Constable)
Body & Soul, by John Harvey (Heinemann)
What We Did, by Christobel Kent (Sphere)
Unto Us a Son Is Given, by Donna Leon (Heinemann)
Fade to Grey, by John Lincoln (No Exit Press)
Cold Bones, by David Mark (Mulholland)
American by Day, by Derek B. Miller (Doubleday)
Smoke and Ashes, by Abir Mukherjee (Harvill Secker)
Salt Lane, by William Shaw (Riverrun)
Before She Knew Him, by Peter Swanson (Faber and Faber)
The Fire Court, by Andrew Taylor (Harper)
A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better, by Benjamin Wood (Scribner)

To see the other longlists, click here. The shortlists for the Dagger Awards will be announced this summer, and the winners on October 24 at a special banquet in London. At the banquet,Robert Goddard is to received the 2019 CWA Diamond Dagger Award, the highest honor in British crime writing, for his remarkably excellent career and for his significant contribution to crime writing. (May 12, 2019)



Laura Lippman Wins e-Dunnit, Jorn Lier Horst Wins Petrona

CrimeFest has announced the winners for the 2019 CrimeFest Awards as follows:

e-Dunnit Award: SUNBURN, by Laura Lippman (Faber and Faber)
Audible Sounds of Crime Award: LETHAL WHITE, by Robert Galbraith (aka. J.K. Rowling), read by Robert Glenister (Hachette Audio)
Last Laugh Award: A SHOT IN THE DARK, by Lynne Truss (HQ - HarperCollins)
H.R.F. Keating Award: DIFFICULT LIVES - HITCHING RIDES, by James Sallis (No Exit Press)
Best Crime Novel for Children: KAT WOLFE INVESTIGATES, by Lauren St. John (Micmillan)
Best Crime Novel for Young Adults: RUN, RIOT, by NIkesh Shukla (Hodder)
Petrona Award: THE KATHARINA CODE, by Jorn Lier Horst, tr. by Anne Bruce (Michael Joseph)

The winners were announced at on May 11 during CrimeFest held in Bristol, United Kingdom. (May 12, 2019)



Ellen Byron Wins Agatha

Malice Domestic has announced the winners for the 2019 Agatha Awards as follows:
Best Contemporary Novel: MARDI GRAS MURDER, by Ellen Byron (Crooked Lane Books)
Best Historical Novel: THE WIDOWS OF MALABAR HILL, by Sujata Massey (Soho Crime)
Best First Novel (tie): A LADIES GUIDE TO ETIQUETTE AND MURDER, by Dianne Freeman (Kensington), and
CURSES BOILED AGAIN, by Shari Randall (St. Martin's)
Best Short Story (tie): "All God's Sparrows," by Leslie Budewitz (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, May/June 2018), and
"The Case of the Vanishing Professor," by Tara Laskowski (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, May/June 2018)
Best Young Adult Mystery: POTION PROBLEMS (JUST ADD MAGIC), by Cindy Callaghan (Aladdin)
Best Nonfiction: MASTERING PLOT TWISTS, by Jane Cleland (Writer's Digest Books)
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Parnell Hall
The winners were announced on May 04 during Malice Domestic 31 held in Bethesda, Maryland. (May 05, 2019)



Walter Mosley Wins Edgar

Mystery Writers of America (MWA) has announced the winners for the 2019 Edgar Awards as follows:

Best Novel: DOWN THE RIVER UNTO THE SEA, by Walter Mosley (Mulholland)
Best First Novel: BEARSKIN, by James A. McLaughlin (Ecco)
Best Paperback Original: IF I DIE TONIGHT, by Alison Gaylin (Morrow)
Best Fact Crime: TINDERBOX, by Robert W. Fieseler (Liveright)
Best Critical/Biographical: CLASSIC AMERICAN CRIME FICTION OF THE 1920S, by Leslie S. Klinger (Pegasus)
Best Short Story: "English 398: Fiction Workshop," by Art Taylor (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July/August 2018)
Best Juvenile: OTHERWOOD, by Pete Hautman (Candlewick)
Best Young Adult: SADIE, by Courtney Summers (Wednesday Books)
Best Televition Episode Teleplay: "The One That Holds Everything," by Matthew Weiner & Donald Joh (in "The Romanoffs;" Amazon Prime Video)
Robert L. Fish Memorial Award: "How Does He Die This Time?" by Nancy Novick (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, September/October 2018)
Mary Higgins Clark Award: THE WINDOWS OF MALABAR HILL, by Sujata Massey (Soho Crime)
Sue Grafton Memorial Award: SHELL GAME, by Sara Paretsky (Morrow)
Grand Master Recipient: Martin Cruz Smith
Raven Award Recipient: Marilyn Stasio, mystery reviewer for The New York Times Book Review
Ellery Queen Award Reciepient: Linda Landrigan, editor of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine
Charles Todd Award Recipient: Frankie Y. Bailey, for service to MWA

The winners were announced on April 25 at the Edgar Awards Banquet held in New YorkCity. (April 26, 2019)



Warren Adler Dies

Warren Adler died of complications from liver cancer on April 15 at his home in New York, NY. The former owner of an advertising and public reations agency wrote his first novel, OPTIONS (Whitmore Publishing, 1974; later reprinted as UNDERTOW; Stonehouse Press, 2001), a thriller, and kept writing novels -- mostly crime novels -- quite prolifically till his death. He may be most famous as the author of THE WAR OF THE ROSES (Grand Central, 1981) and RANDOM HEARTS (Scribner, 1984). The former was adapted into the 1989 movie starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner, while the latter into the 1999 film starring Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas. He created the series character, Fiona Fitzgerald, a homicide detective in Washington D.C., who was introduced in AMERICAN QUARTET (Arbor House, 1982), and featured in eight other novels. The last one was RED HERRING (Rosetta Books), and the 2002 TV movie, "Fiona," was broadcasted with Kellie Martin as Fiona Fitzgerald. His last novel was probably LAST CALL (CreateSpace, 2018). He was 91. (April 22, 2019)



CWC Arthur Ellis Award Nominees Announced

The Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) has announced the nominees for the 2019 Arthur Ellis Awards. The nominees in the best crime novel cantegory are as follows:

CAPE DIAMOND, by Ron Corbett (ECW Press)
THROUGH THE HEAVENS DALL, by Anne Emery (ECW Press)
THE WINTERS, by Lisa Gabriele (Doubleday Canada)
KINGDOM OF THE BLIND, by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
THE GIRL IN THE MOSS, by Loreth Anne White (Montlake Romance)

Derrick Murdoch Award Recipient: Vicky Delany
(for her special achievement for contributions to the crime genre)

To see the nominees in all the categories, click here. The winners will be announced on May 23 at the Arhthur Ellis Awards Gala in Toronto, Canada. (April 19, 2019)



Thriller Award Nominees Announced

The International Thriller Writers (ITW) has announce the nominees for the 2019 Thriller Awards. The nominees in the best hardcover novel category are as follows:

NOVEMBER ROAD, by Lou Berney (William Morrow)
PAPER GHOSTS, by Julia Heaberlin (Ballantine Books)
JAR OF HEARTS, by Jennifer Hillier (Minotaur Books)
PIECES OF HER, by Karin Slaughter (William Morrow)
THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD, by Paul Tremblay (William Morrow)

ThrillerMaster Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: John Sandford
Silver Bullet Award Recipient: Harlan Coben
Thriller Legend Award Recipient: Margaret Marbury
ThrillerFan Award Recipient: Bookstore owner Mystery Mike

To see the nominees in the other categories, click here. Thriller Award winners will be announced on July 13 during ThrillerFest XIV to be held at the Grand Hyatt, New York, NY. (April 12, 2019)



Robert Goddard To Receive Diamond Dagger

The Crime Writers' Association of Britain (CWA) has announced that Robert Goddard is to received the 2019 CWA Diamond Dagger Award, the highest honor in British crime writing, for his remarkably excellent career and for his significant contribution to crime writing. He will be present the Diamond Dagger at the Dagger Awards ceremony in London on October 24. (March 01, 2019)



Hammett Prize Nominees Announced

International Association of Crime Writers/North America (IACW/NA) has announced the nominees for the 2019 Hammett Prize as follows:

THE LONELY WITNESS, by William Boyle (Pegasus Crime)
UNDER MY SKIN, by Lisa Unger (Park Row)
CUT YOU DOWN, by Sam Wiebe (Random House Canada)
NOVEMBER ROAD, by Lou Berney (William Morrow)
PARIS IN THE DARK, by Robert Olen Butler (Mysterious Press)

The date and place of Hammett Prize winner presentation will be announced later. (February 26, 2019)



2019 Barry Award Nominees Announced

Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine has announced the nominees for the 2019 Barry Awards. The nominees in the best novel category are as follows:

NOVEMBER ROAD, by Lou Berney (Morrow)
DARK SACRED NIGHT, by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
THE SHADOW WE HIDE, by Allen Eskens (Mulholland)
DEPTH OF WINTER, by Craig Johnson (Viking)
LEAVE NO TRACE, by Mindy Mejia (Atria)
A NECESSARY EVIL, by Abir Mukherjee (Pegasus)

To see the nominees in all the categories, click here. The winners will be announced on October 31 at the Dallas Bouchercon during the Opening Ceremonies. (January 22, 2019)



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(Updated on May 20, 2019)



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