(Opened on January 08, 1996)

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)

Warning to bloggers! -- When you re-use my info, please do not copy-and-paste it word for word, but quote it or paraphrase it, at least. My wording is so awkwardly distinct or so distinctly awkward, I can easily spot copy-and-paste non-artists, and so can smart blog-readers.

Kristen Lepionka Wins Shamus

The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) has announced the winners for the 2019 Shamus Awards as follows:

Best PI Novel: WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE, by Kristen Lepionka (Minotaur), featuring Roxane Weary
Best First PI Novel: THE BEST BAD THINGS, by Katrina Carrasco (MDC/Farrar, Straus and Giroux), introducing Alma Rosales
Best Original PI Paperback: THE QUESTIONABLE BEHAVIOR OF DAHLIA MOSS, by Max Wirestone (Redhook), featuring Dahlia Moss
Best PI Short Story: "Chin Yong-Yun Helps a Fool," by S.J. Rozan (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Septembrer/October 2018), featuring Chin Yong-Yun, mother of Lydia Chin

The winners were announced on November 01 at the PWA Banquet during Bouchercon in Dallas, Texas. (November 05, 2019)

Lou Berney Wins Anthony

Bouchercon 2019 has announced the 2019 Anthony Award winners as follows:

Best Novel: NOVEMBER ROAD, by Lou Berney (Morrow)
Best First Novel: MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER, by Oyinkan Braithwaite (Doubleday)
Best Papaerback Original Novel: UNDER A DARK SKY, by Lori Rader-Day (Morrow Paperbacks)
Best Short Story: "The Grass Beneath My Feet," by S.A. Cosby (in Tough blogazine, August 20, 2018)
Best Critical or Non-Fiction Work: I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK, by Michelle McNamara (HarperCollins)
David Thompson Award Recipient: Jenn and Don Longmuir, owners of Scene of the Crime Books in St.Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Peter Lovesey

The winners were announced on November 02 during the 50th annual Bouchercon convention in Dallas, Texas. (November 03, 2019)

Lou Berney Also Wins Barry

Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine has announced the winners for the 2019 Barry Awards as follows:

Best Novel: NOVEMBER ROAD, by Lou Berney (Morrow)
Best First Novel: THE CHALK MAN, by C.J. Tudor (Crown)
Best Paperback Original: THE RUIN, by Dervla McTiernan (Penguin)
Best Thriller: SAFE HOUSES, by Dan Fesperman (Knopf)
Dan Sandstrom Award for Lifetime Achievement in Mystery Fandom: Jeff Popple

The winners were announced on October 31 at the Dallas Bouchercon during the Opening Ceremonies. (November 02, 2019)

Lou Berney Wins Macavity

Mystery Readers International has announced the 2019 Macavity Award winners as as follows:

Best Novel: NOVEMBER ROAD, by Lou Berney (Morrow)
Best First Novel: DODGING AND BURNING, by John Copenhaver (Pegasus)
Best Nonfiction: THE REAL LOLITA, by Sarah Weinman (HarperCollins)
Best Short Story: "English 398: Fiction Workshop," by Art Taylor (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July/August 2018)
Best Historical Mystery: THE WIDOWS OF MALABAR HILL, by Sujata Massey (Soho Crime)

The winners were announced on October 31 at opening ceremonies at Bouchercon 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (November 01, 2019)


(Updated on November 05, 2019)

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