Sunday, March 8, 2015

BW10: Mystery Book Awards

I couldn't decide whether to go with international mysteries or non fiction mysteries this week so gave it up all and started perusing the mystery awards.  Who knew there were so many and such a wide variety of winners. Oh my poor aching wishlists.

Check out the best contemporary novel nominees for 2014 by the Agatha Awards (Winner to be determined in May.)

  °  The Good, the Bad, and the Emus by Donna Andrews 
  °  A Demon Summer by G.M. Malliet
  °  Designated Daughters by Margaret Maron
  °  The Long Way Home by Louise Penny
  °  Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan

and the 2014  Edgar Awards nominees for Best Mystery novel to be presented by the Mystery Writers of America (Winner to be determined in April)

  °  This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash
  °  Wolf by Mo Hayder
  °  Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
  °  The Final Silence by Stuart Neville
  °  Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin
  °  Cop Town by Karin Slaughter 

Left Coast Crime mixes it up a bit by presenting the Lefty award for the most humorous mystery novel (Winner to be determined next week)

  °  The Good, the Bad, and the Emus by Donna Andrews 
  °  Herbie’s Game by Timothy Hallinan
  °  January Thaw by Jess Lourey
  °  Dying for a Dude by Cindy Sample
  °  Suede to Rest by Diane Vallere

Then we have the 2014 Macavity Awards named after the cat, Macavity in T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

  *  Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger 
  °  Sandrine’s Case by Thomas H. Cook
  °  Dead Lions by Mick Herron 
  °  The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood
  °  How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny 
  °  Standing in Another Man’s Grave by Ian Rankin

Thank you to Stop, Your Killing Me for providing all the links. Saved me some work.  *grin*

Now I have to go see what I can do to increase my book budget.  Happy exploring!


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  1. I have never, since the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys days, enjoyed mysteries. Too much violence is usually involved, and some of it is simply nightmarish, like in Sayers' Nine Tailors, and I can't take that.

    If I want to solve a problem, I'd rather have some innocent physics or math! LOL

    1. Have you checked out any of the cozy mysteries? They are pretty mild in comparison.

  2. Not a mystery this week, but 'The Rosie Effect', sequel to 'The Rosie Project' by Graeme Simsion. Socially challenged Don Tillman is to become a father and isn't at all sure he is up to the challenge. Not as good as the first book but still worth reading.


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