Viewing entries in
Mystery

NEW IAN RANKIN BOOK - EVEN DOGS IN THE WILD

Even Dogs In The Wild

The Orion Publishing Group has announced the welcome return ofJohn Rebus in Ian Rankin’s new novel EVEN DOGS IN THE WILD. It is the twentieth book in the Rebus series and will be published in autumn 2015.

The series, which began in 1987, is one of crime fiction’s bestselling and most critically acclaimed collections. The first book KNOTS AND CROSSES is now in its fiftieth printing, a magnificent achievement and testament to the enduring appeal of Rebus and Rankin who have been topping the bestseller lists for nearly twenty years.

For more details visit http://www.ianrankin.net!

House of Crime & Mystery: Interview with Michael Robotham

20569350

The Globe and Mail calls him, "the master of the dark and threatening," and Kirkus says, "his skill as a writer remains undeniable: He offers memorable characters caught up in an irresistible story."  His second book THE DROWNING MAN won the Ned Kelly Award for the Crime Novel of the Year in 2005 and SAY YOU'RE SORRY, was shortlisted for the 2013 Gold Dagger by the CWA.  Let's just say, Michael Robotham has been owning the psychological thriller genre ever since he started 11 years ago.  But, when it came to writing his first novel Robotham had one humble goal. "When I started I remember thinking it would be great to get just one novel published,"the author tells Jacques Filippi in an interview on http://houseofcrimeandmystery.blogspot.ca/2015/03/the-psychology-of-crime-interview-with.html. "I figured it would probably sell a dozen copies – my mother would buy eight of them – and then I’d go back to ghostwriting or journalism, which were making me a good living." Little did Robotham know that he would go on to become one of the most highly acclaimed and bestselling authors of thriller fiction. Check out the rest of his brilliant interview with Filippi on http://houseofcrimeandmystery.blogspot.ca/2015/03/the-psychology-of-crime-interview-with.html and pick up a copy of his latest novel, LIFE OR DEATH, available now.

20569350

John Brooke Shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award

Congratulations to Signature Editions author John Brooke, who has been shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel for "Walls of a Mind." Walls of the Mine

Walls of a Mind By John Brooke 9781927426296 $18.95. Paperback Pub Date: 10/1/2013 ORDERS: University of Toronto Press Distribution

 

From the Back Cover

In the fifth installment of the Aliette Nouvelle Mysteries, Aliette is now, officially, Chief Inspector Nouvelle. After a difficult breakup with former boss and boyfriend Claude Neon amid the messy resolution of the Unknown Masterpiece affair, the inspector is transferred from an urban beat in Alsace to the Midi. She is given command of a small brigade at St-Brin, a sleepy town in a beautiful valley where wine is the primary industry and source of identity. It a lovely place to work but perhaps too quiet for a city-hardened cop? After six months on the job, a murder finally comes her way. Jol Guatto, scion of an old wine producing family, is shot dead on the beach. It appears to be a politically motivated murder: five weeks before his murder, Guatto stood for the CPNT party in the regional election, opposing the import of cheap Spanish wine into the community. But Guatto proved a political amateur, not only losing the vote, but his campaign manager turned lover, Stephanie McLeod. She soon becomes involved with a shadowy man called Prince, leader of a Euro-wide anarchist network with machinations that span far beyond the cozy hamlet of St-Brin. American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "There is something fearful in coming up against the walls of a mind on every side, and learning to describe their invisible circumference."

For a complete list of nominees, go here: www.crimewriterscanada.com/awards/arthur-ellis-awards/current-contest/shortlists

HACHETTE BOOK GROUP ANNOUNCEMENT: Baileys Women's Prize Long-list

The Baileys Women’s Prize for fiction, formerly the Orange Prize, announces its long-list, which includes two Little, Brown titles! 

Hannah Kent, BURIAL RITES (9780316243919)

A brilliant literary debut, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829.

Set against Iceland's stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution.Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. But as Agnes's death looms, the farmer's wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational story they've heard.

Riveting and rich with lyricism, BURIAL RITES evokes a dramatic existence in a distant time and place, and asks the question, how can one woman hope to endure when her life depends upon the stories told by others?

 

9780316055437_custom-8387e636d286aa86fc16d49b6a17f95c8558d406-s6-c30

Donna Tartt, THE GOLDFINCH (9780316055437)

"The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen King, The New York Times Book Review

Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love-and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.

 The winner will be announced this June. Congratulations!

HOW TIME TRAVEL WORKS | Lauren Beukes The Shining Girls

To celebrate the paperback the release of Lauren Beukes' time travel serial killer novel THE SHINING GIRLS (Hachette Book Group | Little Brown), artists Sam Wilson and Adam Hill have created a spectacularly illustrated time traveling chart. Originally posted on i09.com, the chart helpfully explains the various time traveling models used in recent pop culture movies as well as in The Shining Girls.  Check it out below and then visit i09.com for more from Beukes on cosmic strings, worm holes, and Greek tragedies. ku-xlarge

edb58d612e72bf7f6afb23d951dfd256Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Price: $18.00 CAN
Pages: 400
Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
ISBN-13: 9780316216869 (Paperback)
On Sale Date: 01/14/2014
The girls who wouldn't die hunts the killer who shouldn't exist.The future is not as loud as war, but it is relentless. It has a terrible fury all its own." Harper Curtis is a killer who stepped out of the past. Kirby Mazrachi is the girl who was never meant to have a future.Kirby is the last shining girl, one of the bright young women, burning with potential, whose lives Harper is destined to snuff out after he stumbles on a House in Depression-era Chicago that opens on to other times.

At the urging of the House, Harper inserts himself into the lives of the shining girls, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. He's the ultimate hunter, vanishing into another time after each murder, untraceable-until one of his victims survives.

Determined to bring her would-be killer to justice, Kirby joins the Chicago Sun-Times to work with the ex-homicide reporter, Dan Velasquez, who covered her case. Soon Kirby finds herself closing in on the impossible truth . . .

The Shining Girls is a masterful twist on the serial killer tale: a violent quantum leap featuring a memorable and appealing heroine in pursuit of a deadly criminal.

Edgar Award Nominees from Hachette Book Group

Congratulations to the following Hachette distributed authors on their nominations for the 2014 Edgar Awards. Winners will be announced May 1, 2014.

Best Novel

9781409109402

Standing in Another Man's Grave by Ian Rankin (Orion Books / HUK) 9781409109402; $15.99 Trade Paperback 9781409109419; $10.99 Mass Market Paperback

A series of seemingly random disappearances - stretching back to the millennium. A mother determined to find the truth. A retired cop desperate to get his old life back...It's been some time since Rebus was forced to retire, and he now works as a civilian in a cold-case unit. So when a long-dead case bursts back to life, he can't resist the opportunity to get his feet under the CID desk once more. But Rebus is as stubborn and anarchic as ever, and he quickly finds himself in deep with pretty much everyone, including DI Siobhan Clarke. All Rebus wants to do is uncover the truth. The big question is: can he be the man he once was and still stay on the right side of the law?

Best Fact Crime

The-Good-Nurse-Graeber-Charles-9780446505291The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness and Murder by Charles Graeber (Twelve / HBG) 9780446505291; $29.99 Hardcover 9781455574131; $17.00 Trade Paperback (coming April 2014)

After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history.

Cullen's murderous career in the world's most trusted profession spanned sixteen years and nine hospitals across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. When, in March of 2006, Charles Cullen was marched from his final sentencing in an Allentown, Pennsylvania, courthouse into a waiting police van, it seemed certain that the chilling secrets of his life, career, and capture would disappear with him. Now, in a riveting piece of investigative journalism nearly ten years in the making, journalist Charles Graeber presents the whole story for the first time. Based on hundreds of pages of previously unseen police records, interviews, wire-tap recordings and videotapes, as well as exclusive jailhouse conversations with Cullen himself and the confidential informant who helped bring him down, THE GOOD NURSE weaves an urgent, terrifying tale of murder, friendship, and betrayal.

Best Fact Crime

9780316220224

The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and the Medics Behind Nazi Lines by Cate Lineberry (Little, Brown & Company / HBG) 9780316220224; $30.00 Hardcover 9780316220248; $18.00 Trade Paperback (coming June 2014)

The compelling untold story of a group of stranded U.S. Army nurses and medics fighting to escape Nazi-occupied Europe.

When 26 Army nurses and medics-part of the 807th Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron-boarded a cargo plane for transport in November 1943, they never anticipated the crash landing in Nazi-occupied Albania that would lead to their months-long struggle for survival. A drama that captured the attention of the American public, the group and its flight crew dodged bullets and battled blinding winter storms as they climbed mountains and fought to survive, aided by courageous villagers who risked death at Nazi hands to help them.

A mesmerizing tale of the courage and heroism of ordinary people, THE SECRET RESCUE tells not only a new story of struggle and endurance, but also one of the daring rescue attempts by clandestine American and British organizations amid the tumultuous landscape of the war.

Best Juvenile

9781423164913_p0_v3_s260x420

Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud (Disney-Hyperion / HBG) 9781423164913; $17.99 Hardcover

A sinister Problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren't exactly friendly. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see-and eradicate-these supernatural foes. Many different Psychic Detection Agencies have cropped up to handle the dangerous work, and they are in fierce competition for business.

In The Screaming Staircase, the plucky and talented Lucy Carlyle teams up with Anthony Lockwood, the charismatic leader of Lockwood & Co, a small agency that runs independent of any adult supervision. After an assignment leads to both a grisly discovery and a disastrous end, Lucy, Anthony, and their sarcastic colleague, George, are forced to take part in the perilous investigation of Combe Carey Hall, one of the most haunted houses in England. Will Lockwood & Co. survive the Hall's legendary Screaming Staircase and Red Room to see another day?

Readers who enjoyed the action, suspense, and humor in Jonathan Stroud's internationally best-selling Bartimaeus books will be delighted to find the same ingredients, combined with deliciously creepy scares, in his thrilling and chilling Lockwood & Co. series.

Best Young Adult

9780316246767_zoom

Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers / HBG) 9780316246767; $20.00 Hardcover

Zoe has an unconventional pen pal--Mr. Stuart Harris, a Texas Death Row inmate and convicted murderer. But then again, Zoe has an unconventional story to tell. A story about how she fell for two boys, betrayed one of them, and killed the other.

Hidden away in her backyard shed in the middle of the night with a jam sandwich in one hand and a pen in the other, Zoe gives a voice to her heart and her fears after months of silence. Mr. Harris may never respond to Zoe's letters, but at least somebody will know her story--somebody who knows what it's like to kill a person you love. Only through her unusual confession can Zoe hope to atone for her mistakes that have torn lives apart, and work to put her own life back together again.

Rising literary star Annabel Pitcher pens a captivating second novel, rich with her distinctive balance between humor and heart. Annabel explores the themes of first love, guilt, and grief, introducing a character with a witty voice and true emotional resonance.

For a complete list of nominees, go here: http://theedgars.com/nominees.html.

Little, Brown and Mulholland Winners of ALA/RUSA's 2014 Reading List!

Congratulations to authors Kathleen Kent and David Morrell who have each won a ALA/RUSA’s 2014 Reading List award!

THE OUTCASTS by Kathleen Kent (9780316206129) has won in the category of Historical Fiction and MURDER AS A FINE ART by David Morrell (9780316216791) has won in the category of Mystery!

THE THICKET by Joe Lansdale (9780316188456) and THE ABOMINABLE by Dan Simmons (9780316198837) are also included on the Historical Short List!

To see a full list of the nominees please visit - http://www.ala.org.

Established in 2007 by the CODES section of RUSA, The Reading List seeks to highlight outstanding genre fiction that merit special attention by general adult readers and the librarians who work with them.

BAKKA PHOENIX BOOKS Holiday Party with Author Scott Lynch

indexOn Saturday, December 14th, Bakka Phoenix Books will host their annual holiday party at their bookstore on 84 Harbord Street in Toronto, ON. Special guest, Scott Lynch, author of the THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES (9780553804690), will be in attendance signing copies of his books and graciously answering questions about the Gentleman Bastards series. The party starts at 2:00pm. Expect tasty treats, and BIG holiday discounts!

RepublicOfThieves

IAN RANKIN | Saints of the Shadow Bible

Whether you're a completely obsessed Ian Rankin worshiper, with an insatiable hunger for well-written thrillers, or a casual reader looking for an exciting new series, SAINTS OF THE SHADOW BIBLE (Orion/9781409144748) is the book for you. Full of gritty descriptions, incredible characters and a riveting plot, this book details the return of Rebus, who is investigating a car accident when news arrives that a case from 30 years ago is being reopened. It's a beautifully written book that is already getting great reviews in Canada and abroad: ‘…It’s those subtle little conversations, descriptions and humorous details that make Rankin the fine writer that he is….’ The Vancouver Sun

"Saints of the Shadow Bible is a clever, subtle read, but most of all, it's a genuine pleasure to see Rebus back in the CID." The Guardian

"One of the joys of Ian Rankin’s Rebus detective novels – apart from their intricate plotting and on-the-money descriptions of police procedures – is the soap opera: the complex interweaving of characters we have come to know and love, or, in some cases, to dislike or even hate, and sometimes love and hate together." The Globe and Mail

"Full of the author's dry humour and lovely depicted details of Scottish life, the book is a welcome reunion with an old friend." HELLO! CANADA

Photo and feature ran in the National Post, AFTERWORD READING SOCIETY  on November 12.  Q&A with Ian Rankin.

If you're really wild about Ian, come to one of his many events occurring across the country in the next couple of months. Visit http://www.ianrankin.net for more details.

HUK Fall Tour Dates | Janet E. Cameron, Ian Rankin, Alan Gibbons, CC Humphrey's, Christian Cameron, Sam Hawksmoor and Scott Lynch!

Here's a list of Hachette UK fall tour dates to mark in your calendar:

Cinnamon Toast

Janet E. Cameron - CINNAMON TOAST AND THE END OF THE WORLD (Little Brown/Hachette Ireland/9781444743968)

International Festival of Authors IFOA PARRY SOUND Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 7:30 PM Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, In partnership with Parry Sound Books Reading: Participants - Janet E. Cameron, Lewis DeSoto, Nicole Lundrigan, and Alexander Maksik

ADVENTURES IN STORYTELLING: TOOLS OF TIME AND PLACE Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 11:00 AM Round table: IFOA York Quay Centre - Lakeside Terrace, Four fiction writers, Janet E. Cameron, Fiona Kidman, Mary-Rose MacColl and Alice McDermott, talk about their use of time and place in their narratives.

IFOA CREEMORE Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 7:00 PM Station on the Green In partnership with Curiosity House Books & Gallery Reading: Participants - Janet E. Cameron, Lewis DeSoto, Sam Lipsyte, and Nicole Lundrigan.

Caught in the CrossfireAlan Gibbons – CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE (Orion/9781842550960)

October 22 at 7:00 pm Livres Babar, ABQLA School & Youth Sections and Children's Literature Round Table of Montreal - Author talk/reading/signing

Sam Hawksmoor

Sam Hawksmoor – THE HUNTING and THE REPOSSESSION (Hachette Children’s/9780340997093/9780340997086)

October 24 at 7 pm Livres Babar, Montreal –Talk/reading/signing

 Shakespeare Rebel

C.C. Humphreys – SHAKESPEARE’S REBEL (Orion/9781409114901) and Christian Cameron – THE ILL-MADE KNIGHT (Orion/9781409142423)

Toronto Public Library’s ‘The eh List Author Series’ C.C. Humphreys Talk/Reading/Signing Tues. Oct. 29 at 12:30 pm Northern District Library, Toronto

C.C. Humphreys and Christian Cameron Talk/Reading/Signing Wed. Oct. 30 at 6:30 pm Before they read, the authors will demonstrate some of the sword-fighting skills that thrill in their novels. North York Central Library, Toronto

Saints of the Shadow Bible

Ian Rankin – SAINTS OF THE SHADOW BIBLE (Orion/9781409144748)

6-City Tour (email your sales rep for more details!) Monday, November 25 – Toronto - Indigo Manulife Centre – 7 pm Tuesday, November 26 – Saskatoon - McNally Robinson, Prairie Ink Restaurant -7:30 pm Wednesday, November 27 –Vancouver - Chapters Robson – 7 pm Thursday, November 28 – Victoria - Bolen Books – 7 pm Friday, November 29 –Winnipeg - McNally Robinson, Grant Park - 7 pm Saturday, November 30 – Ottawa - Mid-day and evening event with Ottawa International Writers Festival (details TBA)

republic-of-thieves

Scott Lynch - THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES (Orion/9780575084476)

December 14 at 1:00 pm Bakka Phoenix Books, Toronto – Talk/Reading/Signing

PRECIOUS THING by Colette McBeth | Book Review

precious-thing-coverI don’t read mysteries. I don’t read thrillers. Years ago, I managed a bookshop. Part of my job involved running the mystery book club. I think my bosses added that task out of a sense of epic Schadenfreude because they knew that I would read just about anything BUT a mystery. My inability to read the genre comes, not from a sense of snobbery, but because I’m a giant ‘fraidy cat. I always understood Joey’s need to put books in the freezer on Friends - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qqaCby1lGw. A few months ago, I attempted to read The Shining Girls (Lauren Beukes, Mulholland Books 9780316216852). I made it to page 60, at which point I was so terrified of the time traveling serial killer appearing in my bedroom while I was gone that I couldn’t get up to pee. True story. All this to say, reading Precious Thing (Colette McBeth, Headline Books, 9781472205940) was a major stretch for me. And I loved every minute! The story of the friendship between Clara and Rachel, as told from Rachel’s point of view, gripped me in a way I didn’t expect. This is one of those ‘stay up until 3 am’ kind of books. You just want to read one more chapter. Just one. Well, maybe just one more. And then another. As their story unfolds, as you start to question what you’re reading, you’re pulled even deeper into the obsessive and dangerous dance between two very troubled girls sharing secrets you just don’t see coming. About a third of the way through, the penny started dropping for me and a cold sense of dread began creeping. Everything I believed up to that point wasn’t quite right. And everything that followed? Well, just go read it. Trust me.

There is a tendency in selling books to make comparisons to what’s come before. Precious Thing has been called the British Gone Girl. Not having read Gone Girl, I can’t comment on that, except to say, I think this stands on its own. Colette McBeth doesn’t need the comparison for you to pick up Precious Thing. I was hooked from the last sentence of the first page. And I’m still waiting for an answer to my question about the third line on the last page. If you’re like me, if you don’t read thrillers, you don’t read mysteries, make an exception this time. And make sure you have lots of coffee on-hand for the morning, because I promise some late nights reading just one more chapter.

precious-thing-coverPrecious Thing Colette McBeth 9781472205940 $22.99 CDN Paperback 9/10/2013 Headline

Read an excerpt!

Ian Rankin Canadian Pubicity Tour | SAINTS OF THE SHADOW BIBLE

Mark it in your calendar, Ian Rankin will do a 6-city Canadian publicity tour for SAINTS OF THE SHADOW BIBLE, November 25-30th.                                                                              Monday, November 25Saints of the Shadow Bible Toronto Indigo Manulife Centre 7 pm

Tuesday, November 26 Saskatoon McNally Robinson, Prairie Ink Restaurant 7:30 pm

Wednesday, November 27 Vancouver Chapters Robson 7 pm

Thursday, November 28 Victoria Bolen Books 7 pm

Friday, November 29 Winnipeg McNally Robinson, Grant Park 7 pm

Saturday, November 30 Ottawa Mid-day and evening event with Ottawa International Writers Festival (details TBA)

Summary    

new_visual_150413Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. A 30-year-old case is being reopened, and Rebus’s team from back then is suspected of foul play. With Malcolm Fox as the investigating officer is the past and present about to collide in a shocking and murderous fashion? And does Rebus have anything to hide? His colleagues back then called themselves ‘The Saints’, and swore a bond on something called ‘the Shadow Bible’. But times have changed and the crimes of the past may not stay hidden much longer, especially with a referendum on Scottish independence just around the corner. Who are the saints and who the sinners? And can the one ever become the other?

Ian Rankin
Orion, HUK 9781409144748
$28.99
November 07, 2013

Louise Penny Walking Tour | HUK Canada

We've been tardy at posting lately, readers! Our apologies. It's been a whirlwind week here at the Canadian Manda Group headquarters. We have just finished part one of our bi-annual sales conference and it was INCREDIBLE. There are so many fantastic titles releasing in the next couple of months that it would literally take days to gush about them all. But don't fret; we will be blogging about new fall releases in the coming weeks! For now, we wanted to let you know about an amazing walking tour taking place in Quebec City, QC for the best-selling mystery novel BURY YOUR DEAD (9780751547504) by Louise Penny. This two-hour walking tour follows the trail of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he investigates the murder of a local amateur archeologist, whose body was found in the cellar of the Québec Literary and Historical Society.

k

The Bury Your Dead Tour starts in June at the Quebec Tourist Information Centre (12, Sainte-Anne Street). It stops at the Notre-Dame Basilica, the Literary and Historical Society (Morrin Centre) and the Petit Coin Latin restaurant where participants enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and a slice of sugar pie. It then goes to the Jeanne d'Arc Garden through the Plains of Abraham, ending at the Montcalm monument, on Grande Allée Street.

Louise Penny Walking Tour

Listen to Louise on CBC Radio as she talks about the tour based on her mystery hero. Tour guide Marie Legroulx joins in: http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/Quebec/Radio+Noon+Montreal/ID/2379674063/. 

For more details visit website: http://www.toursvoirquebec.com/en/old-quebec-tours/bury-your-dead.

RANKIN RETURNS WITH A NEW REBUS NOVEL | Hachette UK

kOn April 15th, Ian Rankin announced (via Twitter @Beathhigh) that his new novel will be entitled Saints of the Shadow Bible, and will feature his long running series character John Rebus.

Last year saw the return of John Rebus in the bestselling novel Standing in Another Man's Grave (HUK | 9781409144717).  Ian Rankin says, " I was overwhelmed by the reaction of fans. So here he is again, back on the force but paired with one-time nemesis Malcolm Fox in an inquiry which may end up uncovering too much of Rebus's own past, pitting him against old allies.”

Like Standing in Another Man’s Grave the title of the new book Saints of the Shadow Bible is based on a lyric from a Jackie Leven song. Rankin and Leven became friends and worked together on a number of projects in the years leading up to Leven’s death in 2011. Rankin dedicated last year’s novel to the memory of his friend and collaborator.

Saints of the Shadow Bible (Orion) is published in hardback on November 7, 2013! For more details visit www.shadowbible.com.

Edgar Allan Poe Award nominees announced

Congratulations to the Edgar Awards 2013 nominees! The Edgar Awards, presented by the Mystery Writers of America each Spring, celebrate the best writing in the Mystery genre with 14 categories and special awards. Here are our favourites for this year:

Best First NovelThe 500

The 500 by Matthew Quirk, 9780316198622 (Hachette Book Group - Little, Brown and Company - Reagan Arthur)

Best Fact CrimeMore Forensics and Fiction

More Forensics and Fiction: Crime Writers' Morbidly Curious Questions Expertly Answered by D.P. Lyle, MD, 9781605423944 (Medallion Press)

Best Short Story

"Hot Sugar Blues" - Mystery Writers of America Presents: Vengeance by Steve Liskow, 9780316176354 (Hachette Book Group - Little, Brown and Company - Mystery Writers of America Presents VengeanceMulholland Books) "The Unremarkable Heart" - Mystery Writers of America Presents: Vengeance by Karin Slaughter, 9780316176354 (Hachette Book Group - Little, Brown and Company - Mulholland Books)

Best Juvenile

Fake MustacheFake Mustache: Or, How Jodie O'Rodeo and Her Wonder Horse (and Some Nerdy Kid) Saved the U.S. Presidential Election from a Mad Genius Criminal Mastermind by Tom Angleberger, 9781419701948 (Abrams - Amulet Books)

13 Hangmen

13 Hangmen by Art Corriveau, 9781419701597 (Abrams - Amulet Books)

 

The Quick Fix

The Quick Fix by Jack D. Ferraiolo, 9780810997257 (Abrams - Amulet Books)

 

Good luck to all the nominees!