Archive for the ‘Mystery Awards’ Category

"Love is Murder" Lovey Award Winners 2014 including Lisle author, Luisa Buehler

Luisa Buehler (on left) won the “Lovey” award for Best Short Story which was titled “Harry’s Loss of Grace”. Click on the picture to go to our catalog’s holdings for Luisa’s books!

Our sincere congratulations to Luisa, and to all the Lovey recipients. It was a warm and friendly night – both at the awards dinner and throughout this remarkable conference.  Click here for the Love is Murder link to the Lovey winners.

There were sessions for both aspiring and current writers, as well as readers & fans of all forms of mystery. The book discussion on Rebecca by Ghost of Honor, Daphne du Maurier was a ton of fun, and a wonderful chance to revisit Manderley again. I got to see Jamie Freveletti’s demo of aikido in which she kicked Naperville mystery author Shane Gericke’s butt (just kidding, Shane was a trooper & extremely nice to talk to)! The luncheon speaker related the story of how a perceptive comment made by his teenage son at a recent conference between Fidel Castro and representatives of the former Kennedy administration led to a luncheon invitiation from Castro to his son — and he got to go too. The Expert Panel track offered sessions on DNA, Polygraphs, Computer Forensics, and Guns, among other things. Other panels ran the gamut from romantic suspense, to red hot thrillers, editing, and publishing ebooks. There was definitely something for everyone!

And there will be even more for everyone next year when two of the Features Authors will be Anne Perry and Joyce Maynard (author of “Labor Day”; movie currently in theaters). Here’s the link out to Love is Murder‘s website: http://www.loveismurder.net/.

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Click to go to the 2014 Conference information!

As the conference date grows ever nearer… Love is Murder (a.k.a. LIM) will be announcing the winners of its coveted “Lovey” awards at the conference next weekend!! It’s still possible to register and come cheer on your favorites as well as enjoy some terrific  authors and panels. Click on the Love is Murder graphic to go to the conference website. Click the Lovey picture below to go to the list of nominees!

Click to go to Lovey 2014 nominees

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The winners for both the 2013 Edgar Awards (given by Mystery Writers of America) and the 2013 Agatha Awards (given by Malice Domestic) were just awarded at the beginning of May. We have the nominees for both awards up on our Awards page (There is an Awards tab at the top this blog.) All of the winners have been marked in red.

There are links to both our catalog, to request each book, and there are links to each author’s website as well.

Click –> MWA's Edgar Award Statue to go to the Edgar Awards list

Click –>Malice Domestic Black Teacup logo to go to the Agatha Awards list

And check back here — there’s going to be a special report on the Malice Domestic conference very soon!

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Mystery Awards Tab link

Two of the major mystery awards given to mystery authors will be determined at the beginning of May. Our Awards tab has been updated with the fiction book nominees in difference categories for the Edgar awards, presented by Mystery Writers of America by member authors, and the Agatha awards presented at the Malice Domestic mystery convention. The Edgars will be announced on Thursday night, May 2nd at the Edgar Gala banquet, and the Agathas will likewise be announced on Saturday night, May 4th at the Agatha Awards Banquet.

Here’s your chance to get a jump on who the winners might be. Go to the Awards tab (or click on the Mystery Awards graphic above). All the nominees listed have links to both our catalog so you can reserve the book — and to the author’s website or an author-related site, so you can learn more about the writer as well! We’ll be posting the winners on this page as well, so read quickly — and see if you can determine who will win these prestigious awards.

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One of the many highlights to Love is Murder‘s annual mystery conference, is the presentation of the year’s “Lovey” award winners at the Saturday night banquet. Our link in the previous post takes you to the page on Love is Murder‘s website where all the categories and nominees are listed.

This post is to highlight the Lovey Nominees and Winners that we have or are getting for the Lisle Library collection. For each book below, the book cover will take you to our catalog to place a hold on those that interest you. The author’s name will take you to the author’s website (if one is available).

Happy Reading!

Selected “Lovey” Award Nominees & Winners

Best First NovelWinner!

Book Cover for PerfidyPerfidy by M. E. May – is being ordered (there is no on order record as yet)

Best Traditional / Amateur Sleuth

Book Cover for Small Hill to Die On  A Small Hill to Die On by Elizabeth Duncan

 Link to Lisle Catalog for this book Winner! – The Light Keeper’s Legacy  by Kathleen Ernst

Link to this book in Lisle Catalog The Lost Artist by Gail Lukasik

Best PI / Police Procedural

Link to Book in our Catalog Sons of Jude by Brandt Dodson is being ordered (there is no on order record as yet)

Best Thriller

Link to Book in Lisle Catalog Winner!Company Orders by David J. Walker is being ordered (there is no on order record as yet)

Best Paranormal / SCI-FI

Book Link to Lisle Catalog  Winner! – Last Wool and Testament by Molly MacRae

Best Suspense

Book link to Lisle Catalog Winner! – A Bitter Veil by Libby Fischer Hellmann

Best Historical

Book link to Lisle Catalog
Winner! – Archie Meets Nero Wolfe by Robert Goldsborough

Best Series

Book Link to Lisle Catalog Winner! – Trickster’s Point (latest in the series) by William Kent Krueger

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Patti's Bouchercon 2012 photo album Here are Patti’s pix from the 2012 Bouchercon in Cleveland. As you’ll see, from the opening reception at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, to the announcement of the Anthony award winners at the finale, there was a lot of fun to be had! (Click on the picture to see it larger.)

Close up on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame logo

Close up on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame


Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - Opening Reception

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – Night of the Opening Reception


Opening Award Presentations

Opening Award Presentations included the Macavity, awarded by Mystery Readers International, the Barry, awarded by Deadly Pleasures magazine, the Dilys awarded by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association.

Barry award winner Taylor Stevens

Congratulations to Best First Novel Barry award winner Taylor Stevens for her fabulous novel, The Informationist ; with special thanks for letting us get a close-up picture of her with her award!

Bouchercon 2012 Panel: "I am Woman Hear Me Roar"

Hands down one of the most fun panels I attended, where the discussion was ll about strong female protagonists who kick ass — so naturally our friend Zoe Sharp (far left) was on it! The other panelists (continuing left to right) were Taylor Stevens, Meg Gardiner, Jennifer. McAndrews, and Sara J. Henry. Their excellent moderator, Nora McFarland can be seen moving to the podium.

Old Friends, New Friends Panel with Parnell and his book

At the Old Friends, New Friends panel with authors of more than one series, Parnell Hall slyly found a way past the don’t-show-your-book panel restriction — then went on to self promote it!

Anthony Awards Presentation, Saray J Henry - Best First Novel
Not the greatest picture, but I had to show Sara J. Henry receiving her Best First Novel Anthony award for her splendid novel, Learning to Swim.

Bouchercon 2012 Anthon Awards Presentaton - July Hyzy, Best Paperback Original

Here is Murder Among Friends favorite, July Hyzy — especially excited to win the Anthony for Best Paperback Original, because it was the first Bouchercon her husband has been able to come to! (Toastmaster John Connolly & Fan Guest of Honor Dorris Ann Norris are in the background)

Bouchercon 2012 Anthony Presentation to Dana Cameron, Best Short Story

Dana Cameron shared heartfelt thanks in receiving the Anthony Award for her Best Short Story, Disarming published in EQMM June’11, p.24.


Anthony Award Presentation - Louise Penny - Best Novel

Louise Penny‘s assistant delivered a humorous and graceful acceptance speech for the author’s Best Novel Anthony for A Trick of the Light. The author, most appropriately, was home celebrating (Canadian) Thanksgiving!

Bouchercon 2012 Anthony Presenation - Charlaine Harris for Best Critial Non-Fiction

Rounding out her many (deserved) awards for fiction, here Charlaine Harris receives the Best Critical Non-Fiction Work award for The Sookie Stackhouse Companion.


Quick shot of Charlaine Harris & Dana Cameron with their Anthony statues.

Wrapping up these Anthony Awards pics, is this quick, chance shot of Charlaine Harris & Dana Cameron with their Anthony Award Statues. (There’s a small blow-up of the statue in the picture, sorry it’s so blurry!)


Bouchercon Chair, Marjory Mogg, and Toasmaster John Connolly Conclude Awards Presentation

Bouchercon Chair, Marjory Mogg, and Toasmaster John Connolly,  concluded the Anthony Awards presentation and invited everyone to the “Meet The Authors” reception generously hosted by Kensington.

Our Awards tab has been updated to show the nominees and winners for the Anthonys, the Macavitiys, and (new to our list) the . Go to the tab, or click –> Mystery Awards Tab link

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Murder Among Friends News FlashHere’s our first recap of what happened at this year’s Bouchercon — announcement of the winners of the con’s Anthony Awards! The winning novels and their categories are listed below — and — you can click on the News Flash! logo to go to all the nominated works for this year’s Bouchercon , as well as our links to the nominated authors on our Awards page.

2012 Anthony Award Winners

A Trick of the Light—Louise Penny [Minotaur]

Learning to Swim—Sara J. Henry [Crown]

Buffalo West Wing—Julie Hyzy [Berkley Prime Crime/Tekno]
(Yeah Julie!  Congrats from your friends at Murder Among Friends!)

“Disarming”—Dana Cameron, EQMM June’11, p.24

The Sookie Stackhouse Companion—Charlaine Harris, ed. [Ace]


*Pictures & more on Bouchercon 2012 to come!

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Edgar Awards graphic

Presented by the members of Mystery Writers of America (MWA)

The Edgar® Awards were presented to the winners at MWA’s 66th Gala Banquet, April 26, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City. Below are the links to MWA’s List of Winners & Nominees, and our own link to the Edgar Nominees & Winners with further links to the library’s catalog records for them, and to the authors’ websites or further author information.

MWA's Edgar Award Statue Click here to go to the MWA List of Nominees & Winners for all categories. You will be prompted to open the file as a .pdf or as html, etc. MWA'sEdgar Award Statue Click here to go to MAF’s selected categories of Edgar Nominees & Winners with links to the book and it’s author’s website or further author information.

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Link to Agatha Winners for 2012  Agatha Link to Our Catalog & Author Sites

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Both the Mystery Writers of America and the attendees at the upcoming Malice Dometic convention in D.C. will shortly be picking the winners from this year’s nominees for the Edgars and the Agathas, respectively. Here are links to the sites where these nominees are listed. There’ll be another post shortly with links for the nominated mysteries that Lisle Library has.

Edgar Awards logo
 Link to List of Edgar Award Nominees
Agatha Award Teapot Link to List of Agatha Award Nominees

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