Saturday, September 30, 2006

Award winners at Bouchercon

Congratulations to Louise Ure, author of Forcing Amaryllis. She just won the Shamus Award for Best First Novel. Very deserving!

Robert Fate, author of Baby Shark, was nice enough to send me the list of award winners presented so far at Bouchercon, as announced by Mystery News from Black Raven Press.

The Shamus Awards were presented by the Private Eye Writers Association:

The Eye - Award for Lifetime Achievement: Max Allan Collins
Best Hardcover: The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
Best Paperback Original: The James Deans by Reed Farrel Coleman
Best First Novel: Forcing Amaryllis by Louise Ure


The Macavity Awards, voted on by the members of Mystery Readers International:

Best Novel: The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
Best First Novel: Immoral by Brian Freeman
Best Nonfiction: Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak
Best Short Story: "There Is No Crime on Easter Island" by Nancy Pickard
Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award: Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear


The Barry Awards, voted on by the readers of Deadly Pleasures;

Best Novel: Red Leaves by Thomas H. Cook
Best First Novel Published in the U.S. in 2005: Cold Granite by Stuart Macbride
Best British Novel Published in the U.K. in 2005: The Field of Blood by Denise Mina
Best Thriller: Company Man by Joseph Finder
Best Paperback Novel: The James Deans by Reed Farrell Coleman
Best Short Story: "There Is No Crime on Easter Island" by Nancy Pickard
Don Sandstrom Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in Mystery Fandom: Janet A. Rudolph

The American Crime Writers League announced that Dick Adler is the recipient of this year's Ellen Nehr Award for mystery reviewing. Adler reviews for the Chicago Tribune.

1 comment:

Louise Ure said...

Thanks for the shout out, Lesa! I'm late reading the blogs this week, but loved seeing your mention of the Shamus award (or the "Shameless," as my mother calls it.)