Lee Child, Ian Rankin and Val McDermid Longlisted for Theakston Award

The crime fiction titans Lee Child, Ian Rankin and Val McDermid have all been longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. The prize, which is open to UK and Irish crime authors whose novels were published in paperback between 1st May last year and 30th April this year, includes four previous winners of…

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CBS Television Studios Secures Rights to Meg Gardiner’s UNSUB

There is some good news for Edgar Award winning author Meg Gardiner this week: CBS Television Studios has snapped up rights to Gardiner’s UNSUB, the first in a riveting new crime series inspired by the notorious, unsolved Zodiac case. UNSUB, which goes on sale this summer (6/27), will be developed as a TV series by…

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Working on Your Next Book or Just Published? You May Win a £20,000 Prize Here

If you are working on your next piece of crime fiction or just published a mystery novel, you may be eligible to win a £20,000 prize. How? The Amazon UK Kindle Storyteller Award is now open for entries. The Kindle Storyteller Award is a new literary prize recognizing newly published work in the English language across…

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Daily Mail and Penguin Use Crowdsourcing to Identify the Next Agatha Christie

Thanks to some innovative competition using crowdsourcing, talented writers can become the next Agatha Christie. Last year, Daily Mail newspaper in U.K. launched the Daily Mail First Novel competition with the prize of a £20,000 publishing deal with one of the world’s biggest and most respected publishers, Penguin Random House. The idea was to tap…

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Crime Thriller By Jacob Ross Wins Minority Ethnic Writers Award

Caribbean crime thriller The Bone Readers by Jacob Ross has won The Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Color. Jhalak prize is a new annual award that seeks to celebrate books by British/British resident black, Asian and minority ethnic writers (BAME), and the overall winner is presented with a prize…

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Swedish Director Daniel Alfredson To Make Hakan Nesser Intrigo Trilogy

Hakan Nesser (born 21 February 1950) is a familiar name for the fans of Scandinavian Crime Fiction. The Swedish author and teacher who has written a number of successful novels, has won Best Swedish Crime Novel Award three times, and his novel Hour of the Wolf won the prestigious Glass Key award in 2000. His…

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These Vending Machines By “Short Edition” Dispense Short Stories

The journey of vending machines dispensing short stories began in Grenoble, a city of a hundred and sixty thousand in the French Alps. A local publishing startup wanted to make short stories more accessible to public and boost the public interest in literature. The company, called Short Edition, started by installing a prototype vending machine in…

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2017 Longlist For The Sunday Times Short Story Awards

Fourteen authors have made it onto the longlist for the 2017 Sunday Times Short Story Award. The shortlist of six will be announced on March 19, and the winner will be announced at Stationers’ Hall in London on April 27. The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award is, at £30,000, the world’s richest prize for…

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3 New Cozy Mysteries To Read This Month

Among the cozy mysteries released this month, A Death At The Yoga Cafe by Michelle Kelly is less about medication and more about a wild ride. In the latest installment of Keeley Carpenter series, Keeley’s life seems to be in good shape yet busy and on a  roller coaster: With a growing business, handsome boyfriend,…

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The Best Of The Week In Mystery And Thriller Audiobooks

Among the hot new audiobooks released this month, Minnesota-based author Mindy Mejia delivers a story with great twists and turns in Everything You Want Me to Be. The novel reconstructs a year in the life of a dangerously mesmerizing young woman, during which a small town’s darkest secrets come to the forefront, and she inches closer and closer to…

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Michael Connelly To Release A New Bosch Novel and A Fresh Series In 2017

Harry Bosch, the main protagonist of Michael Connelly Bosch series, has captivated the police procedural fans across the world for more than 2 decades and the release of the Amazon Prime original series “Bosch” has made the novels even more popular. For those avid readers who can’t get enough of Bosch , there is some…

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