Mystery: Newsworthy | June 1, 2013

INTO THE MIX June is Audiobook Month, and what better time to cross-promote your audio offerings in mystery? [See Raya Kuzyk’s Audio Spotlight feature, “Volume Control” (LJ 4/1/13, p. 28–29), for more marketing ideas.—Ed.] This year’s Audie Awards (www.theaudies.com) were announced on May 30; here are the five dynamic nominees in the mystery category:

Ewan, Chris. The Good Thief’s Guide to Vegas. Read by Simon Vance (AudioGO)

Greaves, Chuck. Hush Money. Read by Dan Butler (AudioGO)

Kepler, Lars. The Nightmare. Read by Mark Bramhall (Macmillan Audio)

Lippman, Laura. And When She Was Good. Read by Linda Emond (Harper Audio)

Penny, Louise. The Beautiful Mystery. Read by Ralph Cosham (Macmillan Audio)


The International Thriller Writers (ITW) has posted its nominees for the 2013 Thriller Awards. The winners will be announced at ThrillerFest VIII, July 13, 2013, in New York (thrillerwriters.org).

BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL

Chercover, Sean. The Trinity Game. (Thomas & Mercer: Amazon)

Freeman, Brian. Spilled Blood. (SilverOak: Sterling)

Gardner, Lisa. Catch Me. (Dutton)

Hurwitz, Gregg. The Survivor. (St. Martin’s)

Landay, William. Defending Jacob. (Delacorte)

BEST FIRST NOVEL

Friedman, Daniel. Don’t Ever Get Old. (Minotaur: St. Martin’s)

Laukkanen, Owen. The Professionals. (Putnam)

Pavone, Chris. The Expats. (Crown)

Quirk, Matthew. The 500. (Reagan Arthur: Little, Brown)

Sears, Michael. Black Fridays. (Putnam).

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL NOVEL

Crouch, Blake. Pines. (Thomas & Mercer: Amazon)

Doolittle, Sean. Lake Country (Bantam)

Gaylin, Alison. And She Was. (Harper: HarperCollins)

Marwood, Alex. The Wicked Girls. (Penguin)

Sherer, Michael W. Night Blind. (Thomas & Mercer: Amazon).

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