CWA Daggers for Disgraced Spies, Elderly Snipers, and Ghostmen

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Earlier this spring Barbara Conaty, my go-to reviewer for spy fiction, praised  British author Mick Herron’s latest novel, Dead Lions, for “bringing a fresh and puckish eye to espionage and crime, leaving behind the stodgy staples.” The judges of Britain’s CWA Dagger Awards obviously agreed with Conaty’s assessment. Awarding Herron  the CWA 2013 Goldsboro Gold […]

Bouchercon 2013: Louise Penny Goes on a Crime Award Spree

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At the 44th annual Bouchercon (a volunteer-run mystery convention for readers, writers, and other publishing types), held September 19–21 in Albany, NY,  best-selling author Louise Penny scored a double-header, winning the 2013 Anthony and the 2013 Macavity Best Novel Awards for The Beautiful Mystery, a locked-room puzzler set in a remote monastery deep in the […]

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