Monday, May 11, 2015

"Stop, You're Killing Me!

Sounds like a punch line to a joke...
But it is not. This is a wonderful site that is all about mystery books...mystery, crime, thriller, suspense, cozies, you name it.

It is that time of year in which our Mystery Book Club will read any book(s) of our choice from the Mystery Award lists. There are several categories of awards that are given each year. Some have been determined, some not yet.

But on this list, you will find 4-5 books that have been chosen within a category and is "up" for that award.

For instance the first category listed is the Agatha Awards. These are books that are considered traditional mysteries.

The nominees for the 2015 award in this category are:
Best Contemporary Novel
*Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan
° The Good, the Bad, and the Emus by Donna Andrews[review]
° A Demon Summer by G.M. Malliet
° Designated Daughters by Margaret Maron
° The Long Way Home by Louise Penny

Best Historical Novel
*Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen[review]
° Wouldn’t it Be Deadly by D.E. Ireland[review]
° Murder in Murray Hill by Victoria Thompson
° Hunting Shadows by Charles Todd
° An Unwilling Accomplice by Charles Todd[review]

Best First Novel
*Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran [review]
° Circle of Influence by Annette Dashofy
° Tagged for Death by Sherry Harris
° Finding Sky by Susan O’Brien
° Murder Strikes a Pose by Tracy Weber

Best Short Story
*“The Odds Are Against Us” by Art Taylor
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November 2014
° “The Blessing Witch” by Kathy Lynn Emerson
Best New England Crime Stories 2015: Rogue Wave
° “The Shadow Knows” by Barb Goffman
Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays
° Just Desserts for Johnny” by Edith Maxwell
° “Premonition” by by Art Taylor
Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays

There are 14 more categories to choose from. Oh boy! Much better to a mystery book lover than the Academy Awards.

Look for your summer reading here! Choose Awards on the left side bar or check out the other items.

Happy reading!

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