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(posted 6 June, 2013)
- Mystery Readers International
- MACAVITY NOMINATIONS
- Mystery Readers International: It's time to nominate for the
- Macavity Awards in the following categories:
- Best Mystery Novel:
- Best Mystery First Novel:
- Best Mystery Bio/Critical:
- Best Mystery Short Story:
- Sue Feder Memorial Historical Mystery:
- Deadline: June 15, 2013
- Books and stories must have been published in 2012.
- To nominate, fill in the blanks, and send to
- Janet Rudolph, Editor, Mystery Readers Journal.
- You do not have to nominate in every category.
- Please limit your nominations to one in each category.
- Ballots will be sent out to members of Mystery Readers
- International later in June.
- "MIDSUMMER IN MIDSOMER 2013," the Midsomer Murders Society's
- annual fan convention weekend, takes place from 21 to 23 June 2013 in
- Oxfordshire, UK. (Booking closed 15th of May, but keep it in mind for
- next year.)
- This year's programme will include a Midsomer Murders Quiz Evening,
- several Midsomer location visits — Halton House, Knebworth
- House and Adwell House, a tasty three course dinner in The George in
- Dorchester (a gorgeous Midsomer location seen in "The Maid in Splendour"
- and other episodes), and an optional extension day trip on Monday (24 June)
- to Oxford.
- For some events, spaces are limited due to size of venue.
- This year, writer Douglas Watkinson is expected to speak about his work on
- Midsomer Murders (subject to work commitments). Watkinson is the writer of
- some of Midsomer's most popular episodes such as Death in Disguise,
- Beyond the Grave and Down Among the Dead Men.
- For updates, previous years' convention reports or to become a Society member
- and to browse our Society merchandise, please visit our website. We are also
- active on Facebook and Twitter as well, where you'll get instant updates
- straight from the source.
(posted 30 May, 2013)
2013 Arthur Ellis Award Winners...
- Best Novel
- Giles Blunt, Until the Night (Random House Canada).
- Best First Novel
- Simone St. James, The Haunting of Maddy Clare (NAL).
- Best Novella
- Lou Allin, Contingency Plan (Orca Books).
- Best Nonfiction
- Steve Lillebuen, The Devil's Cinema: The Untold Story behind
- Mark Twitchell's Kill Room(McClelland & Stewart).
- Best Juvenile/YA
- Shane Peacock, Becoming Holmes (Tundra Books).
- Best Crime Writing in French
- Mario Bolduc, La Nuit des albinos: Sur les traces de
- Max O'Brien(Libre Expression).
- Best Short Story
- Yasuko Thanh, "Switch-blade Knife" in Floating Like the Dead
- (McClelland & Stewart).
- Best Unpublished First Novel
- Coleen Steele, Sins Revisited.
- Derrick Murdoch Award
- The Derrick Murdoch Award is awarded at the CWC president's discretion.
- This year, the award goes posthumously to Lyn Hamilton for her body of
- work plus her extensive contributions to both the CWC and the Canadian
- crime-writing community.
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