Saturday, April 30, 2016

2016 Edgar Awards

Here is a partial list of winners:

BEST NOVEL
Let Me Die in His Footsteps by Lori Roy (Penguin Random House – Dutton)

BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Atlantic – Grove Press)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney (HarperCollin Publishers – William Morrow)

BEST FACT CRIME
by Allen Kurzweil (HarperCollins Publishers – Harper)

BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL  
The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards (HarperCollins Publishers-HarperCollins)

BEST SHORT STORY
“Obits” – Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King (Simon & Schuster – Scribner)

BEST JUVENILE
Footer Davis Probably is Crazy by Susan Vaught (Simon & Schuster – Paula Wiseman Books)

BEST YOUNG ADULT
A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis (HarperCollins Publishers – Katherine Tegen Books)

Monday, April 25, 2016

Highly Recommended Reading: The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

Are you a fan of Gone Girl, Girl on a Train or Luckiest Girl Alive? Then you'll like The Passenger by Lisa Lutz.

The novel begins with Tanya Dubois' husband dead at the bottom of the stairs. She didn't kill him, but must nonetheless take off because her identity can't withstand close scrutiny by the cops. The rest of the exciting book is about her life on the run, and the slow reveal of the reason she initially had to hide her identity.

The Passenger is an exciting and entertaining read. Check it out!