Friday, April 28, 2017

Adrian Mc Kinty Wins Edgar Award!

The 2017 Edgar® Winners and Nominees

The Ex by Alafair Burke (HarperCollins Publishers – Harper)
Where It Hurts by Reed Farrel Coleman (Penguin Random House – G.P. Putnam's Sons)
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye (Penguin Random House – G.P. Putnam's Sons)
What Remains of Me by Alison Gaylin (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)
WINNER: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley (Hachette Book Group – Grand Central Publishing)

WINNER: Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry (Penguin Random House – Penguin Books)
Dodgers by Bill Beverly (Crown Publishing Group)
IQ by Joe Ide (Little, Brown & Company – Mulholland Books)
The Drifter by Nicholas Petrie (Penguin Random House – G.P. Putnam's Sons)
Dancing with the Tiger by Lili Wright (Penguin Random House –Marian Wood Book/Putnam)
The Lost Girls by Heather Young (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)

Shot in Detroit by Patricia Abbott (Polis Books)
Come Twilight by Tyler Dilts (Amazon Publishing – Thomas & Mercer)
The 7th Canon by Robert Dugoni (Amazon Publishing – Thomas & Mercer)
WINNER: Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty (Prometheus Books – Seventh Street Books)
A Brilliant Death by Robin Yocum (Prometheus Books – Seventh Street Books)
Heart of Stone by James W. Ziskin (Prometheus Books – Seventh Street Books)


Morgue: A Life in Death by Dr. Vincent DiMaio & Ron Franscell (St. Martin's Press)
The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle that Brought Down the Klan 
by Laurence Leamer (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)
Pretty Jane and the Viper of Kidbrooke Lane: A True Story of Victorian Law and Disorder: The Unsolved Murder That Shocked Victorian England by Paul Thomas Murphy (Pegasus Books)
While the City Slept: A Love Lost to Violence and a Young Man's Descent into Madness by Eli Sanders (Penguin Random House – Viking Books)
WINNER: The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer
by Kate Summerscale (Penguin Random House – Penguin Press)

Alfred Hitchcock: A Brief Life by Peter Ackroyd (Penguin Random House – Nan A. Talese)
Encyclopedia of Nordic Crime: Works and Authors of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden Since 1967 by Mitzi M. Brunsdale (McFarland & Company)
WINNER: Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin (W.W. Norton – Liveright)
Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote Draculaby David J. Skal (W.W. Norton – Liveright)

"Oxford Girl" – Mississippi Noirby Megan Abbott (Akashic Books)
"A Paler Shade of Death" – St. Louis Noir by Laura Benedict (Akashic Books)
WINNER: "Autumn at the Automat" – In Sunlight or in Shadow by Lawrence Block (Pegasus Books)
"The Music Room" – In Sunlight or in Shadow  by Stephen King (Pegasus Books)
"The Crawl Space" – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazineby Joyce Carol Oates (Dell Magazines)

Summerlost by Ally Condie (Penguin Young Readers Group – Dutton BFYR)
WINNER: OCDaniel by Wesley King (Simon & Schuster – Paula Wiseman Books)
The Bad Kid by Sarah Lariviere by  (Simon & Schuster – Simon & Schuster BFYR)
Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand  (Simon & Schuster – Simon & Schuster BFYR)
Framed! by James Ponti (Simon & Schuster – Aladdin)
Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry by Susan Vaught
(Simon & Schuster – Paula Wiseman Books)


Three Truths and a Lie by Brent Hartinger (Simon & Schuster – Simon Pulse)
The Girl I Used to Be by April Henry (Christy Ottaviano Books/Macmillan)
WINNER: Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse (Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown BFYR)
My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier (Soho Press – Soho Teen)
Thieving Weasels by Billy Taylor (Penguin Random House –
Penguin Young Readers – Dial Books)


The Other Sister by Dianne Dixon (Sourcebooks – Sourcebooks Landmark)
Quiet Neighbors by Catriona McPherson (Llewellyn Worldwide – Midnight Ink)
Say No More by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Tor/Forge Books – Forge Books)
Blue Moon by Wendy Corsi Staub (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)
WINNER: The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)

Sunday, April 23, 2017


Another great line up this year for the 3rd Dublin Writers' Conference.....Plenty of events and workshops in June! Looking forward to taking part again this year, and hope to see a few of you there!!! For full details, visit http://thebookpromoter.com/conference/

Workshops & Opportunities for Emerging & Established Writers Cavan - Information Day May 17th

Cavan County Council Arts office are working with the Irish Writers Centre in 2017 to provide a series of workshops and opportunities for emerging and established writers in County Cavan.  

An information session will take place on 17 May at 6pm at Townhall, Cavan.   

This is also available to writers in neighbouring counties but attendance must be booked by registering with santinaburns@cavancoco.ie or telephone 049 4378549.

Taking part are Louise Phillips, Mia Gallagher, Pat Boran, Kate Cunningham & Valerie Bistany. 


Professional, crisp, crime fiction course delivers!

Just got this lovely testimonial from an ex-student....THANK YOU
"Louise Phillips knows what makes a good story - and has proved it by writing several bestselling crime novels. In this workshop, she imparts the literary knowledge and practical skills learned along the way.
Character development, plot progression and dialogue… each tutorial blends critical analysis, advice in shaping individual work, detailed feedback, guidelines and measurable strategies. The fact that this course is now a staple on the Irish Writers’ Centre calendar is testament to its success in helping participants focus and develop their craft.
There are many voices offering options for writers to improve their writing. This professional, crisp, crime fiction course delivers."
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