Friday, 1 February 2013

Love is Murder

Best First Novel
Courting Murder, by Bill Hopkins

Souljourner, by D. L. Marriott
Perfidy, by Michele May
In her Shadow, by August McLaughlin
Best Traditional/Amateur Sleuth
Where Did You Die, by Patricia K. Batta
The Trashy Gourmet, by David Ciambrone
A Small Hill to Die On, by Elizabeth Duncan
The Lightkeeper’s  Legacy, by Kathleen Ernst
Dabblers, by Kathryn Flatt
The Lost Artist, by Gail Lukasik

Last Wool and Testament, by Molly MacRae

Emma Winberry and the Evil Eye, by Helen Osterman
Murder in the Round, by Patricia Rockwell (an Amelia Barnes Acoustic Mystery)
Crosscurrents, by Powell Smily, with Susan Smily and Honora Finkelstein

Best Thriller
Hitman: Damnation, by Raymond Benson
The Black Stiletto: Black & White, by Raymond Benson
The Ninth Day, by Jamie Freveletti
Company Orders, by David J. Walker

Best Police Procedural
Portrait of Murder, by Rob Riley
The Sons of Jude, by Brandt Dobson

Best Paranormal/Sci-Fi
Walk-In, by Honora Finkelstein and Susan Smily

When the Moon is Gibbous and Waxing, by Angela Myers

Best Historical
Archie Meets Nero Wolfe, by Robert Goldsborough
Death at Woods Hole, by Frances McNamara
The Bootleggers Nephew, by Sara Wisseman

Best Suspense
A Bitter Veil, by Libby Fischer Hellman
Moonlight for Maggie, by Karen L. Syed

Best Series
Get Fluffy, by Sparkle Abbey (the Pampered Pets mystery series)
Thy Will be Done, by Richard M. Davidson (the Lord's Prayer mystery series)
The Janus Reprisal, by Jamie Freveletti (Robert Ludlum's Covert One series)
Killerfind by Sharon Woods Hopkins (the Rhetta McCarter mysteries)
Trickster’s Point, by William Kent Krueger (the Cork O'Connor mystery series)
The Watch, by Jerry Peterson (the AJ Garrison crime novels)

Best Short Story
"Harry's Fall From Grace" by Luisa Buehler, prequel to the Grace Marsden mystery series
"The Love Nest", by Sharon I. Cook, in The Legend Of Judgment Rock & Other Mystery Stories
"Capital Partners", by Libby Fischer Hellman, in Writes of Spring
"Early's Christmas", by Jerry Peterson, in Stories of the Season anthology
"The Case of the Extra Ingredient", by Mary Welk, in Hot Crime, Cool Chicks

The Lovey Awards will be given out as part of the 14th annual Love is Murder Conference that is due to take place between 1-3 February 2013 in Chicago.  The awards will be presented during the banquet on the Saturday evening. 

Congratulations to all the nominees!

Hat tip to Janet Rudolph and Mystery Fanfare for the information.

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