Tuesday, 11 February 2014

The Lovey Awards 2014

Love is Murder conference recently took place between 7th and 9th February 2014 in Chicago.  The Lovey Awards were given out over the weekend and they are as follows –
Best First Novel:
Bright and Yellow, Hard and Cold, by Tim Chapman (Allium Press)
The Butterfly Sister, by Amy Gail Hansen (Morrow)
Bad Policy, by James M. Jackson (Barking Rain Press)
Buried Truth, by Gunter Kaesdorf (Cambridge)
One Man’s Castle by J. Michael Major (Five Star)
Rim to Rim: Death in the Grand Canyon, by Jeanne Meeks (CreateSpace)  Deception, by Sue Myers (CreateSpace)

Best Traditional/Amateur Sleuth:
Death of a Garden Hoe, by Gale Borger (Echelon Press)
Dangerous Threads, by Dave Ciambrone (L & L Dreamspell)
Murder by the Seaside, by Julie Anne Lindsey (Carina Press)
Peak Season for Murder, by Gail Lukasik (Five Star)
Locked Within, by Helen Macie Osterman (Dark Oak Mysteries)

Best Suspense:
The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes by Raymond Benson (Oceanview)
Fear of Beauty, by Susan Froetschel (Seventh Street)
Havana Lost, by Libby Fischer Hellmann (Red Herrings Press)
Deceived by Julie Anne Lindsey (Merit Press)
Inconspicuous by M.E. May (CreateSpace);
Brilliance by Marcus Sakey (Thomas & Mercer)
The Fate of Mercy Alban, by Wendy Webb (Hyperion)

Best Paranormal/Sci-fi:
Blood Red, by Heather Graham (Mira)
How I Started the Apocalypse, Book Two, by Brian Pinkerton (Severed Press);
Girl Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie by Christine Verstraete (Intrigue)
The Vanishing, by Wendy Webb (Hyperion)

Best Series:
Close-Up on Murder (Murder, She Wrote) by Donald Bain (NAL)
Totally Evil (The Miller Sisters Mysteries) by Gale Borger (Echelon Press)
The Ice Woman Assignment (The Stark & O’Brian Series) by Austin Camacho (Intrigue)
Emma Caldridge Series by Jamie Freveletti (Morrow)
Krewe of Hunters Series by Heather Graham (Mira)

Best Short Story:
Once Upon a Time in the Woods” by Raymond Benson (from Kwik Krimes, edited by Otto Penzler; Thomas & Mercer)
Harry’s Loss of Grace” by Luisa Buehler
War Secrets” by Libby Fischer Hellmann (from Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box, edited by Brad Meltzer; Grand Central)  
A Letter to My Ex” by J. Michael Major (in Splatterlands: Reawakening the Splatterpunk Revolution, edited by Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson; Grey Matter Press)

Winners in bold.

Congratulations to all the winners and nominated authors.

(H/T Mystery Fanfare)

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