Tuesday 3 August 2021

Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award Finalists!


The 2021 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award Finalists have been announced. The winners will be announced at the The Killer Nashville Awards Dinner that is due to take place on August 21 2021.

Best Action/ Adventure

The Medina Device by T. J. Champitto

Hot Flash Decisions by Shirley B. Garrett

Dead Men’s Silence by James Lindholm

Trojan Horse by S. Lee Manning

The Crow’s Nest by Richard Meredith

Best Comedy

Con Me Once by J. L. Delozier

Risky Whiskey by Lucy Lakestone

Once is Never Enough by Haris Orkin

Slightly Murderous Intent by Lida Sideris

Murder by Milk Bottle by Lynne Truss

Best Cozy

Winter Witness by Tina deBellegarde

Dead Man’s Watch by Kay DiBianca

Three Treats Too Many by Debra H. Goldstein

Family Twist by Bonita Y. McCoy

Murder in First Position by Lori Robbins

Larceny at the Library by Colleen J. Shogan

Seas the Day by Maggie Toussaint

Dr. Shine Cracks the Case by Cathy Tully

Rose by Any Other Name by Becki Willis

A Sew Deadly Cruise by Lois Winston

Best Historical

Copy Boy by Shelley Blanton-Stroud

Dark Secrets of the Bayou by Kim Carter

A Child Lost by Michelle Cox

The Lost Wisdom of the Magi by Susie Helme

Death on the Homefront by Frances McNamara

Best Investigator

Narco Noir by Carmen Amato

The Last Scoop by R. G. Belsky

Within Plain Sight by Bruce Robert Coffin

The Vultures by Mark Hannon

The Garbage Man by Candace Irving

A Palette for Love and Murder by Saralyn Richard

Stardust Trail by J. R. Sanders

Facets of Death by Michael Stanley

In Twilight’s Hush by Laurie Stevens

All We Buried by Elena Taylor

Dirty Old Town by Gabriel Valjan

Best Juvenile/YA

The Crossingway by Lynn H. Elliott

Irish Town by Matthew John Meagher

Kassy O’Roarke Treasure Hunter by Kelly Oliver

Astrobia by James C. Paavola

Someone is Burning My Lord, Kumbaaya by Fiza Pathan and Michaelangelo Zane

Best Mystery

Every Kind of Wicked by Lisa Black

Dark Secrets of the Bayou by Kim Carter

Travels of Quinn by Sasscer Hill

Three Houses on a Hill by Nicholas Holloway

Relative Silence by Carrie Stuart Parks

Calling for the Money by Cathy Perkins

Love Power by Martha Reed

Murder, Forgotten by Deb Richardson-Moore

Code Gray by Benny Sims

Murder at Lolly Beach by Jane Suen

Best Non-Fiction

The Cold Vanish: Seeking the Missing in North America’s Wildlands by Jon Billman

The Five Core Conversations for Couples by David and Julie Bulitt

Words Whispered in Water by Sandy Rosenthal

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Jeremy and the Witches Medallion by Randy Gauthier

Servant of the Crown by Duncan M. Hamilton

In the Shadow of a Valiant Moon by Stu Jones & Gareth Worthington

Otaku by Chris Kluwe

Odyssey Tale by Cody Schlegel

Best Short Story/Anthology

Crossing Borders by Lisa Brackmann & Matt Coyle

Judge Lu’s Case Files, Stories of Crime & Mystery in Imperial China by P.A. De Voe

Minnesota Not So Nice: Eighteen Tales of Bad Behavior by Barbara Merritt Deese, Pat Dennis, Michael Allan Mallory, and Timya Owen

Couch Detective Book 2 by James Glass

Children of the Fang and Other Genealogies by John Langan

Best Supernatural

Slipping into Darkness by D. M. Bourgeois

Borrowings of the Shan Van Vocht by Catherine Moore

Wonderland by Zoje Stage

Sisters of the Moon by Alexandrea Weis

Borrowed Memories by Christine Mager Wevik

Inn the Spirit of Competition by Becki Willis

Best Suspense

Inherent Fate by Alicia Anthony

Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest by T.M. Brown

The Stepdaughter by Georgina Cross

Athena’s Dilemma by Donna Del Oro

A Thousand Miles from Spokane by S. D. Goldman

Ring of Conspiracy by J. Robert Kinney

Trojan Horse by S. Lee Manning

The Golden Girl by Dana Perry

Last Call by Cathi Stoler

Let the Guilty Pay by Rick Treon

Best Thriller

Collateral byBrian Andrews & Jeffrey Wilson

Bakersfield Boys Club by Anne Da Vigo

Blind Edge by Candace Irving

The Venezuelan by Bill King

Fall by Leslie McCauley

Percentages of Guilt by Michael Niemann

Ripple in the Sea by Charley Pearson

Hot Ice, Cold Blood by Holly Spofford

The Divine Devils by R. Weir

Scorpion Scheme by Melissa Yi

Congratulations to all the nominated authors.

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