Love is Murder, a small mystery conference was held in Chicago over this past weekend. The Lovey Awards were originally known as the Reader's Choice Award, and have been a feature of the Love Is Murder conference since 2000. Because no conference was held in 2010, books published in both 2009 and 2010 were considered for 2011 awards.
Update: Carol Thomas just posted the entire list on examiner.com Thanks to Jamie Freveletti for pointing me that way!
Lovey Award Winners:
Best First Novel: Stein, Stoned by Hal Ackerman
Best Traditional/Amateur Sleuth: Grace Under Pressure by Julie Hyzy
Best PI/Police Procedural: Hostile Takeovers by Michael Black
Best Historical: Dangerous to Know by Tasha Alexander
Best Thriller: Running Dark by Jamie Freveletti
Best Romantic Suspense: Red, White, and Dead by Laura Caldwell
Best Series: Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
Best Short Story: “The Sugar Cure,” by Carolyn Haines (from Delta Blues, 2010)
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