The 2013 LOVEY Awards for mystery writing were presented at the 14th annual Love is Murder mystery writers and readers conference on Saturday, Feb. 2. The awards were presented in nine categories, with more than 40 entrants.
Best First Novel: PERFIDY by M.E. May
Best Traditional Amateur Sleuth: THE LIGHTKEEPER’S LEGACY by Kathleen Ernst Best Thriller: COMPANY ORDERS by David J. Walker Best Historical: ARCHIE MEETS NERO WOLFE by Robert Goldsborough Best Police Procedural: PORTRAIT OF MURDER by Rob Riley Best Suspense: A BITTER VEIL by Libby Fischer Hellmann Best Paranormal/Sci-Fi: LAST WOOL AND TESTAMENT by Molly MacRae Best Series: TRICKSTER’S POINT by William Kent Krueger Best Short Story: HARRY’S FALL FROM GRACE by Luisa Buehler