• Herbie’s Game by Timothy Hallinan (Soho Press)
• The Detective & the Pipe Girl by Michael Craven (HarperCollins)
• First Light by Al Lamanda (Five Star)
• The Detective by James Patrick Hunt (Cengage Gale)
• Peter Pan Must Die by John Verdon (Crown)
Winner will be announced at the Black Orchid Banquet in New York in December.
HT: The Rap Sheet