Saturday, April 4, 2020

DERRINGER FINALISTS: Short Mystery Fiction Society

The Short Mystery Fiction Society announced the Finalists for the 2020 Derringer Awards. Since 1998, the Short Mystery Fiction Society has awarded the annual Derringers—after the popular pocket pistol—to outstanding published stories. The awards recognize outstanding stories published during 2019. Results of membership voting are scheduled to be posted on May 1, 2020.
 
Flash
Author
Lucky
Trey Dowell
The Two-Body Problem
Josh Pachter
2 Percent
Lissa Marie Redmond
Birdbrain
C J Verburg
The Six-Year-Old Serial Killer
Chris Chan


Short

The Kindly Dark
J. B. Toner
Love, or Something Like It
Michael Bracken
A Sure Thing
C.C. Guthrie
On the Road with Mary Jo
John Floyd
Pig Lickin’ Good
Debra H. Goldstein


Long

Miss Starr’s Good-bye
Leslie Budewitz
None Shall Sleep
Sylvia Maultash Warsh
Pretty Dreams
Peter W. J. Hayes
See Humble and Die
Rick Helms
Lucy's Tree
Sandra Murphy


Novelette

Her Sister's Secrets
Brendan DuBois
The Cripplegate Apprehension
Rick Helms
The Concrete Smile
Frank Zafiro
The Dutchy
Doug Allyn
I Called to Say You're Dead
Stephen Greco