Monday, February 10, 2014

Lovey Awards 2014

Love is Murder Mystery Conference announced the 2014 Lovey Awards:

Best First Novel: One Man’s Castle by J. Michael Major (Five Star)

Other nominees: Bright and Yellow, Hard and Cold, by Tim Chapman (Allium Press); The Butterfly Sister, by Amy Gail Hansen (Morrow); Bad Policy, by James M. Jackson (Barking Rain Press); Buried Truth, by Gunter Kaesdorf (Cambridge); Rim to Rim: Death in the Grand Canyon, by Jeanne Meeks (CreateSpace); and Deception, by Sue Myers (CreateSpace)

Best Traditional/Amateur Sleuth: Peak Season for Murder, by Gail Lukasik (Five Star)

Other Nominees: Death of a Garden Hoe, by Gale Borger (Echelon Press); Dangerous Threads, by Dave Ciambrone (L & L Dreamspell); Murder by the Seaside, by Julie Anne Lindsey (Carina Press); and Locked Within, by Helen Macie Osterman (Dark Oak Mysteries)

Best Suspense: The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes by Raymond Benson (Oceanview)

Other Nominees: Fear of Beauty, by Susan Froetschel (Seventh Street); Havana Lost, by Libby Fischer Hellmann (Red Herrings Press); Deceived, Julie Anne Lindsey (Merit Press); Inconspicuous, by M.E. May (CreateSpace); Brilliance, Marcus Sakey (Thomas & Mercer); and The Fate of Mercy Alban, by Wendy Webb (Hyperion)

Best Paranormal/Sci-fi: Girl Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie by Christine Verstraete (Intrigue)

Other Nominees: Blood Red, by Heather Graham (Mira); How I Started the Apocalypse, Book Two, by Brian Pinkerton (Severed Press); and The Vanishing, by Wendy Webb (Hyperion)

Best Series: Close-Up on Murder (Murder, She Wrote) by Donald Bain (NAL)
Other Nominees: Totally Evil (The Miller Sisters Mysteries), by Gale Borger (Echelon Press); The Ice Woman Assignment (The Stark & O’Brian Series), by Austin Camacho (Intrigue); Emma Caldridge Series by Jamie Freveletti (Morrow), and the Krewe of Hunters Series by Heather Graham (Mira)

Best Short Story: “Harry’s Loss of Grace” by Luisa Buehler

Other Nominees: “Once Upon a Time in the Woods,” by Raymond Benson (from Kwik Krimes, edited by Otto Penzler; Thomas & Mercer); “War Secrets,” by Libby Fischer Hellmann (from Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box, edited by Brad Meltzer; Grand Central) and “A Letter to My Ex,” by J. Michael Major (in Splatterlands: Reawakening the Splatterpunk Revolution, edited by Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson; Grey Matter Press)

HT: Ominmystery News

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