Fresh from this weekend’s Love Is Murder mystery writers’ conference, held in Chicago, come nine winners of the 2015 Lovey Awards.
Best First Novel: The Black Hour, by Lori Rader-Day (Seventh Street)
Best Traditional/Amateur Sleuth: Dead Between the Lines, by Denise Swanson (Signet)
Best Thriller: Death and White Diamonds, by Jeff Markowitz (Intrigue)
Best Suspense: Black Stiletto: Secrets & Lies, by Raymond Benson (Oceanview)
Best Police Procedural/P.I.: Retribution, by Annie Rose Alexander (Intrigue)
Best Historical: Shall We Not Revenge, by D.M. Pirrone (Allium Press)
Best Paranormal: Plagued by Guilt, by Molly MacRae (Signet)
Best Series: The Charlie Fox Series by Zöe Sharp
Best Short Story: “What We Do for Love,” by Tim Chapman (from Kiddieland & Other Misfortunes; Thrilling Tales)
Strangely, there doesn’t appear to be a winner in the usual category of Romantic Suspense. A full list of 2015 Lovey nominees is here.
Congratulations to all of this year’s prize recipients!