Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Going for the Silver

Just when you thought an end had finally come to announcements involving contenders for assorted annual crime, mystery, and thriller fiction prizes … here comes another one. With only a few days yet to go before the start of this year’s Killer Nashville conference (to be held August 18-21 in Nashville, Tennessee), organizers of that event have disseminated their list of contenders for the 2016 Silver Falchion Awards. There are 20 categories of finalists for these commendations—too many to list here. But below are the first two.

Best Fiction Adult Book:
Hard Latitudes, by Baron R. Birtcher (Permanent Press)
The Raping of Ava Desantis, by Mylo Carbia (Rockefeller)
The Wild Inside, by Christine Carbo (Atria)
Trust No One, by Paul Cleave (Atria)
Go Down Hard, by Craig Faustus Buck (Brash)
As Night Falls, by Jenny Milchman (Ballantine)
One Tenth of the Law, by Ray Peden (Williams Printing)
The Dead Key, by D.M. Pulley (Thomas & Mercer)
The Ripper Gene, by Michael Ransom (Forge)
Done in One, by Jan Thomas and Grant Jerkins (Thomas Dunne)
Prince of the Blue Castles, by Timothy Vincent (W&B)

Best Fiction First Novel:
One Murder More, by Kris Calvin (Inkshares)
The Wild Inside, by Christine Carbo (Atria)
The Mind of God, by Bevan Frank (Elm Park)
The Ripper Gene, by Michael Ransom (Forge)

Again, you can find the complete list of prize nominees here. The winners in each category will be declared during an awards banquet this coming Saturday, August 20.

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