Monday, August 28, 2017

Tennessee Treats

During this last weekend’s annual Killer Nashville conference, a wide variety of commendations were handed out. A complete account of those prizes can be found here, but below are listed a few that I thought would be of greatest interest to Rap Sheet readers.

Silver Falchion Best Fiction Adult Mystery:
Fighting for Anna, by Pamela Fagan Hutchins (SkipJack)

Also nominated: Amaretto Amber, by Traci Andrighetti; The Heavens May Fall, by Allen Eskens; Love You Dead, by Peter James; Coyote, by Kelly Oliver; Grace, by Howard Owen; Exit, by Twist Phelan; Dead Secrets, by L.A. Toth; and A Brilliant Death, by Robin Yocum

Silver Falchion Best Fiction Adult Thriller:
Clawback, by J.A. Jance (Touchstone)

Also nominated: Blonde Ice, by R.G. Belsky; Blood Trails, by Diane Capri; Ash and Cinders, by Rodd Clark; The 7th Canon, by Robert Dugoni; Assassin’s Silence, by Ward Larsen; Child of the State, by Catherine Lea; Blood Wedding, by Pierre LeMaitre; The Last Second Chance, by Jim Nesbitt; and Brain Trust, by Lynn Sholes

Silver Falchion Best Fiction Adult Suspense:
Waking Up in Medellin, by Kathryn Lane (Pen-L)

Also nominated: Skin of Tattoos, by Christina Hoag; Prime Cut, by Ray Peden; and The Body Next Door, by Gay Yellen

Silver Falchion Best Fiction Adult Anthology/Collection:
Eight Mystery Writers You Should Be Reading Now, by Michael Guillebeau (Madison Press)

Also nominated: In Sunlight or In Shadow, edited by Lawrence Block; Iceslinger, by John Hegenberger; Echoes of Sherlock Holmes, edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger; What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, by Helen Oyeyemi; and The Marianated Nottingham and Other Abuses of the Language, by Charley Pearson

In addition, Max Allan Collins was given the John Seigenthaler Legends Award; Richard Helms received this year’s Magnolia Award, the highest honor presented by the Southeast Chapter of Mystery Writers of America (SEMWA), conferred in recognition of service to the organization; Beth Terrell (Jaden Terrell) was presented with the 2017 SEMWA Silver Quill Award; and Kierstin Marquet picked up the C. Auguste Dupin Detective Award.

Congratulations to all of the winners and other nominees!

READ MORE:Report from Killer Nashville,” by Max Allan Collins.

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