Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Taking the Silver in Nashville

B.V. Lawson reminds us in her blog, In Reference to Murder, that this last weekend brought the Killer Nashville mystery-fiction conference to Tennessee’s capital city. As an element of those festivities, presentations were made of the the 2019 Silver Falchion Awards. There were a dozen categories of winners, but the following two might be of the greatest interest to Rap Sheet readers:

Best Mystery:
A Knife in the Fog, by Bradley Harper (Seventh Street)

Also nominated: Unholy Secrets, by Delphine Boswell (CreateSpace); The Burial Place, by Larry Enmon (Crooked Lane); The Shadows We Hide, by Allan Eskens (Mulholland); Star Struck, by Mike Faricy (Credit River e-book); Killing in C Sharp, by Alexia Gordon (Henery Press); River of Secrets, by Roger Johns (Minotaur); A Dying Note, by Ann Parker (Poisoned Pen Press); Deadly Solution, by Keenan Powell (Level Best); and Dying for a Deal, by Cindy Sample (CreateSpace)

Best Thriller:
Tie — Illegal Holdings, by Michael Niemann (Coffeetown Press), and Scourge, by Charley Pearson (Ingram Spark)

Also nominated: Yesterday’s News, by R.G. Belsky (Oceanview); The War Beneath, by Timothy S. Johnston (ChiZine); Fractured, by Thomas Kelso (Jolly Robin Press); The Consultant, by Tj O’Connor (Oceanview); City of Grudges, by Rick Outzen (SelectBooks); A Knife’s Edge, by Eliot Parker (Headline); Naked Truth, by Rick Pullen (Koehler); and The Dark and the Dead, by Dana J. Summers (CreateSpace)

Click here to find the complete list of winners. And the catalogue of all this year’s finalists is available here.

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