2014 Lovey Award winners

This weekend, at Love Is Murder, the 2014 Lovey awards are presented.

BEST FIRST NOVEL
ONE MAN’S CASTLE by J. Michael Major

Other nominees:
BRIGHT AND YELLOW, HARD AND COLD by Tim Chapman
THE BUTTERFLY SISTER by Amy Gail Hansen
BAD POLICY by James M. Jackson
BURIED TRUTH by Gunter Kaesdorf
RIM TO RIM: DEATH IN THE GRAND CANYON by Jeanne Meeks
DECEPTION: A CLAIRE O’SHAUNESSY MYSTERY by Sue Myers

BEST TRADITIONAL / AMATEUR SLEUTH
PEAK SEASON FOR MURDER by Gail Luksika

Other nominees:
DEATH OF A GARDEN HOE by Gale Borger
DANGEROUS THREADS by Dave Ciambrone
MURDER BY THE SEASIDE by Julie Anne Lindsey
LOCKED WITHIN : AN EMMA WINBERRY MYSTERY by Helen Macie Osterman

BEST SUSPENSE
THE BLACK STILETTO: STARS & STRIPES by Raymond Benson

 

Other nominees:
FEAR OF BEAUTY by Susan Froetschel
HAVANA LOST by Libby Fischer Hellmann
DECEIVED by Julie Anne Lindsey
INCONSPICUOUS by M. E. May
BRILLIANCE by Marcus Sakey
THE FATE OF MERCY ALBAN by Wendy Webb

BEST PARANORMAL / SCI-FI
GIRL Z: MY LIFE AS A TEENAGE ZOMBIE by Christine Verstraete

Other nominees
BLOOD RED by Heather Graham
HOW I STARTED THE APOCALYPSE, BOOK TWO by Brian Pinkerton
THE VANISHING by Wendy Webb

BEST SERIES
CLOSE-UP ON MURDER (MURDER, SHE WROTE SERIES) by Donald Bain

Other nomiees:
TOTALLY EVIL (THE MILLER SISTERS MYSTERIES) by Gale Borger
THE ICE WOMAN ASSIGNMENT (THE STARK & O’BRIAN SERIES) by Austin Camacho
EMMA CALDRIDGE SERIES by Jamie Freveletti
KREWE OF HUNTERS SERIES by Heather Graham

BEST SHORT STORY
HARRY’S LOSS OF GRACE by Luisa Buehler

Other nominees:
ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WOODS (in Kwik Krimes) by Raymond Benson
WAR SECRETS (in The Mystery Box) by Libby Fischer Hellmann
A LETTER TO MY EX (in Splatterlands) by J. Michael Major