7th Annual Killer Nashville
Silver Falchion Award™ Entries

Silver Falchion Award Finalists

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Best Novel

Book Author Publisher
A Bat In The Belfry Sarah Graves Bantam
A Case of Redemption Adam Mitzner Gallery Books
A Christmas Hope Anne Perry Ballantine
A Dark Mind TR Ragan Thomas and Mercer
A Dead Issue  John Evans Sunbury Press Inc
A Deeper Love Inside Sister Souljah Atria Books
A Delicate Truth John le Carré Viking
A Dying Fall Elly Griffiths Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A Fatal Likeness Lynn Shepherd Delacorte
A Field Of Red Greg Enslen Gypsy Publications
A Man Without Breath Philip Kerr A Marian Wood Book/Putnam
A Season of Madness Robert Scott Pinnacle
A Serpent's Tooth Craig Johnson Viking
A Tap On The Window Linwood Barclay New American Library (NAL)
A Taste for Blood David Stuart Davies Sparkling Books Limited
A Trifle Dead Livia Day Twelfth Planet Press
After Dead Charlaine Harris Berkley/NAL
All Fudged Up Nancy Coco Kensington Publishing Corp.
All God's Children Anna Schmidt Barbour Publishing
Almost Criminal E.R. Brown Dundurn
An Affair To Dismember Elise Sax Ballantine
An Illustrated Death Judi Culbertson Witness Impulse
Angel Baby Richard Lange Mulholland Books
Angel's Gate p.g. sturges Scribner
Antiques Chop Barbara Allan Kensington Publishing Corp.
Antiques Slay Ride Barbara Allan Kensington Publishing Corp.
As She Left It Catriona McPherson Midnight Ink Books
Ashes, Ashes, They All Fall Dead Lena Diaz Avon Impulse
Ask Not Max Allan Collins TOR / Forge
Babayaga Toby Barlow Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Back from the Dead Peter Leonard The Story Plant
Battered To Death Gayle Trent Pocket Books
Beloved Enemy Eric Van Lustbader Forge Books
Best Defense Randy Rawls Midnight Ink Books
Betrayed Donnell Ann Bell BelleBooks Publishing
Beyond the Bridge Tom MacDonald Oceanview Publishing
Black Bear Aly Monroe John Murray
Black Star Nairobi Mukoma wa Ngugi Melville International Crime
Bleed Through Kristine Kathryn Rusch WMG Publishing
Blind Justice Anne Perry Ballantine
Blood Makes Noise Gregory Widen Thomas and Mercer
Blood Rust - Death of the China Doll W. Hock Hochheim Lauric Press
Blood Tango Annamaria Alfieri Minotaur Books
Blood Tattoo Jude Hardin Thomas and Mercer
Bloodfire Quest Terry Brooks Del Ray
Bolero Joanie McDonnell Thomas and Mercer
Bombay Family Bedtime Stories Leslie Langtry Gemma Halliday Publishing
Bone Pit Bette Golden Lamb/J. J. Lamb Two Black Sheep Productions
Bones of the Lost Kathy Reichs Scibner
Bottom Line Marc Davis The Permanent Press
Braced for Murder Sue Owens Wright Five Star Publishing
Breach of Power Chuck Barrett Switchback Press
Breaking Point C.J. Box Penguin Group
Brilliance Marcus Sakey Thomas and Mercer
Brother Kemal Jakob Arjouni Melville International Crime
Buried Kendra Elliot Montlake Romance
Cain's Blood Geoffrey Girard Touchstone
Capital Punishment Robert Wilson Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Capricorn's Collapse Michael J. Tucker Create Space
Cartwheel Jennifer duBois Random House
Chasing Charlie Chan J.L. Abramo Down & Out Books
Chasing the Dead Joel Goldman ADM Enterprises, LLC
Chihuahua Confidential Waverly Curtis Kensington Publishing Corp.
Chloe's Spirit Ann Simas Magic Moon Press
City of Mirrors Melodie Johnson-Howe Pegasus Books
Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway Sara Gran Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Clammed Up Barbara Ross Kensington Publishing
Clean Burn Karen Sandler Exhibit A
Cobra Clearance Richard Craig Anderson Hellgate Press
Cold Hearts Gunnar Staalesen Arcadia Books
Colt Jude Hardin CreateSpace
Cornerstone J. M. Leduc Suspense Publishing
Countdown City Ben H. Winters Quirk Books
Counterfeit Scott L. Miller Layla Dog Publishing
Covenant With Hell Priscilla Royal Poisoned Pen Press
Cries of the Lost Chris Knopf The Permanent Press
Crime of Privilege Walter Walker Ballantine
Crimes of Memory LJ Sellers Thomas and Mercer
Criminal Enterprise Owen Laukkanen Penguin Group
Critical Mass Sara Paretsky Penguin Group
Cross and Burn Val McDermid Atlantic Monthly Press
Crucible: Star Wars Troy Denning LucasBooks
Cut To The Bone Jefferson Bass William Morrow
Dazzled Maxine Nunes Five Star/Cengage
Dead Ever After Charlaine Harris Berkley/NAL
Dead Eye Mark Greaney Berkley Books
Dead Money Dean Wesley Smith WMG Publishing
Dead Wrong Connie Dial The Permanent Press
Deadline Sandra Brown Grand Central Publishing
Deadly Catch E. Michael Helms Seventh Street Books
Deadly Diamonds John F. Dobbyn Oceanview Publications
Deadly Heat Richard Castle Kingswell
Deadly Recall Donnell Ann Bell BelleBooks Publishing
Deadly Stakes J.A. Jance Touchstone
Death Al Dente Leslie Budewitz Berkley Prime Crime Books
Death in Florence Marco Vichi Hodder & Stougton
Death in the Time of Ice: A People of the Wind Mystery Kaye George Untreed Reads
Death of the Demon Anne Holt Scribner
Death of Yesterday M. C. Beaton Grand Central Publishing
Death Runs in the Family, Book Three of the Alvarez Family Murder Mysteries Heather Haven The Wives of Bath Press
Death Was in the Blood Linda L Richards Five Star Mystery Publishing
Deb on Air--Live at Five Laurie Moore Five Star Mystery Publishing
Deceived Randy Wayne White Penguin Group
Deep into Dusk Laurie Stevens Follow Your Dreams Publishing
Deeply Odd Dean Koontz Bantam
Desperado: A Mile High Noir Manuel Ramos Arte Público Press
Devil in the Hole Charles Salzberg Five Star/Gale-Cengage
Devil with a Gun M.C. Grant Midnight Ink Books
Dime If I Know Maggie Toussaint Five Star/Cengage
Dirty Harriet Miriam Auerbach BelleBooks Publishing
Divas Do Tell Virginia Brown BelleBooks Publishing
Doctor Night John T. Cullen Clocktower Books
Doctor Sleep Stephen King Scribner
Don't Leave Me James Scott Bell Compendium Press
Downfall Jeff Abbott Grand Central Publishing
Drift Jon McGoran Forge Books
Drones Johnny Ray Sir John Publishing
Dukkha Reverb: A Sam Reeves Martial Arts Thriller Loren W. Christensen YMAA Publications
Dying for a Daiquiri Cindy Sample Cindy Sample Books
Dying For Dinner Rolls Lois Lavrisa Sunlake Press
Eine Kleine Murder:A Cressa Carraway Musical Mystery Kaye George Barking Rain Press
Eva's Eye Karin Fossum Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Evil in All Its Disguises Hilary Davidson Forge Books
ExtraLife, Inc. Kfir Luzzatto Pine Ten
Fangs Out David Freed The Permanent Press
Fatal Decree H. Terrell Griffin Oceanview Publishing
Fatal Descent Beth Groundwater Midnight Ink Books
Fear Collector Gregg Olsen Pinnacle
Fear for Me Cynthia Eden Montlake Romance
Fear of Beauty Susan Froetschel Seventh Street Books
Fire Knife Dancing John Enright Thomas and Mercer
First Star Ann Simas Magic Moon Press
Firstborn Bob Stewart Novel Concept Publishing LLC
Found H. Terrell Griffin Oceanview Publishing
Frozen Solid James Tabor Ballantine
Full Ratchet Mike Cooper Viking
Game Drive marie moore Camel Press
Getting Out of Dodge R.A. Barnes Marble City Publishing
Gluten for Punishment Nancy J. Parra Berkley Prime Crime
Green Light for Murder Heywood Gould Tyrus Books
Green Light For Murder Heywood Gould Tyrus Books
Grey Lady Paul Kemprecos Suspense Publishing
Guilt Jonathan Kellerman Ballantine
Hack Kieran Crowley Omicron Press (Indie)
Hair Raising Kevin J. Anderson Kensington Publishing Corp.
Hammett Unwritten Owen Fitzstephen Seventh Street Books
Hard Target Kay Thomas Avon Impulse
Hazardous Material Kurt Kamm MCM Publishing
He's Gone Deb Caletti Bantam
Heart of Ice P.J. Parrish Pocket Books
Helsinki Blood James Thompson Penguin Group
Hidden Order Brad Thor Atria Books
High Treason John Gilstrap Pinnacle
Hijack In Abstract Larissa Reinhart Henery Press
His Majesty's Hope Susan Elia MacNeal Bantam
Hit Me Lawrence Block Mulholland Books
I Hear the Sirens in the Street Adrian McKinty Seventh Street Books
Identical Scott Turow Grand Central Publishing
In Retrospect Ellen Larson Five Star Publishing
In the Moors Nina Milton Midnight Ink Books
Inconspicuous M. E. May M&B Literary Creations
Inherit the Dead Lee Chid et al Touchstone
Innocence Dean Koontz Bantam
Into the Dark Rick Mofina Harlequin MIRA
Invitation to Die Helen Smith Thomas and Mercer
It Happens in the Dark Carol O'Connell Penguin Group
Jamaica Plain Colin Campbell Midnight Ink Books
Jewelry from a Grave Caroline Taylor Five Star Publishing
Joe Victim Paul Cleave Atria Books
Jordan's Stormy Banks Jefferson Bass William Morrow
Joyland Stephen King Hard Case Crime
Justified Action Earl Staggs Earl Staggs
Key Death Jude Hardin Thomas and Mercer
Killer Eulogy and Other Stories Warren Bull Untreed Reads
King and Maxwell David Baldacci Grand Central Publishing
Knuckleduster Andrew Post Medallion Press
Left Hanging Patricia McLinn BelleBooks Publishing
Letters from a Murderer John Matthews Exhibit A
Lexicon Max Barry The Penguin Press
Lie Still Julia Heaberlin Bantam
Lies in Wait Donna Del Oro Musa Publishing
Lights Out Melissa Groeling Black Opal Books
Little Elvises Timothy Hallinan Soho Crime
Long Gone Man Phyllis Smallman TouchWood Editions
Lowcountry Bombshell Susan M. Boyer Henery Press
Luck Be A Lady Gemma Halliday & T. Sue VerSteeg Gemma Halliday Publishing
Lucky Bastard Deborah Coonts Forge Books
Made of Stone Charlie Williams Thomas and Mercer
Magic Rises Ilona Andrews Berkley/NAL
Marathon Genie Davis Five Star Mystery Publishing
Matchpoint Elise Sax Ballantine
Midnight Kevin Egan Tor / Forge
Midnight At Marble Arch Anne Perry Ballantine
Midnight Lies Ella Grace Ballantine
Midnight Sacrafice Melinda Leigh Montlake Romance
Midnight Secrets Ella Grace Ballantine
Milkshakes, Mermaids, and Murder Sara Rosett Kensington Publishing Corp.
Moon Underfoot Bobby Cole Thomas and Mercer
Mortal Arts Anna Lee Huber Berkley Prime Crime
Mortal Bonds Michael Sears Penguin Group
Mrs. Hudson in the Ring Barry S Brown Sunstone Press
Multiple Exposure Ellen Crosby Scribner
Murder as a Fine Art David Morrell Mulholland Books
Murder by Sunlight: The Charity Quilt Barbara Graham Five StarCengage
Murder is Ugly Price McNaughton Talebearers Publishing
Murder She Wrote: Close-Up on Murder Donald Bain New American Library (NAL)
Murder, She Wrote: Prescription for Murder Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain Obsidian
Music of Ghosts Sallie Bissell Midnight Ink
Mykonos After Midnight Jeffrey Siger Poisoned Pen Press
Mystery Girl David Gordon Thomas and Mercer
Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box Brad Meltzer Grand Central Publishing
Never Come Back David Bell New American Library (NAL)
Never Go Back Lee Child Delacorte
Night Film Marisha Pessl Random House
Night Moves: A Doc Ford Novel Randy Wayne White Penguin Group
Night Terrors Dennis Palumbo Poisoned Pen Press
Night Tide Michael W. Sherer Cutter Press (Amazon Digital Services)
No Dawn for Men James Lepore The Story Plant
No Escape Mary Burton Zebra
No Man's Nightingale Ruth Rendell Scribner
No Pat Hands J. J. Lamb Two Black Sheep Productions
No Safe Ground Julia Pomeroy Five Star Mystery Publishing
No Show Simon Wood Thomas and Mercer
Noah's Rainy Day Sandra Brannan Greenleaf Book Group
Nosy Neighbors Denise M. Hartman Denise M Hartman
Nowhere Safe Nancy Bush Zebra
Onion Street Reed Farrel Coleman Tyrus Books
Ordinary Grace William Kent Krueger Atria Books
Oscar Wilde and the Murders at Reading Goal Gyles Brandreth Touchstone
Our Picnics In The Sun Morag Joss Delacorte
Out of Sight Out of Mind Evonne Wareham Choc Lit
Out of the Black John Rector Thomas and Mercer
Pagan Spring G. M. Malliet Minotaur Books
Path of Night Dirk Flinthart FableCroft Publishing
Pharaoh David Gibbins Dell Books
Plague Ship Leonard Goldberg Midnight Ink Books
Plan D Simon Urban Harvill Secker
Plan X Rory Tate Thalia Press
Point and Shoot Duane Swierczynski Mulholland Books
Poison Pill Glenn Kaplan Forge Books
Poisoned Politics Maggie Sefton Midnight Ink Books
Pray for Us Sinners Patrick Taylor Forge Books
Purgatory Key Darrell James Midnight Ink Books
Queen of Diamonds Frank Zafiro & Jim J. Wilsky Frank Scalise
Rain Dogs Baron R. Birtcher The Permanent Press
Ravenwood Tim Underwood createspace
Ready To Die Lisa Jackson Zebra
Really Dead J.E. Forman Dundurn
Red Moon: A Novel Benjamin Percy Grand Central Publishing
Red Velvet Cupcake Murder Joanne Fluke Kensington Books
Reel Stuff Don Bruns Oceanview Publishing
Relentless Winter Austin Crimson Romance
Robert B. Parker's Wonderland Ace Atkins Penguin Group
Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Retribution Eric Van Lustbader Grand Central Publishing
Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Utopia Experiment Kyle Mills Grand Central Publishing
Rock Island Rock Eyre Price Thomas and Mercer
Rough Men Aric Davis Thomas and Mercer
Rules of Crime LJ Sellers Thomas and Mercer
Running Scared: The Second Pete Culnane Mystery S.L. Smith Beaver's Pond Press
S. J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst Mulholland Books
Sacrifice Paul Finch Harper360
Safe as Houses Simone van der Vlugt Canongate Books
Sandrine's Case Thomas H. Cook The Mysterious Press
Saving Laura Jim Satterfield Oceanview Publishing
Schroder: A Novel Amity Gaige Twelve
Secretariat Reborn Susan Klaus Oceanview Publishing
Secrets, Snapdragons, and a Spirit Tina DC Hayes Raven's Wing Books
Seven for a Secret Lyndsay Faye Amy Einhorn Books
Shadow Woman Linda Howard Ballantine
Sharp Alex Hughes Roc (Penguin)
She Can Scream Melinda Leigh Montlake Romance
She Who Waits Daniel Polansky Hodder & Stougton
Sherlock Holmes - The Stuff of Nightmares James Lovegrove Titan Books
Shocking True Story Gregg Olsen Gregg Olsen
Shoot the Dog Brad Smith Scribner
Shotgun Moon K.C. McRae Midnight Ink Books
Show Me the Murder Carolyn Mulford Five Star Mystery Publishing
Silencer Andy McNab ApostropheBooks.com
Silent Assassin Leo J. Maloney Pinnacle
Silken Prey John Sandford Penguin Group
Singularity Steven James Revell (Baker Publishing)
Skinner Charlie Huston Mulholland Books
Sleep With the Lights On Maggie Shayne Harlequin MIRA
Sniper Elite Scott McEwen Touchstone
Snipers Kristine Kathryn Rusch WMG Publishing
Soft Targets John Gilstrap Pinnacle
Speak of the Devil Allison Leotta Touchstone
Speaking From Among The Bones Alan Bradley Delacorte
Spirit of Steamboat Craig Johnson Viking
Spree Kristine Kathryn Rusch WMG Publishing
State of Emergency Marc Cameron Pinnacle
Stolen Moments Margie Walker Margie Walker
Storm Front Richard Castle Kingswell
Storm Front John Sandford Penguin Group
Strong Rain Falling Jon Land Forge Books
Sunrise Al Lamanda Five Star Mystery Publishing
Suspect Robert Crais Penguin Group
Takedown Twenty Janet Evanovich Bantam
Talon Ronie Kendig Barbour Publishing
Tamarack County William Kent Krueger Atria Books
Tell Me Lisa Jackson Kensington Books
Ten Lords A-Leaping C.C. Benison Delacorte
Terminus Joshua Graham Redhaven Books
Terror Red Colonel David Hunt Forge Books
The 13: Stand Robbie Cheuvront and Erik Reed with Shawn Allen Barbour Publishing
The 9/11 Machine Greg Enslen Gypsy Publications
The Accidental Native J.L. Torres Arte Público Press
The Accounting William Lashner Thomas and Mercer
The Alpine Xanadu Mary Daheim Ballantine
The Apple Fell Linda Rue Quinn Createspace
The Asylum John Harwood Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The Back Road Rachel Abbott Thomas and Mercer
The Big Chihuahua Waverly Curtis Kensington Publishing Corp.
The Black Country Alex Grecian Penguin Group
The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes Raymond Benson Oceanview Publishing
The Blood Secret Revel Barker Endeavour/Palatino: UK
The Bones of Paris Laurie R. King Bantam
The Book of Killowen Erin Hart Scribner
The Boy From Reactor 4 Orest Stelmach Thomas and Mercer
The Broken Places Ace Atkins Penguin Group
The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons Lawrence Block Lawrence Block
The Chalice Nancy Bilyeau Touchstone
The Circle Dave Eggers Knopf
The Confessions of Al Capone Loren D. Estleman Forge Books
The Crocodile Maurizio de Giovanni Europa Editions
The Crypt Thief Mark Pryor Seventh Street Books
The Cuckoo's Calling Robert Galbraith Mulholland Books
The Darkling R. B. Chesterton (Carolyn Haines) Pegasus Books
The Daylight War Peter Brett Del Rey
The Descartes Legacy Nina Croft Entangled Publishing
The Devil's Blues Ricky Bush Barking Rain Press
The Diabolist Layton Green Thomas and Mercer
The Difficult Sister Judy Nedry Judy Nedry
The Dinner Herman Koch Hogarth
The Distinguished Assassin Nick Taussig Dissident
The Elephant Girl Henriette Gyland Choc Lit
The Emerald Scepter Paul Kemprecos Suspense Publishing
The Far Side of Silence Robert B. Marcus, Jr. and Kim Frank Richardson Mockingbird Lane Press
The Fifth Assassin Brad Meltzer Grand Central Publishing
The Flinch Factor Michael Kahn Poisoned Pen Press
The Fort Aric Davis Thomas and Mercer
The Golden Egg Donna Leon Atlantic Monthly Press
The Gray Ghost Inn Jay Mims Staccato Publishing
The Green Berets: Chasing the Lost Bob Mayer Cool Gus
The Heist Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg Bantam
The Hero Pose Glen Ebisch Five Star Mystery Publishing
The Hit David Baldacci Grand Central Publishing
The Homecoming Carsten Stroud Alfred A. Knopf
The Husband's Secret Liane Moriarty Amy Einhorn Books
The Invisible Code Christopher Fowler Bantam
The Jackal's Share Chris Morgan Jones The Penguin Press
The Kill List Frederick Forsyth Penguin Group
The Kill Room Jeffery Deaver Grand Central Publishing
The Killing Game Toni Anderson Toni Anderson
The King Steven James Signet Select (Penguin)
The King's Deception Steve Berry Ballantine
The King's Exile Andrew Swanston Transworld
The Last Alibi David Ellis Penguin Group
The Last Kiss Goodbye Karen Robards Ballantine
The Last Whispers In The Dark Tom Piccirilli Bantam
The Leveling Dan Mayland Thomas and Mercer
The Libra Affair Daco Auffenorde Crimson Romance
The List Tom Wallace Hydra Publications
The Litter of the Law Rita Mae Brown Bantam
The Loch Ness Legacy Boyd Morrison Sphere imprint
The Lone Wolf Agenda Joseph Badal Suspense Publishing
The Madonna on the Moon Rolf Bauerdick Alfred A. Knopf
The Magnum Equation: A Cat Enright Equestrian Mystery Lisa Wysocky Cool Titles
The Man in Red Square Bill Moody Down & Out Books
The Manhattan Puzzle Laurence O'Bryan Harper360
The Mojito Coast Richard Helms Five Star Mystery Publishig
The Nero Decree Gregory Lee Thomas and Mercer
The Night Detectives Jon Talton Poisoned Pen Press
The Night Ranger Alex Berenson Penguin Group
The October List  Jeffery Deaver Grand Central Publishing
The Ophelia Cut John Lescroart Atria Books
The Outsider Chris Culver Grand Central Publishing
The Pen Name David Jacob Knight David Jacob Knight
The Philadelphia Quarry Howard Owen The Permanent Press
The Preservationist Justin Kramon Pegasus Books
The Prophet of Bones Ted Kosmatka Henry Holt and Company
The Rapist Les Edgerton New Pulp Press
The Red Queen Dies Frankie Y. Bailey Thomas Dunne
The Riddle of Solomon D. J. Niko Medallion Press
The Right Side of Wrong Reavis Z. Wortham Poisoned Pen Press
The Romanov Cross Robert Masello Bantam
The Sapphire Storm Amy Lignor Suspense Publishing
The Sea Horse Trade: A Nikki Latrelle Racing Mystery Sasscer Hill Wildside Press
The Secret Lives of Married Women Elissa Wald Hard Case Crime
The Shining Girls Lauren Beukes Mulholland Books
The Skies Roared Steve Bradshaw Barringer Publishing
The Sound and the Furry Spencer Quinn Atria Books
The Stranger You Know Andrea Kane Harlequin MIRA
The Study of Murder Susan McDuffie Five Star a division of Gale, Cengage Learning
The Tenth Witness Leonard Rosen The Permanent Press
The Thicket Joe R. Lansdale Mulholland Books
The Tower of Sarah Ben Patrick Eden Gypsy Shadow Publishing
The Treasure Hunt Andrea Camilleri Penguin Random House
The Trouble With Charlie Merry Jones Oceanview Publishing
The Tulip Eaters Antoinette van Heugten Harlequin MIRA
The Vessel of Scion Holly McClure Ecanus Publishing
The Warriors Tom Young Penguin Group
The Wolves of Midwinter Anne Rice Alfred A. Knopf
The World Beneath Rebecca Cantrell Rebecca Cantrell
The Wrong Girl Hank Phillippi Ryan Tor / Forge Books
Then We Take Berlin Melanie Broder Atlantic Monthly Press
Threads Polly Iyer Self-published/Parkwood Press
Tidewater Murder C. Hope Clark BelleBooks Publishing
Tropic Squall Ben Cherot BQB Publishing
Twist John Lutz Pinnacle
Under Fire Rachel Amphlett Rachel Amphlett
Underwater Julia McDermott Julia McDermott
Unseen Karin Slaughter Delacorte
Unthinkable Clyde Philips Thomas and Mercer
Voyage of Strangers Elizabeth Zelvin Amazon Digital
W is for Wasted Sue Grafton A Marian Wood Book / Putnam
Wayward Blake Crouch Thomas and Mercer
Weaponized Nicholas Mennuti with David Guggenheim Mulholland Books
What Doesn't Kill Her Max Allen Collins Thomas and Mercer
What She Saw Sheila Lowe Sheila Lowe & Associates
White Fire Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child Grand Central Publishing
Witch Wraith Terry Brooks Del Rey
Without Consent Bev Irwin Black Opal Books
Zero Separation Philip Donlay Oceanview Publishing

Best First Novel

Book Author Publisher
"22E ... Officer Down!" Steve Davis Davis Media
A Beautiful Heist Kim Foster Kensington Books
A Killing at Cotton Hill Terry Shames Prometheus Books
A Sinister Obsession S. B. Redstone Black Opal Books
A Wrong Turn at the Office Of Unmade lists Jane Rawson Transit Lounge
Angel Heat Leslie A. Borghini Suspense Publishing
Anonymous Sources Mary Louise Kelly Gallery Books
An Unlikely Hero Tierney James CreateSpace
Back to the Garden Erica Obey GALE Cengage Learning
Bad Policy James M. Jackson BRP Publishing Group
Bait J. Kent Messum Plume
Bear is Broken Lachlan Smith The Mysterious Press
Black Irish Stephan Talty Ballantine
Board Stiff Kendel Lynn Henery Press
Bright and Yellow, Hard and Cold Tim Chapman Allium Press of Chicago
Burden of Truth Terri Nolan Midnight Ink
Carved in Darkness Maegan Beaumont Midnight Ink
Claws of the Cat Susan Spann Minotaur Books
Clementine's Shadow Peggy Rothschild Amazon Digital
Cooks, Crooks and Colt Kem Roy Neal CreateSpace
Corrupt Practices Robert Rotstein Prometheus Books
Country Hardball Steve Weddle Tyrus Books
Cover of Snow Jenny Milchman Ballantine
Dante's Wood Lynne Raimondo Prometheus Books
Dead Light Michael Pace Sapphire Star Publshing
Dead, Without a Stone to Tell It Jen J. Danna Five Star Publishing
Deadstick Dawn S. L. Menear Suspense Publishing
Death Canyon David Riley Bertsch Scribner
Death Without Cause Pamela Triolo Wyatt MacKenzie Publishing
Desolation Row Kay Kendall Stairway Press
Double Whammy Gretchen Archer Henery Press
Dying Is My Business Nick Kaufmann St. Martin’s Griffin
Extinction Mark Alpert Thomas Dunne
Five And A Half Tons John Bayliss Grey Cells Press
Fleur deKey Vickie Pettee Big Easy Press
Front Page Fatality LynDee Walker Henery Press
Ghostman Roger Hobbs Alfred A. Knopf
Gimme Shelter Rob Gittins Y Lolfa
Goblinopolis Robert G Ferrell Zetabella Publishing
Good Gone Bad Susan Mills Wilson Code 3 Publications
Greenwood Tree B. Lloyd Grey Cells Press
Hour of the Red God Richard Crompton Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hunted Elizabeth Heiter Harlequin MIRA
I'll Sleep When You're Dead E. A. Aymar Black Opal Books
Innocent Blood: Equinox of Reckoning John Turney OakTara
Insidious Deception Alan L Moss Whiskey Creek Press
Japantown Barry Lancet Simon & Schuster
Josh Whoever Michael Guillebeau GALE Cengage Learning
Killer Image Wendy Tyson Henery Press
Lawless and the Devil of Euston Square William Sutton Exhibit A
Lay Death at Her Door Elizabeth Buhmann Red Adept Publishing
Leverage Dan Doeden Five Star Publishing
Loyalty Ingrid Thoft Penguin Group
Malicious Masquerade Alan Cupp Henery Press
Monkey Love and Murder Edith McClintock Five Star Publishing
Montana Gwen Florio Permanent Press
Montaro Caine Sidney Poitier Spiegel & Grau, Random House
My Brother's Name Laura Krughoff Scarletta Press
My Second Death Lydia Cooper Tyrus Books
Never Forget Lisa Cutts Myriad Editions
One Man's Castle J. Michael Major Five Star
Oops A Dead Body based on a true incident Patricia Bowman-Stein Outskirts Press
Playing Tyler T L Costa Angry Robot
Profile of a Killer Brent W. A. Henderson Xlibris
Red Dog Saloon R.D. Sherrill R.D. Sherrill
Red Sparrow Jason Matthews Scribner
Resolve J.J. Hensley The Permanent Press
Restrike Reba White Williams Delos
Retribution Winter Austin Crimson Romance
Reviver Seth Patrick Thomas Dunne
Sandstorm Desirae Friesen Forge Books
Shadow Catcher James R. Hannibal Berkley Books
Some Enchanted Murder Linda S Reilly Five Star Publishing
Southside Michael Krikorian Oceanview Publishing
Sticks and Stones Bettye Paige Oak Tree Press
Styx & Stone James W. Ziskin Seventh Street Books
Sugar Pop Moon John Florio Prometheus Books
The Alchemist Agenda Marty Weiss Graybooks
The Altarpiece Sarah Kennedy Knox Robinson Publishers
The Ambitious Card John Gaspard Henery Press
The Apartment: A Novel Greg Baxter Twelve
The Beggar's Opera Peggy Blair Penguin Group
The Boy Who Said No Patti Sheehy Oceanview Publishing
The Candidate's Daughter Catherine Lea Brakelight Press
The Clearing Dan Newman Exhibit A
The Cyrano Game Linda Rue Quinn CreateSpace
The Disappointment Room Dee Phelps River City Publishing, LLC
The Execution of Richard Sturgis, As Told by His Son, Colin Tony Rogers Southeast Missouri State University Press
The Green Line E.C. Diskin Thomas & Mercer
The Hard Bounce Todd Robinson Tyrus Books
The Never List Koethi Zan Viking/Pamela Dorman Books
The Next Time You See Me Holly Goddard Jones Touchstone
The Night Guest Fiona McFarlane Faber and Faber, Inc.
The Other Typist Suzanne Rindell Penguin Group
The Raven's Gift Don Rearden Penguin Group
The Raven's Warrior: A Novel Vincent Pratchett YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
The Returned Jason Mott Harlequin MIRA
The Riviera Contract Arthur Kerns Diversion Books
The Salacia Project Bill Duncan Brystol Foundation
The Silent Wife A.S.A. Harrison Penguin Random House
The Sixth Station Linda Stasi Forge Books
The Spectrum Conspiracy Craig Faris Bella Rosa Books
The Stray Pitch Marilyn Bos Flat Sole Studio
The Wicked Girls Alex Marwood Penguin Random House
Three Graves Full Jamie Mason Gallery Books
Trucksong Andrew Macrae Twelfth Planet Press
Under Tower Peak Bart Paul Skyhorse Publishing
Untold Damage Robert K. Lewis Midnight Ink
Vendetta Stone Tom Wood Tom Wood
Vessel of Scion Holly McClure Ecanus Publishing
Whimsey: A Novel Kaye Wilkinson Barley Kaye Wilkinson Barley
White Ginger Thatcher Robinson Prometheus Books
Wounded Prey Sean Lynch Exhibit A
Yesterday's Echo Matt Coyle Oceanview Publishing

Best Young Adult

Book Author Publisher
Assured Destruction Michael F. Stewart Non Sequitur Press
Buried Secrets at Louisbourg Jo Ann Yhard Nimbus Publishing
Crash Into You Katie McGarry Harlequin TEEN
Deceived Julie Anne Lindsey F+W Media
Escape from Eden Elisa Nader Merit Press
Hooked Liz Fichera Harlequin TEEN
Hunting Andrea K Höst Andrea K Hösth
Insomnia J.R. Johansson Flux Books
Jeanne and Anna Mysteries: The Mystery of the Open Grave Shelton McGraw Tate Publishing Young Adult
Killer's Instinct Dawn Dalton and Judith Graves Leap Books, Surge
Lake Thirteen Greg Herren Soliloquy
Made of Stars Kelley York Entangled Publishing
Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking Erin Dionne Penguin Young Readers Group
Newt's Emerald Garth Nix Jill Grinberg Literary Management
Olivia Twisted Vivi Barnes Entangled Publishing
Poor Little Dead Girls Lizzie Friend Merit Press
The Enchanter Heir Cinda Williams Chima Hyperion
The Morcant Twins and the Curse of the Griseum Maria Illich Zetabella Publishing
The Ravens of Solemano (or The Order of The Mysterious Men in Black) Eden Unger Bowditch Bancroft Press
The Rules for Disappearing Ashley Elston Hyperion
These Broken Stars Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner Hyperion
The Tell-Tale Con Aimee Gilchrist Gemma Halliday Publishing
Twisted Marjorie Brody Bell Bridge Books
United We Spy Ally Carter Hyperion
Wickedly They Come Cathrina Constantine Black Opal Books

Best Children’s

Book Author Publisher
39 Clues, The: Cahills vs. Vespers Book 6: Day of Doom David Baldacci Scholastic Press
39 Clues, The: Unstoppable Book 1: Nowhere To Run Jude Watson Scholastic Press
Andi Unexpected Amanda Flower HarperCollins
Be a Wilderness Detective Peggy Kochanoff Nimbus Publishing
Cheaters Steve Brezenoff Stone Arch Books
Floors #3: The Field of Wacky Inventions Patrick Carman Scholastic Press
Hide and Seek Kate Messner Scholastic Press
Hold Fast Blue Balliett Scholastic Press
In Search of Goliathus Hercules Jennifer Angus Albert Whitman & Company
Ivy and Bean Take the Case Annie Barrows Chronicle Books
JJ Bennett: Junior Spy in The Rise of the K-CIA Alba Arango Alba Arango
Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase Jonathan Stroud Disney-Hyperion
Lost in the City: A Julie Mystery Kathleen O'Dell American Girl
Max Finder Mystery Collected Casebook Volume 7 Liam O'Donnell, Craig Battle, Ramón Pérez Owlkids Books
Menehunes Missing Jason Huddle Comfort Publishing
Mixed-Up Mysteries Renae Brumbaugh, Jean Fischer, and Erica Rodgers Barbour Publishing
Mystery at Blue Ridge Cemetery Florence Parry Heide & Roxanne Heide Pierce Albert Whitman & Company
Mystery of the Fallen Treasure Gertrude Chandler Warner Albert Whitman & Company
No Ordinary Owl Lauraine Snelling and Kathleen Damp Wright Barbour Publishing
No Place Like Home Steve Brezenoff Stone Arch Books
Romeo Blue Phoebe Stone Arthur A. Levine Books
Son of a Itch (A J.J. McCall Novel) S.D. Skye Frankie V Books
Storm Watcher Maria V. Snyder Leap Books, Frolic
Super Schnoz and the Gates of Smell Gary Urey Albert Whitman & Company
The 13th Sign Kristin O'Donnell Tubb Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan
The Alchemist War John Seven Stone Arch Books
The Ballgame with No One at Bat Steve Brezenoff Stone Arch Books
The Boardwalk Mystery Gertrude Chandler Warner Albert Whitman & Company
The Case of the Invisible Witch Patrice Lyle Leap Books
The Crook that Made Kids Cry Steve Brezenoff Stone Arch Books
The Deep Vol.2: The Vanishing Island Tom Taylor Gestalt Publishing
The Devil's Backbone Rae Ann Parker Gamekeeper Press
The Haunted Opera: A Marie-Grace Mystery Sarah Masters Buckey American Girl
The Magic Sapphire Alba Arango Alba Arango
The Mighty Quinn Robyn Parnell Scarletta Junior Readers
The Missing Chancleta and Other Top-Secret Cases / La chancleta perdida y otros casos secretos Alidis Vicente Arte Publico Press
The Mystery at Blue Moon Stables Kathryn B. Butler What About Jelly Publishing
The Mystery of the Mischievous Marker: A Mickey Rangel Mystery / El misterio del malvado marcador: Coleccion Mickey Rangel, Detective Privado René Saldaña Arte Público Press
The Phantom of Hidden Horse Ranch Kristiana Gregory KK Publication Corporation
The Return of the Graveyard Ghost Gertrude Chandler Warner Albert Whitman & Company
The Strangers Jacqueline West Penguin Young Readers Group
The Windmill Rosalyn Rikel Ramage Trafford Publishing
Traitor in the Shipyard: A Caroline Mystery Kathleen Ernst American Girl

Best Young Readers

Book Author Publisher
Did You Make the Hole in the Shell in the Sea? Janice S. C. Petrie Seatales Publishing Company
Ghost Detectors, Volume 1: Let the Specter-Detecting Begin Dotti Enderle Scarletta Junior Readers
Ghost Sounds Anita Yasuda Stone Arch Books
Inspector Rumblepants and The Case of The Golden Haggis Mike Blyth BQB Publishing
Just in Time: Sweet Secrets in Pennsylvania Cheri Pray Earl and Carol Williams Familius
Just in Time: The Rescue Begins in Delaware Cheri Pray Earl and Carol Williams Familius
Murilla Gorilla and the Lost Parasol Jennifer Lloyd Simply Read Books
Murilla Gorilla, Jungle Detective Jennifer Lloyd Simply Read Books
NERDS: Book Five: Attack of the BULLIES Michael Buckley Amulet Books
Spark Kallie George Simply Read Books
The Beach Bandit Anita Yasuda Stone Arch Books
The Big Hairy Secret Thomas Kingsley Troupe Stone Arch Books
The Case of The Locked Box Lewis B. Montgomery Kane Press
The Chilly Mammoth Roberto Pavanello Stone Arch Books
The Cucuy Stole My Cascarones / El coco me robo mis cascarones Spelile Rivas Arte Publico Press
The Spotted Dog Last Seen Jessica Scott Kerrin Groundwood Books

Best Preschool

Book Author Publisher
Bug Patrol Denise Dowling Mortensen, Cece Bell (illustrator) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Young Readers
Monster Needs a Costume Paul Czajak Scarletta Kids

Best Anthology or Collection

Book Author Publisher
A Case for Brutus Lloyd: Science Fiction Mystery Stories John Russell Fearn Borgo Press
A Knife for My Love and Further Mayhem / Silent Treatment and Other Stories (Wildside Mystery Double #14) Morris Hershman Borgo Press
A Touch of Wnter Multiple Authors/Collection Black Opal Books
Best New England Crime Stories 2014: Stone Cold Mark Ammons Level Best Books
Bodies Everywhere  Short Stories of Murder Barbara (A) Martin Barbara A Martin
By the Balls: The Complete Collection Jim Pascoe, Tom Fassbender Akashic Books
Dallas Noir David Hale Smith Akashic Books
Death and the Detective Jess Faraday Elm Books
Death's Twisted Tales J. J. White EBGB Publishing
Don't Get Mad, Get Even: 15 Tales of Revenge and More Barb Goffman Wildside Press
Encounters of Sherlock Holmes George Mann Titan Books
Fish Bites Cop! Stories To Bash Authorities David James Keaton Comet Press
Fish Nets: The Second Guppy Anthology Edited by Ramona DeFelice Long Wildside Press
Flash in the Attic: 33 Very Short Stories Michelle Richmond, Editor Fiction Attic Press
Heartache Motel Terri L. Austin, Larissa Reinhart, LynDee Walker Henery Press
Knife Edge Multiple Authors/Collection Marble City Publishing
Kwik Krimes Otto Penzler Thomas and Mercer
Lucky Charms 12 Crime Tales Multiple Authors/Collection The Mary Roberts Rinehart Pittsburgh Chapter of Sisters in Crime
Manila Noir Jessica Hagedorn Akashic Books
Mystery in Moon Lane: Supernatural Mystery Stories A.A. Glynn Borgo Press
Mystery Times Ten 2013 Multiple Authors/Collection Buddhapuss, Ink
Our Lost Border: Essays on Life amid the Narco-Violence Editors, Sarah Cortez and Sergio Troncoso Arte Público Press
Peaceful Tomorrows, Volume 1 Robert Simon Zetabella Publishing
Sherlock Holmes: Repeat Business: New Stories of the Great Detective Lyn McConchie Borgo Press
Silver Birch Press Noir Erasure Poetry Anthology Silver Birch Press Silver Birch PRess
Sisters in Crime: Early Crime and Mystery Stories by Women Mike Ashley (editor) Peter Owen Publishers
Stop at Nothing: Classic Crime Stories / Vicious Circles: Classic Crime Stories (Wildside Mystery Double #15) Morris Hershman Borgo Press
Tales of Jack the Ripper Ross E. Lockhart, editor Word Horde
The Ash Murders: Supernatural Mystery Stories Edmund Glasby Borgo Press
The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories Joanne Anderton FableCroft Publishing
The Chained Man: Classic Crime Stories / The Whispering Man: A Mr. Budd Classic Crime Tale (Wildside Mystery Double #16) Gerald Verner Borgo Press
The Chambrion and Other Stories by Pierre-Alexis Ponson du Terrail, translated by Brian Stableford Borgo Press
The Chaos of Chung-Fu: Weird Mystery Stories Edmund Glasby Borgo Press
The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries 10 Valerie Howlett Running Press
Things That Go Bump for the Holidays Multiple Authors/Collection Black Opal Books
Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives: Stories from the Trailblazers of Domestic Suspense Sarah Weinman Penguin Random House
Twin Cities Noir: The Expanded Edition Julie Schaper, Steven Horwitz Akashic Books
Two Degrees Closer to Hell David Fingerman Staccato Publishing
Undeath and the Detective Jess Faraday Elm Books
USA Noir Johnny Temple Akashic Books
Vampires Romance to Rippers an Anthology of Tasty Stories Multiple Authors/Collection Indie Publishing House

Best Nonfiction

Book Author Publisher
2014 Guide to Self-Publishing Robert Brewer Writer's Digest Publishing
American Honor Killings: Desire and Rage Among Men David McConnell Akashic Books
An Insider's Guide to Publishing David Comfort Writer's Digest Publishing
As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling Anne Serling Kensington
Bad Girls M. William Phelps Kensington
Being Cool: The Work of Elmore Leonard Charles J. Rzepka Johns Hopkins University Press
Clues and Corpses: The Detective Fiction and Mystery Criticism of Todd Downing Curtis Evans Coachwhip Publications
Dime Novels and the Roots of American Detective Fiction Pamela Bedore Palgrave Macmillan, Scholarly
Echoes of my Soul Robert K. Tanenbaum Kensington
Empty Mansions Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr. Ballantine
ExpertBook Marketing Made Simple:  Publicizing and Promoting Your Book Karen Lynn Maher LegacyONE Authors
Extortion Peter Schweizer Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Fascinomas: fascinating medical mysteries Clifton K. Meador, M.D. CreateSpace
Francona: The Red Sox Years Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy Trade Publishing
French Crime Fiction, 1945–2005-Investigating World War II Margaret-Anne Hutton Ashgate Publishing Company
Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success Adam Grant Viking
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief Lawrence Wright Alfred A. Knopf
History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time Brad Meltzer & Keith Ferrell Workman Publishing
House of Lies Linda Rosencrance Kensington
I Wear the Black Hat Chuck Klosterman Scribner
Jack London: An American Life Earle Labor Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Jolly Good Detecting Bruce Shaw McFarland & Company
Kill the Ones You Love Robert Scott Kensington
Killer Dads Mary Papenfuss Prometheus Books
Law & Disorder: The Legendary FBI Profiler's Relentless Pursuit of Justice  John Douglas Kensington
Lure of the Arcane: The Literature of Cult and Conspiracy Theodore Ziolkowski Johns Hopkins University Press
Magic Words: The Extraordinary Life of Alan Moore Lance Parkin Aurum Press
Mastermind: How to Think like Sherlock Holmes Maria Konnikova Viking
Middlebrow Feminism in Classic British Detective Fiction Melissa Schaub Palgrave Macmillan, Scholarly
Murder at the Supreme Court Martin Clancy Prometheus Books
My Promised Land Ari Shavit Spiegel & Grau, Random House
Not Everyone's Cup of Tea: An Interesting and Entertaining History of Malice Domestic Edited by Verena Rose and Rita Owen Wildside Press
Playing to Win A.G. Lafley and Roger L. Martin Harvard Business Review Press
Race, Gender and Empire in American Detective Fiction John Cullen Grusser McFarland & Company
Rebellion as Genre in Scott, Dickens, Stevenson Anna Faktorovich McFarland & Company
Richard Wright: A Biographical Chronology Toru Kiuchi and Yoshinobu Haakutani McFarland & Company
Sleep My Darlings Diane Fanning St. Martin's Press
Son of A Gun Justin St.Germain Random House
Story Physics: Harnessing the Underlying Forces of Storytelling Larry Brooks Writer's Digest Publishing
Structuring Your Novel K.M. Weiland PenForASword Publishing
The Devil You Know: The crime they said "could not happen here" Judith Ann Yates CreateSpace
The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder Charles Graeber Twelve
The Kick-Ass Writer: 1001 Ways to Write Great Fiction, Get Published, and Earn Your Audience Chuck Wendig Writer's Digest Publishing
The Murder of Cleopatra Pat Brown Prometheus Books
The Thought Reader Craze Barry H. Wiley McFarland Publishing
The Unwinding George Packer Farrar, Straus and Giroux
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014 Sarah Janssen, Editor The World Almanac, an Infobase Learning Company
This Is Not a Writing Manual: Notes for the Young Writer in the Real World Kerri Majors Writer's Digest Publishing
Thomas Quick: The Making of a Serial Killer Hannes Råstam Canongate Books
Tribute to Valor and Courage - Narratives of American Service Men and Women During World War II Eric S. Lee Branden Books
Upside Down: Madness, Murder, and the Perfect Marriage Jerid Fisher Pelican Publishing Company
With or Without You Domenica Ruta Spiegel & Grau, Random House
Write and Revise for Publication: A 6-Month Plan for Crafting an Exceptional Novel and Other Works of Fiction Jack Smith Writer's Digest Publishing
Write Your Novel in a Month: How to Complete a First Draft in 30 Days and What to Do Next Jeff Gerke Writer's Digest Publishing
Writing a Killer Thriller - An Editor's Guide to Writing Compelling Fiction Jodie Renner Cobalt Books
Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction: How to Create Out-of-This-World Novels and Short Stories Orson Scott Card, Philip Athans, Jay Lake and others Writer's Digest Publishing
Writing the Fiction Series: The Complete Guide for Novels and Novellas Karen Wiesner Writer's Digest Publishing
Writing with Emotion, Tension, & Conflict Cheryl St. John Writer's Digest Publishing
You've Got a Book in You: A Stress-Free Guide to Writing the Book of Your Dreams Elizabeth Sims Writer's Digest Publishing

Best Book by a Conference Attendee

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