For Your Consideration


Hearty Congrats to Our 2017 Award-Winning Authors:

Ellen Byron, 2016 Lefty Award winner for Best Humorous Mystery!

Sarah M. Chen, 2017 IPPY Silver Award winner for Best Regional Fiction—West-Pacific!

Maria Alexander, 2016 Bram Stoker Award winner for Superior Achievement in a YA Novel! 

James W. Ziskin, 2017 Anthony Award winner for Best Paperback Original!

James W. Ziskin, 2017 Sue Feder Memorial Award winner for Best Historical Novel!


Congratulations to our 2017 SinC/LA award nominees:

Cindy Sample, Dying for a Donut, short-listed for the 2017 Mystery & Mayhem Book Awards for Cozy Mystery Fiction

D. J. Adamson, Suppose, short-listed for the 2017 Mystery & Mayhem Book Awards for Cozy Mystery Fiction


2016 SinC/LA Member Releases Eligible for 2017 Award Consideration:

NOVELS

Author, Title, Publisher (Categories)

D.J. Adamson, Suppose (Book 2), Horatio Press (Humor/Suspense)

Maria Alexander, Snowed, Raw Dog Screaming Press (Suspense/Paranormal)

Jill Amadio, Digging Up the Dead, Mainly Murder Press (Cozy)

Connie Archer, A Clue in the Stew, Berkley Prime Crime (Cozy)

Anne Louise Bannon, Bring into Bondage, Healcroft House (Cozy/Historical/Traditional)

Anne Louise Bannon, The Old Cloak and Dagger Routine, Healcroft House (Humor/Cozy/Historical)

Mike Befeler, Court Trouble, Five Star (Humor/Traditional)

Lisa Brackmann, Go-Between, SoHo Crime (Noir/Suspense)

Ellen Byron, Body on the Bayou, Crooked Lane Books (Humor/Cozy)

Sally Carpenter, The Quirky Quiz Show Caper, Cozy Cat Press (Humor/Cozy)

Sarah M. Chen, Cleaning Up Finn, All Due Respect Books (Noir)

Mell Cocoran, Shadows May Fall, Mill City Press (Suspense/Thriller/Paranormal)

Matt Coyle, Dark Fissures, Oceanview Publishing (Noir/Suspense/Thriller/Traditional)

Anne David, The Accidental Benefactor, Draft2Digital (Traditional)

Connie di Marco, The Madness of Mercury, Midnight Ink (Thriller)

Dianne Dixon, The Other Sister, Sourcebooks (Suspense/Thriller)

Daryl Wood Gerber, Girl on the Run, Chucklin, Inc. (Suspense/Thriller)

Daryl Wood Gerber, Grilling the Subject, Berkley Mysteries (Cozy)

Glen Erik Hamilton, Hard Cold Winter, William Morrow (Noir/Thriller)

Christina Hoag, Girl on the Brink, Fire & Ice YA/Melange Books (Thriller)

Christina Hoag, Skin of Tattoos, Martin Brown Publisheres (Thriller)

Dorothy Howell, Backpacks and Betrayals, Dorothy Howell (Cozy)

Dorothy Howell, Pocketbooks and Pistols, Kensington (Humor/Cozy)

Linda O. Johnston, Covert Alliance, Harlequin (Suspense)

Linda O. Johnston, To Catch a Treat, Midnight Ink (Cozy)

Linda O. Johnston, Unlucky Charms, Midnight Ink (Cozy)

Tammy Kaehler, Red Flags, Poisoned Pen Press (Traditional)

Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger editors, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon, Pegasus Books (Anthology, Noir/Humor/Suspense/Cozy/Thriller/Historical/Traditional/SciFi)

Gay Toltl Kinman, The Play’s the Thing, Mysterious Woman (Humor/Suspense/Cozy/Historical/Traditional)

David E. Knop, Animal Parts, Bookbaby (Thriller)

S.W. Lauden, Crosswise, Down & Out Books (Mystery Novella)

S.W. Lauden, Grizzly Season, Rare Bird Books (Mystery, Paperback Original)

Laura Levine, Murder Has Nine Lives, Kensington Books (Humor/Cozy)

Robert S. Levinson, The Stardom Affair, Five Star/Gale (Noir/Humor/Suspense/Thriller)

Sheila Lowe, Outside the Lines, Suspense (Suspense/Police Procedural)

Kendel Lynn, Pot Luck, Henery Press (Humor/Cozy/Traditional)

F.M. Meredith, A Crushing Death, Oak Tree Press (Suspense/Police Procedural/Traditional)

Marilyn Meredith, Seldom Traveled, Mundania Press (Suspense/Police Procedural/Paranormal)

Nadine Nettmann, Decanting a Murder, Midnight Ink, (Cozy)

Carlene O’Neil, Ripe for Murder, Berkley Prime Crime (Humor/Traditional/Cozy)

Gigi Pandian, Michelangelo’s Ghost, Henery Press (Traditional)

Gary Phillips and Robert J. Randisi editors, 44 Caliber Funk, Moonstone Books (Noir/Historical)

G.B. Pool, The Santa Claus Machine, SPYGAME Press (Suspense)

Nancy Cole Silverman, Without a Doubt, Henery Press (Humor/Suspense/Cozy/Traditional)

Patricia Smiley, Pacific Homicide, Midnight Ink (Suspense/Thriller/Police Procedural)

Carole Sojka, Psychic Damage, Haven Press (Suspense/Thriller/Traditional)

Phoef Sutton, Heart Attack and Vine, Prospect Park Books (Noir/Thriller)

Diane Vallere, A Disguise to Die For, Penguin/Random House (Humor/Cozy/Traditional)

Diane Vallere, Grand Theft Retro, Polyester Press (Humor/Cozy)

Diane Vallere, Masking for Trouble, Penguin Random House (Humor/Cozy/Traditional)

Diane Vallere, Silk Stalkings, Penguin Random House (Humor/Cozy/Traditional)

Haley Walsh (Jeri Westerson), Crazy Like a Foxe, Foxe Press (Humor)

Jeri Westerson, A Maiden Weeping, Severn House (Historical)

Jeri Westerson, The Silence of Stones, Severn House (Historical)

James W. Ziskin, Heart of Stone, Seventh Street Books (Noir/Suspense/Historical/Traditional)

Alice Zogg, Evil at Shore Haven, Aventine Press (Traditional)

 

ALSO ELIGIBLE FOR HISTORICAL

Anne Louise Bannon, Bring into Bondage, Healcroft House (Cozy/Historical/Traditional)

Anne Louise Bannon, The Old Cloak and Dagger Routine, Healcroft House (Humor/Cozy/Historical)

Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger editors, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon, Pegasus Books (Noir/Humor/Suspense/Cozy/Thriller/Historical/Traditional/SciFi)

Gay Toltl Kinman, The Play’s the Thing, Mysterious Woman (Humor/Suspense/Cozy/Historical/Traditional)

Gary Phillips and Robert J. Randisi editors, 44 Caliber Funk, Moonstone Books (Noir/Historical)

Jeri Westerson, A Maiden Weeping, Severn House (Historical)

Jeri Westerson, The Silence of Stones, Severn House (Historical)

James W. Ziskin, Heart of Stone, Seventh Street Books (Moir/Suspense/Historical/Traditional)

 

ALSO ELIGIBLE FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL

Sarah M. Chen, Cleaning Up Finn, All Due Respect Books (Noir)

Anne David, The Accidental Benefactor, Draft2Digital (Traditional)

Christina Hoag, Skin of Tattoos, Martin Brown Publishers (Thriller)

Nadine Nettman, Decanting a Murder, Midnight Ink (Cozy)

 

NON-FICTION

G.B. Pool, The Anatomy of a Short Story Workbook, SPYGAME PRESS

 

SHORT STORIES 

Author, Title, Publication, Categories

Craig Faustus Buck, “Blank Shot,” Black Coffee anthology (Crime)

Sarah M. Chen, “Grateful Touring,” Windward: Best New England Crime Stories (Crime)

S.W. Lauden, “Customer,” Waiting to be Forgotten (Crime)

S.W. Lauden, “Itchy Feet,” Unloaded (Crime)

S.W. Lauden, “Big Shots,” Fast Women & Neon Lights (Crime)

Robert S. Levinson, “An Elegy for Shelly Kushner,” Moonstone Books (Noir, Historical)

Robert S. Levinson, “Success Story,” Darkhorse Books (Noir)

Robert S. Levinson, “The Body in the Backyard,” Mystery Weekly Magazine (Noir)

Robert S. Levinson, “With Eyes Like That,” Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (Noir)

Paul D. Marks, “Deserted Cities of the Heart,” St. Louis Noir (Noir)

Paul D. Marks, “Ghosts of Bunker Hill,” Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (P.I., soft-boiled, traditional, crime, paranormal)

Paul D. Marks, “Nature of the Beast,” Beat to a Pulp (Noir)

Gary Phillips, “Martin X,” Echoes of Sherlock Holmes (Noir, Historical)

Travis Richardson, “Being Fred,” THUGLIT 21 (Crime)

Nancy Cole Silverman, “The Pub Crawl,” Out of the Gutter (Noir, Historical, Flash Fiction)

Holly West, “Queen of the Dogs,” 44 Caliber Funk, edited by Gary Phillips & Robert Randisi

 

You must belong to SinC/LA to list your work. Members can register 2016 novel releases for the 2017 FYC list, or 2017 novels for the 2018 FYC list in the Members Only section of our website. To register Short Stories for listing, contact Kim Fay via our Yahoo! Group.

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