Sunday, March 31, 2013

2013 Derringer Award Results

The Short Mystery Fiction Society's 2013 Derringer Awards results were determined by a vote of the membership at large after member-volunteer judges narrowed the submissions to finalists. Winners bolded:

For Best Flash (Up to 1,000 words)
  • "An Old-Fashioned Villain" by Nick Andreychuk (Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, May 2012)
  • "The Cable Job" by Randy DeWitt (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, September 2012)>
  • "Dead Man" by A.J. Hayes (Off The Record 2: At The Movies, September 2012)
  • "Daddy's Girl" by Nicola Kennington (The Flash Fiction Offensive, July 22, 2012)
  • "Twas the Knife Before Christmas" by Allan Leverone (Shotgun Honey, December 24, 2012)

For Best Short Story (1,001–4,000 words)
  • "Getting Out of the Box" by Michael Bracken (Crime Square, Vantage Point, 2012)
  • "A Special Kind of Hell" by Hilary Davidson (BEAT to a PULP: Round Two, May 2012)
  • "Dead Weight" by Allan Leverone (Burning Bridges: A Renegade Fiction Anthology, April 2012)
  • "Nain Rouge" by Barbara Nadel (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, August 2012)
  • "Baby Boy" by Todd Robinson (Protectors: Stories to Benefit PROTECT, September 2012)

For Best Long Story (4,001–8,000 words)
  • "The Pot Hunters" by David Hagerty (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, June 2012)
  • "A Regular Story" by Peggy McFarland (Best New England Crime Stories 2013: Blood Moon, Level Best Books, November 2012)
  • "Peaches" by Todd Robinson (Grift #1, April 2012)
  • "When Duty Calls" by Art Taylor (Chesapeake Crimes: This Job Is Murder, 2012)
  • "Double Wedding" by Mo Walsh (Best New England Crime Stories 2013: Blood Moon, Level Best Books, November 2012)

For Best Novelette (8,001–20,000 words)
  • "Wood-Smoke Boys" by Doug Allyn (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March/April 2012)
  • "Iphigenia in Aulis" by Mike Carey (An Apple for the Creature, September 2012)
  • "Mariel" by David Dean (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, December 2012)
  • "Pirate Dave and the Captain's Ghost" by Toni L.P. Kelner (An Apple for the Creature, September 2012)
  • "The Sunny South" by Chris Muessig (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, March/April 2012)


And determined by a committee of the SMFS Officers, Awards Coordinator, and two members-at-large, the 2013 recipient of the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer for Lifetime Achievement:
  • Loren D. Estleman

Recipients may obtain award certificates by emailing SMFS Vice President Gerald So (G_SO at YAHOO dot COM). Recipients will be publicly recognized at the opening ceremonies of Bouchercon 2013, Thursday, September 19, in Albany, NY.

1 comment:

AJ Hayes said...

Big congrats to the winners. Memorable stories all. Was an honor to be included on a short list featuring that much talent.