Saturday, June 3, 2006

2006 Derringer Award Results

The Short Mystery Fiction Society's 2006 Derringer Awards results were determined by a vote of the membership at large after member-volunteer judges narrowed the submissions to finalists. Winners bolded:

Best Flash (Up to 500 words)
  • "Secondhand Shoe" by Patricia Harrington (A Flasher’s Dozen, Winter 2005)
  • "Hell Hath No Fury" by BJ Bourg (Mysterical-E, March 2005)
  • "Word Power" by Michelle Mach (Flashshot, March 2005)
  • "No Atheists in Foxholes" by Stephen D. Rogers (Kwickee, May 2005)
  • "The Last Journey" by Mary Schenten (Flashshot, July 2005)

Best Short Short (501–2,000 words)

Best Mid-Length Short Story (2,001–6,000 words)
  • "One Step Closer" by Iain Rowan (Hardluck Stories, Spring 2005)
  • "Best Wishes" by JR Chabot (Futures, September 2005)
  • "The Spare" by Woody Hanstein (Windchill: Crime Stories by New England Writers, Level Best Books, November 2005)
  • "Johnny Cash is Dead" by Jordan Harper (Thuglit, October 2005)
  • "A Death in Ueno" by Mike Wiecek (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, March 2005)

Best Longer Short Story (6,001–15,000 words)
  • "The Safest Place on Earth" by Mark Best (The Thrilling Detective Web Site, Spring 2005)
  • "Monday, Sweet Monday" by John F. Dobbyn (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, June 2005)
  • "Fish" by Stephen Johnston (Web Mystery Magazine, Fall 2005)
  • "The Cherries of Lucullus" by Steven Saylor (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May 2005)
  • "Good Shepherd" by Frank Zafiro (Ascent Aspirations Magazine, May 2005)