Monday, May 7, 2007

2007 Derringer Award Results

The Short Mystery Fiction Society's 2007 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)
  • "Vigilante" by Barry Ergang (Mysterical-E, Summer 2006)
  • "Matched Set" by Jan Christensen (Long Story Short, Winter 2006)
  • "Snowflake Therapy" by Michelle Mach (Thereby Hangs a Tale, June 2006)
  • "Flight School" by Jill Maser (Flashshot, August 28, 2006)
  • "Home Entertainment" by Sandra Seamans (A Cruel World, July/August 2006)

Best Short Short (501–2,000 words) (Tie)
  • "Four For Dinner" by John M. Floyd (Seven by Seven, April 2006)
  • "Elena Speaks of the City, Under Siege" by Steven Torres (Crimespree, September/October 2006)
  • "Even Steven" by Gail Farrelly (Mouth Full of Bullets, Winter 2006)
  • "Interview" by Justin Gustainis (Cape Fear Crime Festival, October 2006)
  • "The Worst Door" by Frank Zafiro (Dispatch, January 2006)

Best Mid-Length Story (2,001–6,000 words)
  • "Cranked" by Bill Crider (Damn Near Dead: An Anthology of Geezer Noir, July 2006)
  • "Eden's Bodyguard" by David Bareford (Thuglit, September 2006)
  • "Shadow People" by Rex Burns (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, June 2006)
  • "Uncle Blinky's Corner of the World" by Robert S. Levinson (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March/April 2006)
  • "Shanks on the Prowl" by Robert Lopresti (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, May 2006)

Best Longer Story (6,001–15,000 words)
  • "Strictly Business" by Julie Hyzy (These Guns for Hire, October 2006)
  • "A Signature in Blood" by Annette Dashofy (Mysterical-E, Winter 2006)
  • "Daphne MacAndrews and the Smack-Head Junkies" by Stuart MacBride (Damn Near Dead: An Anthology of Geezer Noir, July 2006)
  • "See Also Murder" by Larry Sweazy (Amazon Shorts, December 11, 2006)
  • "The Valley of Angustias" by Steven Torres (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, October 2006)