Saturday, May 1, 2010

2010 Derringer Award Results

The Short Mystery Fiction Society's 2010 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 1,000 words)
  • "And Here's To You, Mrs. Edwardson" by Hamilton Waymire (Big Pulp, November 23, 2009)
  • "Unplanned" by Libby Cudmore (Thrillers, Killers 'n' Chillers, August 2009)
  • "Awake" by David Dean (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July 2009)
  • "The Right Track" by R.T. Lawton (Woman's World, October 26, 2009)
  • "Gutterball" by Stephen D. Rogers (Woman's World, September 7, 2009)

Best Short Story (1,001–4,000 words)
  • "Twas the Night" by Anita Page (The Gift of Murder, October 2009)
  • "The Right to Remain Silent" by Debbi Mack (The Back Alley, August 2009)
  • "The Hard Sell" by Jay Stringer (Beat to a Pulp, May 3, 2009)
  • "The Biography of Stoop the Thief" by Steven Torres (Uncage Me!, July 2009)
  • "Identity Theft" by Robert Weibezahl (Beat to a Pulp, March 14, 2009)

Best Long Story (4,001–8,000 words)
  • "Famous Last Words" by Doug Allyn (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, November 2009)
  • "Snow on Bloedkoppie" by Berhard Jaumann, translated from the German by Mary Tannert (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, August 2009)
  • "Regarding Certain Occurrences in a Cottage at the Garden of Allah" by Robert S. Levinson (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, November 2009)
  • "A Stab in the Heart" by Twist Phelan (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, February 2009)
  • "The Shipbreaker" by Mike Wiecek (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March/April 2009)

Best Novelette (8,001–17,500 words)
  • "Julius Katz" by Dave Zeltserman (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, September/October 2009)
  • "The Pirate's Debt" by Toni L.P. Kelner (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, August 2009)
  • "The Last Drop" by R.W. Kerrigan (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, February 2009)
  • "Adjuncts Anonymous" by B.K. Stevens (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, June 2009)
  • "Uncle Brick and Jimmy Kills" by Allan Leverone (Mysterical-E, Summer 2009)

And determined by a committee of the SMFS Officers, Awards Coordinator, and two members-at-large, the 2010 recipient of the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer for Lifetime Achievement:

Recipients may obtain award certificates by emailing Gerald So (G_SO at YAHOO dot COM). Recipients were publicly recognized at the opening ceremonies of Bouchercon, Thursday, October 14, 2010 in San Francisco, CA.

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