Tuesday, June 1, 1999

1999 Derringer Award Results

As Short Mystery Fiction Society messages from 1996–99 were lost when the group moved from Lyris to OneList, the word counts in this record are estimates, added for context after the fact. The word counts in our records of 2000 on are verified by Yahoo! Groups' archive, which includes its acquisition of OneList and eGroups archives.

Please email me (G_SO at YAHOO dot COM) if you have any information to correct or add.

Winners bolded.

Best Flash (Up to 1,200 words)
  • "Pretty Kitty" by Joyce Holland (Murderous Intent, Winter 1998)
  • "Exchange of Information" by Kimberly Brown (TheCase.com, February 6, 1998)
  • "Key to Success" by Richard Ciciarelli (TheCase.com, November 4, 1998)
  • "The Christmas Guest" by Dorothy Francis (TheCase.com, December 16, 1998)
  • "Checkmate!" by Dale B. Hall (TheCase,com, October 2, 1998)
  • "Rough Times" by Paul Harrison (TheCase.com, March 6, 1998)
  • "Pocket Picked" by Jesse Knight (TheCase.com March 18, 1998)
  • "The Used Car" by Sheryl Snell-Massie (TheCase.com, May 1, 1998)
  • "Daddy's Pet" by Fay Thompson (TheCase.com, January 14, 1898)
  • "The Other Woman" by Kate Thornton (TheCase.com, October 21, 1998)
  • "Anything for the Chief" by Linda K. Wright (as Geri Myerson) (TheCase.com, October 14, 1998)

Best Short Story (1,201–10,000 words)
  • "Capital Justice" by Kris Neri (Blue Murder #1, 1998)
  • "The Murder of Ernest Trapnell" by Erik Arneson (Mary Higgins Clark Mystery Magazine, Fall 1998)
  • "Gator Bayou" by Joyce Holland (Fogfire Magazine, Spring 1998)
  • "The Deadly Diamonds" by Robert Iles (Blue Murder #5, 1998)
  • "To the Farm" by Dina Leacock (writing as Dianne Arrelle) (Blue Murder #2, 1998)
  • "A Loss of Income" by Seymour Shubin (Murderous Intent, Spring 1998)
  • "Just Like in the Movies" by Kate Thornton (Blue Murder #1, 1998)
  • "Drop Dead Zone" by M.E. Troy (Mystery Buff Magazine, April 1998)
  • "Two Tickets to Paradise" by Barbara White-Rayczek (Death Knell III, 1998)

Golden Derringer for Lifetime Achievement
  • Edward D. Hoch

Derringer for Reader Support of Short Mystery Fiction
  • Kate Derie

1 comment:

fizzxteacher said...

Anyone know if any of these stories are actually available any where? I am trying to track down a copy of
"The Used Car"