Friday, June 3, 2005

2005 Derringer Award Results

The Short Mystery Fiction Society's 2005 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)
  • "The Big Guys" by JA Konrath (Small Bites, Coscom Entertainment, September 2004)
  • "Sand Scam" by Nick Andreychuk (Crimestalker Casebook, Fall 2004)
  • "Theda" by Beverly Brackett (Flash Fantastic, November 2004)
  • "Housesitter" by J.K. Cummins (Futures, Summer 2004)
  • "Widow’s Peak" by S.A. Daynard (Riptide: Crime Stories by New England Writers, Level Best Books, November 2004)

Best Short Short (501–2,000 words)
  • "The Test" by Mike Wiecek (Woman's World, November 20, 2004)
  • "Up in Smoke" by Jan Christensen (Futures, January 2004)
  • "Experience Required" by Michael Giorgio (Lunatic Chameleon Print Edition, March 2004)
  • "Sweet Smell of Success" by Beverle Graves Myers (Who Died in Here?: 25 Mystery Stories of Crimes and Bathrooms, Penury Press, January 2004)
  • "The Big Store" by Stephen D. Rogers (Hardluck Stories, Spring 2004)

Best Mid-Length Short Story (2,001–6,000 words)
  • "Viscery" by Sandy Balzo (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, December 2004)
  • "Phillie's Last Dance" by Ray Banks (Shots Magazine UK, March 2004)
  • "Brethren of The Sea" by Joan Druett (Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, November 2004)
  • "Hilly Palmer’s Last Case" by Duane Swierczynski (Plots with Guns, September/October 2004)
  • "Freddie Swings In" by David Terrenoire (Fedora III, Wildside Press, November 2004)

Best Longer Short Story (6,001–15,000 words)
  • "Secondhand Heart" by Doug Allyn (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, January/February 2004)
  • "A Sunday in Ordinary Time" by Terence Faherty (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, August 2004)
  • "The Girl in Apartment 2A" by G. Miki Hayden (Dime, Quiet Storm, 2004)
  • "The Franklin Fiasco" by Beverle Graves Myers (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, September 2004)
  • "God's Dice" by David White (The Thrilling Detective Web Site, Spring 2004)

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