[PW] 2017 Derringer Awards

Todd Mason foxbrick at yahoo.com
Mon May 1 16:47:52 PDT 2017

2017 Derringer Award Results

It is my privilege to announce the recipients of the Short Mystery Fiction Society’s Derringer awards. In each of the four categories below, the winning author and story are listed first, followed by the other four finalists in no particular order.
   BEST FLASH STORY (1 - 1,000 words)
The 2017 Derringer for Best Flash Story is presented to Herschel Cozinefor“The Phone Call”  (Flash Bang Mysteries, Summer 2016)
FINALISTS“Aftermath” by Craig Faustus Buck(Flash Bang Mysteries, Spring 2016)
“A Just Reward” by O'Neil De Noux (Flash Bang Mysteries, Winter 2016)
“The Orphan” by Billy Kring (Shotgun Honey, March 18, 2016)
“An Ill Wind” by R.T. Lawton (Flash Bang Mysteries, Spring 2016) 

Best Short Story (1,001 - 4,000 words)
The 2017 Derringer for Best Short Story is presented toLinda Barnesfor“The Way They Do It in Boston”(Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, September/October 2016)
FINALISTS“Beks and the Second Note” by Bruce Arthurs  (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, December 2016)
“YOLO” by Libby Cudmore (BEAT to a PULP, May 2016)
“The Woman in the Briefcase” by Joseph D'Agnese (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March/April 2016) 
“The Lighthouse” by Hilde Vandermeeren (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March/April 2016)

Best Long Story (4,001- 8,000 words)
The 2017 Derringer for Best Long Story is presented toVictoria Weisfeldfor“Breadcrumbs”(Betty Fedora: Kickass Women In Crime Fiction, Issue 3, September 2016)
FINALISTS“Swan Song” by Hilary Davidson (Unloaded: Crime Writers Writing Without Guns, ed. By Eric Beetner, Down & Out Books, April 2016)
“Effect on Men” by O'Neil De Noux (The Strand magazine, Issue XLVIII, Feb-May 2016)
“The Cumberland Package” by Robert Mangeot (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, May 2016)
“Murder Under the Baobab” by Meg Opperman (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, November 2016)

Best Novelette (8,000 to 20,000 words)
The 2017 Derringer for Best Novelette is presented toTerrie Farley Moranfor“Inquiry and Assistance”(Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, January/February 2016)
FINALISTS“Coup de Grace” by Doug Allyn (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, September/October 2016)
“The Chemistry of Heroes” by Catherine Dilts (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, May 2016)
“The Educator” by Travis Richardson (44 Caliber Funk: Tales of Crime, Soul, and Payback, ed. by Gary Phillips and Robert J. Randisi, Moonstone, December 2016)
“The Last Blue Glass” by B.K. Stevens (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, April 2016)

Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer
For more information about this award, see its complete description here:https://shortmystery.blogspot.com/2008/10/smfs-golden-derringer-procedure.html
The 2017Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringeris presented toRobert Randisi

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