Sunday, July 30, 2017

2017 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award Finalists

BEST FICTION ADULT ACTION / ADVENTURE
  • Michael Byars Lewis, Veil of Deception
  • Gigi Pandian, Michelangelo's Ghost
  • Randall Reneau, The Medinandi License
  • Carrie Smith, Forgotten City

BEST FICTION ADULT ANTHOLOGY / COLLECTION
  • Lawrence Block, editor, In Sunlight or In Shadow
  • John Hegenberger, author, Iceslinger
  • Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger, editors, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes
  • Charley Pearson, author, The Marianated Nottingham and Other Abuses of the Language

BEST FICTION ADULT HORROR / FANTASY
  • A.H. Gilbert, The Crandall Haunting
  • Chuck  Grossart, The Phoenix Descent
  • Julie McElwain, A Murder in Time
  • Andrew Peters, The City of Seven Gods

BEST FICTION ADULT MYSTERY
  • Traci Andrighetti, Amaretto Amber
  • Allen Eskens, The Heavens May Fall
  • Pamela Fagan Hutchins, Fighting for Anna
  • Peter James, Love You Dead
  • Kelly Oliver, Coyote
  • Howard Owen, Grace
  • Twist Phelan, Exit
  • L. A. Toth, Dead Secrets
  • Robin Yocum, A Brilliant Death

BEST FICTION ADULT SUSPENSE
  • Christina Hoag, Skin of Tattoos
  • Kathryn Lane, Waking Up in Medellin
  • Ray Peden, Prime Cut
  • Gay Yellen, The Body Next Door

BEST FICTION ADULT THRILLER
  • R.G. Belsky, Blonde Ice
  • Diane Capri, Blood Trails
  • Rodd Clark, Ash and Cinders
  • Robert Dugoni, The 7th Canon
  • J.A. Jance, Clawback
  • Ward Larsen, Assassin's Silence
  • Catherine Lea, Child of the State
  • Pierre LeMaitre, Blood Wedding
  • Jim Nesbitt, The Last Second Chance
  • Lynn Sholes, Brain Trust

BEST FICTION CHILDREN’S
  • Mary Pope Osborne, Balto of the Blue Dawn
  • Delia Sherman, The Evil Wizard Smallbone

BEST FICTION TWEEN / YA HORROR / FANTASY
  • C. D. Bell, Weregirl
  • David Neilsen, Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom

BEST FICTION TWEEN / YA MYSTERY / THRILLER
  • P. A. De Voe, Trapped
  • James Hannibal, The Lost Property Office
  • Gabriela Naumnik, Dream Crimes
  • Sheila Sobel. Color Blind
  • Jane Suen, Children of the Future

BEST NONFICTION ADULT 
  • Shaun Assael, The Murder of Sonny Liston
  • Timothy Egan, The Immortal Irishman

STILL TO BE DETERMINED:

BEST ATTENDING AUTHOR
  • This is decided by ballot by the attendees of Killer Nashville from a list of books by attending authors published within the past year
  • Only attending authors who entered their books specifically for the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award are eligible
BEST FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR
  • Based upon all fiction books received, not necessarily finalists in a specific category
  • Cash prize of $500
BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR
  • Based upon all nonfiction books received, not necessarily finalists in a specific category
  • Cash prize of $500
KILLER NASHVILLE READER’S CHOICE AWARD
Winners in each category, Best Fiction Book of the Year, Best Nonfiction Book of the Year, Best Attending Author, Killer Nashville Claymore, and Killer Nashville Readers’ Choice Awards will be presented to the winners at the Killer Nashville Awards Dinner Saturday, August 26, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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