2017 Derringer Awards Shortlist

Congratulations to Bruce D. Arthurs whose story in the December Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, “Beks and the Second Note”, is a 2017 Derringer Awards finalist.

The Derringer Awards have been given out annually since 1998 by the Short Mystery Fiction Society. Society members will vote during April and the winners will be announced on May 1, 2017.

For Best Flash (up to 1,000 words)

  • Aftermath” by Craig Faustus Buck (Flash Bang Mysteries, Spring 2016)
  • The Phone Call” by Herschel Cozine (Flash Bang Mysteries, Summer 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)

For Best Short Story (1,001 to 4,000 words)

  • “Beks and the Second Note” by Bruce Arthurs  (Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, December 2016)
  • The Way They Do It in Boston by Linda Barnes (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, September/October 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)

For Best Long Story (4,001 to 8,000 words)

  • “Walking the Dog” by J.L. Abramo  (Brooklyn Justice: A Novel in Stories, Down & Out Books, February 2016)
  • “Swan Song” by Hilary Davidson (Unloaded: Crime Writers Writing Without Guns ed. 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)

For Best Novelette (8,000 to 20,000 words)

  • “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)
  • “Inquiry and Assistance” by Terrie Farley Moran (Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, January/February 2016)
  • “The Educator” by Travis Richardson (44 Caliber Funk: Tales of Crime, Soul, and Payback ed. Gary Phillips and Robert J. Randisi, Moonstone, December 2016)
  • “The Last Blue Glass” by B.K. Stevens (Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, April 2016)

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3 thoughts on “2017 Derringer Awards Shortlist

  1. Thanks for the correction — appertain yourself the beverage of your choice!

  2. Update: Because “Walking the Dog” (Long Story category) was originally published before 2016, it was replaced with a different story. See SMFS site for more info.

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