The 2021 Killer Nashville awards were announced this past Saturday. They seek to find and honor the best books of 2020 that incorporate the elements of mystery, thriller, and suspense. Here are the honorees. Congratulations to everyone who participated. (Here is the link to Killer Nashville.)

The Silver Falchion Awards

Book of the Year

Borrowed Memories by Christine Mager Wevik

 

 Best Action Adventure

The Crow’s Nest by Richard Meredith

 

Best Comedy

Con My Once by J. L. Delozier

 

Best Cozy

Rose by Any Other Name by Becki Willis

 

Best Historical

The Lost Wisdom of Magic by Susie Helme

 

Best Investigator

Within Plain Sight by Bruce Robert Coffin

 

Best Juvenile

Y. A. Irish Town by Matthew John Meagher

 

Best Mystery

Code Gray by Benny Simms

 

Best Non-Fiction

Words Whispered in Water by Andy Rosenthal

 

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Odyssey Tale by Cody Schlegel

 

Best Short Story Collection

Couch Detective Book 2 by James Glass

 

Best Supernatural

Borrowed Memories by Christine Mager Wevik

 

Best Suspense

Ring of Conspiracy by J. Robert Kinney

 

Best Thriller

The Divine Devils by R. Weir

 

 Best Attending Author

Below The Fold by R. G. Belsky

 

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Claymore Award for the Best Unpublished

Winner                                               Crooked (Suspense) by Mary Bush

First Runner-Up                               Choosing Guilt (Mystery) Frances Aylor

 

Readers’ Choice Award

      A Palette for Love and Murder by Saralyn Richard

 

The John Seigenthaler Legends Award

This award is given to an individual who has championed First Amendments Rights.

Walter Mosley

 

 

Thank you to everyone at Killer Nashville for providing such an informative and

friendly conference. I hope we can get together again next year.