Winners

Fiction: Mystery & Thriller
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2021 WINNERS - FICTION: MYSTERY & THRILLER

See below for the list of 2021 winners in the FICTION: MYSTERY & THRILLER category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Click here to watch the Gold and Silver winner speeches.

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A Child Lost: A Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel
2021 Gold Winner

Author: Michelle Cox

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 978-1-63152-836-1

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In this fifth book of the series, Henrietta and Clive find themselves involved in two cases: A spiritualist woman operating in an abandoned schoolhouse on the edge of town, and the search for the mother of an immigrant child mistakenly admitted to a notorious Chicago insane asylum after experiencing epileptic fits.

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Hanging Falls: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery
2021 Silver Winner

Author: Margaret Mizushima

Publisher: Crooked Lane

ISBN: 978-1-64385-445-8

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Deputy Mattie Cobb is on a quest to uncover the darkest secrets from her past when murder stalks the rugged Colorado high country. A body floating in a lake sends Mattie and her K-9 partner Robo on a new mission to track down the killers before darkness threatens another victim

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Things to Do When You'd Rather Be Dead
2021 Silver Winner

Author: Michael Guillebeau

Publisher: Madison Press

ISBN: 9780997205596

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Things to Do When You'd Rather Be Dead is a dark humor mystery. Officer Joe was a Birmingham homicide detective chasing a serial killer called the Angel of Mercy who preyed on children. The killer turned on Joe and killed his wife and daughter. Birmingham PD believes that Joe killed the Angel, but Joe believes that he killed an innocent man. He spirals into obsession and falls apart as a cop and a man.

2020 WINNERS - FICTION: MYSTERY & THRILLER

See below for the list of 2020 winners in the FICTION: MYSTERY & THRILLER category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.

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A Veil Removed: A Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel
2020 Gold Winner

Author: Michelle Cox

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 978-1-63152-503-2

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Henrietta and Clive return from their shortened honeymoon to investigate the “accidental” death of Clive’s father, while Elsie gets involved with a German immigrant’s secret past. 

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Bleed Through: Alex Greco, ADA Series Book 2
2020 Silver Winner

Author: Roger Canaff

Publisher: Brooklyn Writers Press

ISBN: 978-0-9997903-8-0

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Inspired by actual events, this is the second book in the ADA Alex Greco series. Gripping, fast-paced and unflinchingly reflective of the #MeToo era.

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The Last Getaway
2020 Silver Winner

Author: Clay Savage

Publisher: Ocean Park Press

ISBN: 978-1-7338806-0-2

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When a bank heist goes sideways, two getaway drivers come together to figure out what the hell happened, and make the score of a lifetime.

 
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