Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Mystery fiction recognized at RWA conference with 2012 Daphne du Maurier Awards

Issued in multiple categories, the prizes go both to published and to unpublished fiction. RWA's Kiss of Death chapter also presents awards for overall winners. In 2012 the overall winner among unpublished works was Amy Rabi's "Flood and Fire," which won in the unpublished paranormal category as well.
Darynda Jones headed the published works division with her novel "Second Grave on the Left," the second book in her "Charley Davidson" series, which was also a paranormal category winner. Other published winners of the 2012 Daphne du Maurier Awards appear below.
  • Category (Series) Romantic Mystery/Suspense Winner: Julie Miller, "Nanny 911" (Precinct: S.W.A.T. Team series, book 4)
  • Historical Romantic Mystery/Suspense Winner: Katy Madison, "Tainted by Temptation"
  • Inspirational Romantic Mystery/Suspense Winner: Renee Ryan, "Courting the Enemy"
  • Mainstream Mystery/Suspense Winner: Julie Kramer, "Killing Kate" (Riley Spartz series, book 4)
  • Paranormal (Fantasy/Time Travel/Futuristic) Romantic Mystery/Suspense Winner: Darynda Jones, "Second Grave on the Left" (Charley Davidson series, book 2)
  • Single Title Romantic Mystery/Suspense Winner: Christy Reece, "Sweet Justice" (Last Chance Rescue Trilogy 3, book 1)

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