Thursday, June 30, 2011

The 2011 Daphne du Maurier Award For Excellence in Mystery/Suspense


The results of the Kiss of Death Chapter's Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense are in. On behalf of KOD and the Daphne Committee, I am pleased to announce the winners of our 2011 Published Contest:

Category (Series) Romantic Mystery/Suspense
Finalist: Gail Barrett, MELTDOWN
Finalist: BJ Daniels, HIGH CALIBER CHRISTMAS
Finalist: Paula Graves, CASE FILE: CANYON CREEK, WYOMING
Finalist: Julie Miller, TAKE DOWN

WINNER: Paula Graves, CHICKASAW COUNTY CAPTIVE

Historical Romantic Mystery/Suspsense
Finalist: Allison Chase, OUTRAGEOUSLY YOURS
Finalist: Cara Elliott, TO SURRENDER A ROQUE
Finalist: Deanna Raybourne, DARK ROAD TO DARJEELING
Finalist: Deborah Simmons, THE GENTLEMEN'S QUEST

WINNER: Caroline Linden, YOU ONLY LOVE ONCE

Inspirational Romantic Mystery/Suspense
Finalist: Irene Hannon, IN HARM'S WAY
Finalist: DiAnn Mills, PURSUIT OF JUSTICE
Finalist: Marta Perry, MURDER IN PLAIN SIGHT
Finalist: Laura Scott, A CHRISTMAS RESCUE

WINNER: Renee Ryan, DANGEROUS ALLIES

Mainstream Mystery/Suspense
Finalist: Kate Carlisle, IF BOOKS COULD KILL
Finalist: Susan Crandall, SLEEP NO MORE
Finalist: Hank Phillippi Ryan, DRIVE TIME
Finalist: Dolores Wilson, DARK SECRETS OF THE OLD OAK TREE

WINNER: Jessie Crockett, LIVE FREE OR DIE

Paranormal (Fantasy/Time Travel/Futuristic) Romantic Mystery/Suspense
Finalist: Erin Kellison, SHADOW BOUND
Finalist: Barbara Monajem, SUNRISE IN A GARDEN OF LOVE AND EVIL
Finalist: Patti O'Shea, IN THE DARKEST NIGHT
Finalist: Deanna Raybourn, THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST
Finalist: Eileen Rendahl, DON'T KILL THE MESSENGER

WINNER: Angie Fox, A TALE OF TWO DEMON SLAYERS

Single Title Romantic Mystery/Suspense
Finalist: Kaylea Cross, COVER OF DARKNESS
Finalist: Cindy Gerard, RISK NO SECRETS
Finalist: Laura Griffin, UNFORGIVABLE
Finalist: Brenda Novak, WHITE HEAT

WINNER: Joyce Lamb, TRUE VISION

THE OVERALL DAPHNE WINNER FOR THE 2011 PUBLISHED CONTEST IS: ANGIE FOX: A TALE OF TWO DEMON SLAYERS

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The results of the Kiss of Death Chapter's Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense are in. On behalf of KOD and the Daphne Committee, I am pleased to announce the winners of our 2011 Unpublished Contest:

Category (Series) Romantic Mystery/Suspense
1st Place: Jenni Wiltz, THE CHERBOURG JEWELS
2nd Place: Claudia Shelton, PLEASE BE CAREFUL
3rd Place: Jamie Michele, MIDNIGHT POSSESSION
Honorable Mention: Kathy Altman, THE BADGE BETWEEN THEM
Honorable Mention: Tammy Hooker, HIS PRETEND PRINCESS

Historical Romantic Mystery/Suspsense
1st Place: Louisa Cornell, HIS CHARMING SEDUCTRESS
2nd Place: Marnee Bailey, A TANGLE OF LIES
3rd Place: Bernadette Hearn, TRAITOR TO LOVE
Honorable Mention: Leigh Stites, THE PRODIGAL
Honorable Mention: Jacki Delecki, A CODE OF LOVE

Inspirational Romantic Mystery/Suspense
1st Place: Renee Ann Smith, THE CHILDREN'S CORNER
2nd Place: Alison Stone, RANDOM ACTS
3rd Place: Suzanne Bratcher, THE COPPER BOX
Honorable Mention: Sally Burbank, LOVE HAS NO COLOR
Honorable Mention: Anita Mae Draper, THE KEY TO HIS HEART

Mainstream Mystery/Suspense
1st Place: Elaine M. Powell, THE CANTERBURY WITNESSES
2nd Place: Cathryn Pritchard, THE END AT RIVER'S BEND
3rd Place: Patrice Kavanaugh, DIE RUN HIDE
Honorable Mention: Elizabeth Heiter, KILLER ALIBI
Honorable Mention: Denise Weeks, MURDER BY MARFA LIGHTS

Paranormal (Fantasy/Time Travel/Futuristic) Romantic Mystery/Suspense
1st Place: Caroline Dunsheath, SPLIT
2nd Place: Heather Leonard, SPELLBOUND: A MAGIC CITY MYSTERY
3rd Place: Rebecca Finley, A STONE OF SHADOWS
Honorable Mention: Ash Krafton, BLEEDING HEARTS
Honorable Mention: AJ Larrieu, BLACK MAGIC COFFEE AND TEA

Single Title Romantic Mystery/Suspense
1st Place: Sharon Wray, JULIET'S ROQUE
2nd Place: Kristine B. Thompson, LOOKING INTO HELL
3rd Place: Jane Vasarhelyi, MESSAGE FROM PANAMA
Honorable Mention: Diane Garner, THE CELL
Honorable Mention: Kristine B. Thompson, WAKING UP IN HELL

THE OVERALL DAPHNE WINNER FOR THE 2011 UNPUBLISHED CONTEST IS: CAROLINE DUNSHEATH: SPLIT

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Congratulations to all!

Brooke Wills
2011 Daphne Contest Overall Coordinator


2 comments:

Jenni Wiltz said...

Thanks for the posting the results, Brooke! I was waiting with bated breath. A big congratulations to everyone who finaled and placed!

Mary Marvella said...

Congrats!