2015 Silver Falchion Nominees

Best Novel

Cozy / Traditional Mystery


BookAuthorPublisher
An Unwilling AccompliceCharles ToddWilliam Morrow
Angelica’s SmileAndrea CamilleriPenguin Books
Antiques ConBabara AllanKensington Publishing
Black ThursdayLinda Joffe HullMidnight Ink
Boiled OverBarbara RossKensington Publishing
Broken TrustShannon BakerMidnight Ink
Bubbles, Roses, and RumpMarilyn BosFlat Sole Studio
CatwalkSheila Webster BonehamMidnight Ink
Caught Dead HandedCarol J. PerryKensington Publishing
Chorus Line, Caviar, and CorpsesMary McHughKensington Publishing
Dead in the WaterLesley A. DiehlCamel Press
Death of a PolicemanM.C. BeatonGrand Central Publishing
Death Runs AdriftKaren MacInerneyMidnight Ink
Designated DaughtersMargaret MaronGrand Central Publishing
Dying for a DudeCindy SampleCindy Sample Books
Fish Springs: Beneath the SurfaceMichael Manuel & Larry C. Timbs, Jr.Ingalls Publishing Group, Inc.
Hanging by a HairNancy J. CohenFive Star
Hell on WheelsSue Ann JaffarianMidnight Ink
Hell With the Lid Blown OffDonis CaseyPoisoned Pen Press
Hunting SeasonAndrea CamilleriPenguin Books
Hunting ShadowsCharles ToddWilliam Morrow
If the Shoe KillsLynn CahooneKensington
If You’ve Got It, Haunt ItRose PresseyKensington
Island CasualtyD.R. RansdellOak Tree Press
January ThawJess LoureyMidnight Ink
Lost Under a LadderLinda O. JohnstonMidnight Ink
Mission to MurderLynn CahooneKensington
Murder on the Ile SordouM.L. LongworthPenguin Books
Nantucket SawbuckSteven AxelrodPoisoned Pen Press
Palmetto PoisonC. Hope ClarkBell Bridge Books
Remote ConsequencesKerri NelsonGemma Halliday Publishing
SafariParnell HallPegasus Books
Sinking SuspicionsSara Sue HoklotubbeUniversity of Arizona Press
Sticks & StonesR. Franklin JamesCamel Press
The Alpine YeomanMary DaheimBallantine Books
The Artful GoddaughterMelodie CampbellOrca Book Publishers
The Bodies Were BurnedBarbara A. MartinBarbara A. Martin
The Boom RoomRick BlechtaOrca Book Publishers
The Cat Sitter’s Nine LivesBlaize and John ClementThomas Dunne Books
The Chihuahua Always Sniffs TwiceWaverly CurtisKensington Publishing
The Choking GameMartha ReedBuccaneer/KMA Pittsburgh
The Laws of MurderCharles FinchMinotaur Books
The Perfect StrangerWendy Corsi StaubHarper
The Prime Minister’s Secret AgentSusan Elia MacNealBantam Dell
The Question of the Missing HeadE.J. Copperman and Jeff CohenMidnight Ink
The White Magic Five and DimeLisa Falco and Steve HockensmithMidnight Ink
This Private PlotAlan BeecheyPoisoned Pen Press
To Helen BackSusan McBrideWitness Impulse
Two Dogs Lie SleepingLia FarrellCamel Press

Crime Thriller

BookAuthorPublisher
A Billion Ways to DieChris KnopfThe Permanent Press
A Tightly Raveled MindDiane LawsonCinco Punto Press
Binds That TieKate MorettiRed Adept Publishing
Blood Always TellsHilary DavidsonForge Books
Bone DeepRandy Wayne WhiteG.P. Putnam’s Sons
Bred in the BoneChristopher BrookmyreAtlantic Monthly Press
Cabin FeverJames M. JacksonBarking Rain Press
CobraDeon MeyerAtlantic Monthly Press
Cold ShotMark HenshawTouchstone
Cop TownKarin SlaughterDelacorte Press
DakotaGwen FlorioThe Permanent Press
DesperateDaniel PalmerKensington
Dial M For MatrimonyCarroll McKnightPulpwood Press
Dick Francis’s DamageFelix FrancisG.P. Putnam’s Sons
Dog BeachJohn FuscoTouchstone
Don’t Ever Look BackDaniel FriedmanThomas Dunne Books
Everyone LiesA.D. GarrettMinotaur Books
Fear NothingLisa GardnerDutton
Flesh and BloodPatricia CornwellWilliam Morrow
From the DeadMark BillinghamAtlantic Monthly Press
GangsterlandTod GoldbergCounterpoint
Gulf BoulevardDennis HartThe Permanent Press
HauntedRandy Wayne WhiteG.P. Putnam’s Sons
House ReckoningMike LawsonAtlantic Monthly Press
If It BleedsLinda L. RichardsOrca Book Publishers
In the BloodLisa UngerTouchstone
Juba GoodVicki DelanyOrca Book Publishers
Kill FeeOwen LaukkanenG.P. Putnam’s Sons
Lion Plays RoughLachlan SmithThe Mysterious Press
Mike Hammer: King of the WeedsMickey Spillane & Max Allan CollinsTitan Books
Missing YouHarlan CobenDutton
Natchez BurningGreg IlesWilliam Morrow
Never Coming BackTim WeaverViking
Original SinDP LyleReputation Books
Out of the GameDavid DeLeeDark Road Publishing
Parker FieldHoward OwenThe Permanent Press
PrayerPhilip KerrG.P. Putnam’s Sons
Providence RagBruce DeSilvaForge Books
Reckless Disregard: A Parker Stern NovelRobert RotsteinSeventh Street Books
Resurrection BayWayne McDaniel and Steven WomackMidnight Ink
Secret AssaultDon HelinHeadline Books
Sherlock Holmes: The Spirit BoxGeorge MannTitan Books
Stone ColdC.J. BoxG.P. Putnam’s Sons
SuspicionJoseph FinderDutton
Terminal CityLinda FairsteinDutton
TerminatedRay DanielMidnight Ink
The Bone OrchardPaul DoironMinotaur Books
The Bones BeneathMark BillinghamAtlantic Monthly Press
The Cold NowhereBrian FreemanQuercus
The CullingRobert JohnsonThe Permanent Press
The ExecutionDick WolfWilliam Morrow
The KeeperJohn LescroartAtria Books
The Kennedy ConnectionR.G. BelskyAtria
The Last Dead GirlHarry DolanAmy Einhorn Books/Putnam
The Skeleton RoadVal McDermidAtlantic Monthly Press
The Stranger You KnowJane CaseyMinotaur Books
The Two Sisters of BorneoIan HamiltonSpiderline
Tokyo KillBarry LancetSimon & Schuster
Vertigo 42Martha GrimesScribner
Voodoo RidgeDavid FreedThe Permanent Press
Vulture au VinLisa KingThe Permanent Press
WaltRussell WangerskySpiderline
When Shadows FallJ.T. EllisonMira Books
Windigo IslandWilliam Kent KruegerAtria Books
WolfMo HayderAtlantic Monthly Press

 Historical

BookAuthorPublisher
A New York ChristmasAnne PerryBallantine Books
A Song to Die ForMike BlakelyForge Books
An Air of TreasonP.F. ChisholmPoisoned Pen Press
BlacklistJerry LudwigForge
Blood on the WaterAnne PerryBallantine Books
De Potter’s Grand TourJoanna ScottFarrar, Straus and Giroux
Death at ChinatownFrances McNamaraAllium Press of Chicago
Death on BlackheathAnne PerryBallantine Books
Ragtime CowboysLoren D. EstlemanForge
Riders on the StormEd GormanPegasus Books
Shall We Not RevengeD.M. PirroneAllium Press of Chicago
Street JusticeKris NelscottWMG Publishing, Inc.
The Auschwitz EscapeJoel RosenbergTyndale House Publishers
The Baklava ClubJason GoodwinSarah Crichton Books/FSG
The Blood of AlexanderTom WildeForge
The Devil’s WorkshopAlex GrecianG.P. Putnam’s Sons
The Hour of LeadBruce HolbertCounterpoint
The Johnstown GirlsKathleen GeorgeUniversity of Pittsburgh Press
The ReckoningRennie AirthViking
The Secret of MagicDeborah JohnsonAmy Einhorn Books/Putnam
The Smoke at DawnJeff ShaaraBallantine Books
The Wrong ManLaura WilsonFelony & Mayhem Press
Tradition of DeceitKathleen ErnstMidnight Ink
Zodiac DeceptionGary KrissForge

Literary Mystery / Suspense / Thriller

BookAuthorPublisher
A Better WorldMarcus SakeyThomas & Mercer
A Circle of WavesAlice LaPlanteGrove Press
A Cold and Broken HallejujahTyler DiltsThomas & Mercer
AbroadKatie CrouchSarah Crichton Books/FSG
Apple Tree YardLouise DoughtySarah Crichton Books/FSG
Area XJeff VanderMeerFarrar, Straus and Giroux
Assault with a Deadly LieLev RaphaelTerrace Books
BagmenWilliam LashnerThomas & Mercer
Baudelaire’s RevengeBob Van LaerhovenPegasus Books
Before NightfallRachel AmphlettRachel Amphlett
Beware BewareSteph ChaThomas Dunne Books
BittersweetMiranda Beverly-WhittemoreCrown
Block 10Stacy Childs with David Niall WilsonCrossroad Press
Blue LabyrinthDouglas Preston & Lincoln ChildGrand Central Publishing
Butterfly SkinSergey KuznetsovTitan Books
ChanceKem NunnScribner
CHECKMATESteven JamesSignet
Chump ChangeG.M. FordThomas & Mercer
CipherJohn JantunenECW Press
Circle of WivesAlice LaPlanteGrove Press
CorneredAlan BrenhamBlack Opal Books
CourierTerry IrvingRonin Robot Press
Dancer in the DustThomas H. CookThe Mysterious Press
Dark Road, Dead EndPhilip CioffariLivingston Press/ University of West Alabama
Darkness, DarknessJohn HarveyPegasus Books
Dead WaterAnn CleevesThomas Dunne Books
Deadly BondsLJ SellersThomas & Mercer
Desperate DeedsPatricia GligorPost Mortem Press
Dry Bones in the ValleyTom BoumanNorton Trade
Fifty MiceDaniel PyneBlue Rider Press
Graveyard of MemoriesBarry EislerThomas & Mercer
Half WorldScott O’ConnorSimon & Schuster
Hard ReturnJ. Carson BlackThomas & Mercer
HoaxersEdward J. McFadden IIICrossroad Press
I Can See in the DarkKarin FossumHoughton Mifflin Harcourt
InterferenceMichelle BerryECW Press
Keep Your Friends ClosePaula DalyGrove Press
Land of Careful ShadowsSuzanne ChazinKensington Publishing
Lucifer’s PromiseAlan ThompsonW & B Publishers, Inc.
Midnight Plan of the Repo ManW. Bruce CameronForge
Mind of WinterLaura KasischkeHarper Adult
MoriartyAnthony HorowitzHarper
Murder in RetributionAnne CleelandKensington Books
My Sister’s GraveRobert DugoniThomas & Mercer
One KickChelsea CainSimon & Schuster
Plaster CityJohnny ShawThomas & Mercer
Presumption of GuiltMarti GreenThomas & Mercer
Red 1-2-3John KatzenbachThe Mysterious Press
RevivalStephen KingScribner
Rivers to BloodMichael ListerPulpwood Press
ShirleySusan Scarf MerrellBlue Rider Press
Sometimes the WolfUrban WaiteWilliam Morrow
South, AmericaRod DavisNew South Books
Strong DarknessJon LandForge Books
Swann’s Lake of DespairCharles SalzbergFive Star
Tehran at TwilightSalar AbdohAkashic Books
The AccidentChris PavoneCrown
The Black-Eyed BlondeBenjamin BlackHenry Holt and Company
The Boy Who Stole From the DeadOrest StemlachThomas & Mercer
The CatchTaylor StevensCrown
The Conan Doyle NotesDiane MadsenMX Publishing
The CoveRick HautalaCrossroad Press
The Day She DiedCatriona McPhersonMidnight Ink
The Dead Will TellLinda CastilloMinotaur Books
The DisposablesDavid PutnamOceanview
The Empire of NightRobert Olen ButlerThe Mysterious Press
The FarmTom Rob SmithGrand Central Publishing
The ForgersBradford MorrowThe Mysterious Press
The Girl in the WoodsGregg OlsenPinnacle
The Girl Next DoorRuth RendellScribner
 The Girl With a Clock for a HeartPeter SwansonWilliam Morrow
The Good GirlMary KubicaMira Books
The Killer Next DoorAlex MarwoodPenguin Books
The Last Time I DiedJoe NelmsTyrus Books
The Laughing MonstersDenis JohnsonFarrar,Straus and Giroux
The Merry-Go-Round ManJohn B. RosenmanCrossroad Press
The Murder of Harriet KrohnKarin FossumHoughton Mifflin Harcourt
The Mystery of the Invisible HandMarshall JevonsPrinceton University Press
The Red Bird All-Indian Traveling BandFrances WashburnUniversity of Arizona Press
The River Is DarkJoe HartThomas & Mercer
The Secret History of Las VegasChris AbaniPenguin Books
The Secret PlaceTana FrenchViking
The SeekerR.B. ChestertonPegasus Books
The ShieldLynn Sholes & Joe MooreStone Creek Books
The Stone BoySophie LoubiereGrand Central Publishing
The Third SinElsa KlenschForge
The Truth About the Harry Quebert AffairJoel DickerPenguin Books
The Way Of All FishMartha GrimesScribner
Third RailRory FlynnHoughton Mifflin Harcourt
This Dark Road to MercyWiley CashWilliam Morrow
TraplineMark StevensMidnight Ink
Under Your SkinSabine DurrantEmily Bestler (Atria Books)
Unraveled VisionsNina MiltonMidnight Ink
Waiting for WednesdayNicci FrenchPamela Dorman Books
Wayfaring StrangerJames Lee BurkeSimon & Schuster
   
   
   

 Political / Adventure / Espionage Thriller

BookAuthorPublisher
24: DeadlineJames SwallowForge
Adobe FlatsColin CampbellMidnight Ink
Ark StormLinda DaviesForge
Assassin’s GameWard LarsenForge
Black SkiesLeo J. MaloneyKensington
Blood PactDavid HagbergForge
Blue WarriorMike MadenG.P. Putnam’s Sons
Border WarLou Dobbs and James O. BornForge
BurnedValerie PlameBlue Rider Press
Dark SpiesMatthew DunnWilliam Morrow
Deadliest of SinsSallie BissellMidnight Ink
DeadoutJon McGoranForge
End GameJohn GilstrapPinnacle
I Am PilgrimTerry HayesAtria Books
Inside ManJeff AbbottGrand Central Publishing
Killing PilgrimAlen MattichSpiderline
Killing the CurseDennis Hetzel with Rick RobinsonHeadline Books
Margaret Truman’s Undiplomatic MurderDonald BainForge
Montecito HeightsColin CampbellMidnight Ink
Night HeronAdam BrookesRedhook
No Time to DieKira PeikoffPinnacle
Now and in the Hour of Our DeathPatrick TaylorForge
Rain on the DeadJack HigginsG.P. Putnam’s Sons
Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne AscendancyEric Van LustbaderGrand Central Publishing
Robert Ludlum’s The Janson OptionPaul GarrisonGrand Central Publishing
SabotageMatt CookForge
Sand and FireTom YoungG.P. Putnam’s Sons
The Counterfeit AgentAlex BerensonG.P. Putnam’s Sons
The EscapeDavid BaldacciGrand Central Publishing
The HilltopAssaf GavronScribner
The Last ShootistMiles SwarthoutForge
The LieHesh KestinScribner
The Lost IslandDouglas Preston & Lincoln ChildGrand Central Publishing
The Madmen of BenghaziGérard de VilliersVintage Crime/Black Lizard
The Madness of JulyJames NaughtieThe Overlook Press
The Red RoomRidley PearsonG.P. Putnam’s Sons
The TargetDavid BaldacciGrand Central Publishing
WarriorsTed BellWilliam Morrow
Weapon of VengeanceMukul DevaForge
Written In My Own Heart’s BloodDiana GabaldonDelacorte Press

 Private Detective / Police Procedural / Mystery

BookAuthorPublisher
Any Other NameCraig JohnsonViking
Black RockJohn McFetridgeECW Press
Bitter CrossingD.A. KeeleyMidnight Ink
BrainquakeSamuel FullerHard Case Crime
Bryant & May and the Bleeding HeartChristopher FowlerBantam
By Any MeansChris CulverGrand Central Publishing
By Its CoverDonna LeonAtlantic Monthly Press
Critical DamageRobert K. LewisMidnight Ink 
Dead Lil’ HustlerVictoria HoustonTyrus Books
Dead Man’s FancyKeith McCaffertyViking
DeadlineJohn SandfordG.P. Putnam’s Sons
Deadly PuzzlesTerry OdellTerry Odell
Don’t Look for MeLoren D. EstlemanForge
Easy DeathDaniel BoydHard Case Crime
Field of PreyJohn SandfordG.P. Putnam’s Sons
FrenzyJohn LutzPinnacle
IdentityIngrid ThoftG.P. Putnam’s Sons
Kill GameDean Wesley SmithWMG Publishing, Inc.
Lake of TearsMary LogueTyrus Books
Murder in the Arts DistrictGreg HerrenBold Strokes Books
Murder on EdistoC. Hope ClarkBell Bridge Books
Nature of the BeastRoland KellerExcelsior Editions
Remains of InnocenceJ.A. JanceWilliam Morrow
River of GlassJaden TerrellThe Permanent Press
Robert B. Parker’s Blind SpotReed Farrel ColemanG.P. Putnam’s Sons
Robert B. Parker’s Cheap ShotAce AtkinsG.P. Putnam’s Sons
Saints of New YorkR.J. ElloryThe Overlook Press
Search and RescueGail Anderson-DargatzOrca Book Publishers
Sorrow BoundDavid MarkBlue Rider Press
StrangersBill PronziniForge
Sweet SundayJohn LawtonAtlantic Monthly Press
The Assassins’ BallPatrick Thomas and John L. FrenchGray Rabbit Publishing
The Big HelloMichael ListerPulpwood Press
The Bone SeekerM.J. McGrathViking
The ForsakenAce AtkinsG.P. Putnam’s Sons
The Hard WayCathi StolerCamel Press
The Hollow GirlReed Farrel ColemanTyrus Books
The House That Jack BuiltJakob MelanderSpiderline
The Killing: Uncommon DenominatorKaren DionneTitan Books
The Night SearchersMarcia MullerGrand Central Publishing
The Skin CollectorJeffery DeaverGrand Central Publishing
The Splintered PaddleMark TroyFive Star Publishing
Unnatural MurderConnie DialThe Permanent Press
With Intent To DeceiveDavid DeLeeDark Road Publishing
Wrong QuarryMax Allan CollinsHard Case Crime
You Know Who Killed MeLoren D. EstlemanForge

Romantic Suspense

BookAuthorPublisher
AwakenedVirna DePaulBantam
Bluffing Is MurderTace BakerBarking Rain Press
ConfessionCarey BaldwinWitness Impulse
Death of a High Maintenance BlondeDebra GaskillD’Llama Publishing
GuardedMary BehreBerkley
JudgementCarey BaldwinWitness Impulse
Know When to RunConnie FlynnConnie Flynn
Love GameElise SaxBallantine Books
MercyB.J. DanielsHarlequin
Montana BrideJoan JohnstonBantam Dell
NefariousTina DC HayesHazy Moon Ink
Power PlayCatherine CoulterG.P. Putnam’s Sons
SpiritedMary BehreBerkley
Sweet DamageRebecca JamesBantam Books
The Black RoseSam BerrettiMedia Masters Productions, LLC
The JobJanet Evanovich and Lee GoldbergBantam
The Lost KeyCatherine Coulter and J.T. EllisonG.P. Putnam’s Sons
The Silver PromiseWilliam C. WalkerCreateSpace
Top Secret Twenty-OneJanet EvanovichBantam
Truth Be ToldHank Phillippi RyanForge
Windswept DangerTerry OdellTerry Odell

Speculative / Horror / Science Fiction / Fantasy

BookAuthorPublisher
City of StairsRobert Jackson BennettBroadway Books
Clockwork AngelsKevin J. AndersonECW Press
ColdbrookTim LebbonTitan Books
ConquestJohn Connolly and Jennifer RidyardAtria Books
Dawn’s Bright TalonsNerine DormanCrossroad Press
Ecko BurningDanie WareTitan Books
Fear CityF. Paul WilsonTor
Land of ShadowsRachel Howzel HallForge
Like a Mighty ArmyDavid WeberForge Books
Lock InJohn ScalziTor
Lockdown: Star WarsJoe SchreiberDel Rey/ LucasBooks
Love BitesSheri BroadbentAmazon
Mr. MercedesStephen KingScribner
My Lady of the BogPeter HayesThe Permanent Press
N.D.E.Steven Savile and David SakmysterCrossroad Press
Pillar to the SkyWilliam R. ForstchenForge
Red Devil 4Eric c. LeuthardtForge
Skin of the WolfSam CabotBlue Rider Press
Slimy UnderbellyKevin J. AndersonKensington Publishing
The Book of LifeDeborah HarknessViking
The Boy Who Drew MonstersKeith DonohuePicador USA
The Boy Who Killed DemonsDave ZeltsermanThe Overlook Press
The Burning DarkAdam ChristopherTor
The Enemy WithinKristine Kathryn RuschWMG Publishing, Inc.
The Golem of HollywoodJonathan and Jesse KellermanG.P. Putnam’s Sons
The Grey MatterBillie Sue MosimanPost Mortem Press
The Kraken ProjectDouglas PrestonForge
The Pierced HeartLynn ShepherdBantam
The String DiariesStephen Lloyd JonesLittle, Brown Publishing
The Ultra Thin ManPatrick SwensonTor
The VoicesF.R. TallisPegasus Books
The Wolves of LondonMark MorrisTitan Books
Yesterday’s HeroJonathan WoodTitan Books

Long-Form Novelty Fiction: Poetry/Graphic/Experimental

BookAuthorPublisher/ Editor
Notes From the Cat HouseJack KetchumCrossroad Press
The Undertaking of Lily ChenDanica NovgorodoffFirst Second

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Best First Novel

Cozy / Traditional / Historical

BookAuthorPublisher
Dying to KnowTJ O’ConnorMidnight Ink
Final RightsTena FrankGrateful Steps Foundation
Honor Above AllJ. Bard CollinsAllium Press of Chicago
KilmoonLisa AlberMuskrat Press, LLC
Lane ChangesS.L. EllisBlack Opal Books
Limestone GumptionBryan RobinsonGale/Cengage
Murder at Honeychurch HallHannah DennisonThomas Dunne Books
Murder Strikes A PoseTracy WeberMidnight Ink
The Life We BuryAllen EskensSeventh Street Books
To Fudge or Not to FudgeNancy CocoKensington
While Beauty SleptElizabeth BlackwellPutnam

Literary Suspense

BookAuthorPublisher
B.O.Q.N.P. SimpsonJohn F. Blair
ConsumedDavid Cronenberg Scribner
DecodedMai JiaFarrar, Straus and Giroux
Deep WinterSamuel GaileyBlue Rider Press
Forty Days Without ShadowOlivier TrucGrand Central Publishing
Going HomeSharon MarchiselloSunbury Press, Inc.
HYDEDaniel LevineHoughton Mifflin Harcourt
Never AloneC.J. CarpenterMidnight Ink
The Devil Takes HalfLeta SerafirmCoffetown Press
The Weight of BloodLaura McHughSpiegel & Grau
Wolf in White VanJohn DarnielleFarrar, Straus, and Giroux

Thriller / Mystery

BookAuthorPublisher
A Cry From the DustCarrie Stuart ParksThomas Nelson
Baghdad CentralElliott CollaBitter Lemon Press
Blood LineJohn J. DavisSimon & Winter, Inc.
Catch A Falling StarLaurel HeidtmanLaurel Heidtman
City of DevilsDiana BretherickPegasus
Criminal GoldAnn AptakerBold Strokes Books 
Dangerous DenialAmy RayBarking Rain Press
Dear DaughterElizabeth LittleViking
Expedition IndigoStacy AllenFiery Seas Publishing
Four CornersWally RudolphSoft Skull Press
Go Go GatoMax EverhartCamel Press
Hotlanta!Mark NielsenHeadline Books
Imogene in New OrleansHunter MurphyRolltop Publishing
IndefensibleLee GoodmanAtria Books
Invisible CityJulia DahlMinotaur Books
Last WordsRich ZahradnikCamel Press
North of BostonElisabeth EloPamela Dorman Books
Played to DeathBV LawsonCrimetime Press
Prodigious SavantJ.J. WhiteBlack Opal Books
Ride the LighteningDietrich KalteisECW Press
Shovel ReadyAdam SternberghCrown
Someone Else’s SkinSarah HilaryPenguin Books
The American MissionMatthew PalmerG.P. Putnam’s Sons
The Black HourLori Rader-DaySeventh Street Books
The Cottoncrest CurseMichael H. RubinLSU Press
The Darkest HourTony SchumacherWilliam Morrow
The FamilyEDI WilsonBookbaby
The Golden HourTodd MossG.P. Putnam’s Sons
The Hawley Book of the DeadChrysler SzarlanBallantine Books
The Intern’s HandbookShane KuhnSimon & Schuster
The Last BreathKimberly BelleMira Books
The MartianAndy WeirCrown
The MonarchJack SorenWitness Impulse
The Morning LineTom KennyCreatespace
The Mystery of the TrinityRichard Gid PowersCaravel Books
The Siegel DispositionsDavid E. GroganCamel Press
The Ways of the DeadNeely TuckerViking
The White VanPatrick HoffmanAtlantic Monthly Press
Tomorrow and TomorrowThomas SweterlitschG.P. Putnam’s Sons

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Best Nonfiction

Academic

BookAuthorPublisher
A Tail of Hope’s FaithDiane WeinmannHay House
Blood on the Stage, 480 B.C. to 1600 A.D.: Milestone Plays of Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem, An Annotated RepertoireAmnon KabatchnikScarecrow Press
Bloody Italy: Essays on Crime Writing in Italian SettingsPatricia Prandini BucklerMcFarland & Company, Inc.
BrainstormDaniel J. SeigelTarcher
Class and Culture in Crime Fiction: Essays on Works in English Since the 1970sJulie H. KimMcFarland & Company, Inc.
German Feminist Queer Crime Fiction: Politics, Justice and DesireFaye StewartMcFarland & Company, Inc.
James Ellroy: A Companion to the Mystery FictionJim MancallMcFarland & Company, Inc.
Jolly Good Detecting: Humor in English Crime Fiction of the Golden AgeBruce ShawMcFarland & Company, Inc.
Mysteries Unlocked: Essays in Honor of Douglas G. GreeneCurtis EvansMcFarland & Company, Inc.
Politics and Society in Italian Crime Fiction: An Historical OverviewBarbara PezzottiMcFarland & Company, Inc.
The Executioner’s Toll, 2010: The Crimes, Arrests, Trials, Appeals, Last Meals, Final Words and Executions of 46 Persons in the United StatesMatthew T. ManginoMcFarland & Company, Inc.
The Figure of the Detective: A Literary History and AnalysisCharles BrownsonMcFarland & Company, Inc.
The Sixth ExtinctionElizabeth KolbertHenry Holt
The Villainous Stage: Crime Plays on Broadway and in the West End Marvin Lachman McFarland & Company, Inc. 
Truth in a Culture of Doubt Andreas Kostenberger, Darrell Bock and Josh ChatrawB&H Publishing Group
Your Next MissionLida CitroenPalisades Publishing

Craft and Business of Writing

BookAuthor Publisher

Mainstream Crime Reference

BookAuthorPublisher
400 Things Cops KnowAdam PlantingaQuill Driver Books
The Art of the English MurderLucy WorsleyPegasus Books

Memoir / Biography

BookAuthorPublisher
Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a MasqueradeWaltern KirnLiveright Publishing Corporation
Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of The Great GatsbySarah ChurchwellPenguin Press
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, SpyKaren AbbottHarper
Love! Laugh! Panic! Life With My MotherRosemary MildMagic Island Literary Works
Love, Freedom & The Art Of Getting ThereRobert GrossPark Bench Press
Miraculous JourneyAnne Strieber and Whitley StrieberCrossroad Press
Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan PoeJ.W. OckerThe Countryman Press
The Good SpyKai BirdCrown Trade
The Perfect KillRobert BaerBlue Rider Press

 True Crime

Book AuthorPublisher
A Deadly WanderingMatt RichtelWilliam Morrow
Bad PaperJake HalpernFarrar, Straus and Giroux
Dead of NightGary C. King with Shelia JohnsonPinnacle
Hidden Harvest: The Rise and Fall of North America’s Biggest Cannabis Grow OpMark CoakleyECW Press
I’ll Take Care of YouCaitlin RotherPinnacle
Kitty Genovese: The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime That Changed AmericaKevin CookNorton Trade
Law of the JunglePaul M. BarrettCrown
Life Real Loud: John Lefebvre, Neteller and the Revolution in Online GamblingBill ReynoldsECW Press
ObsessedM. William PhelpsKensington
Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an Elite International StingJohn ShiffmanSimon & Schuster
Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes, and the Trial of the Bergholz BarbersDonald B. KraybillJohns Hopkins University Press
Star-Crossed KillersRobert ScottPinnacle
The Killing KindM. William PhelpsKensington
The Other SideLacy M. JohnsonTin House Books
The Phantom Killer: Unlocking the Mystery of the Texarkana Serial Murders: The Story of a Town in TerrorJames PresleyPegasus Books
The Skeleton CrewDeborah HalberSimon & Schuster
TinseltownWilliam J. MannHarper
War of the Whales: A True StoryJoshua HorwitzSimon & Schuster
When Nashville Bled: The Untold Stories of Serial Killer Paul Dennis ReidJudith A. YatesJudith A. Yates
Whitey on TrialMargaret McLean and Jon LiebermanForge

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Best Picture Book / Chapter Book / Middle Grade / YA

Children’s Picture Book

BookAuthor/ IllustratorPublisher
Adventures with Barefoot CrittersTeagan WhiteTundra Books
An Armadillo in ParisJulie KraulisTundra Books
Bob Goes to MarsKatie Mary WilsonCrossroad Press
Bob’s Hungry GhostGenevieve CoteTundra Books
Do Witches Take Baths?Christopher David ConnorCreatespace(Amazon)
Edie’s EnsemblesAshley SpiresTundra Books
For Such A Time As ThisAngie SmithB&H Publishing Group
Hope SpringsEric WaltersTundra Books
If You Happen to Have a DinosaurLinda BaileyTundra Books
Julia, ChildKyo MaclearTundra Books
Nancy KnowsCybele YoungTundra Books
Nine Words MaxDan Bar-elTundra Books
Spic-and Span! Lillian Gilbreth’s Wonder KitchenMonica KullingTundra Books
The Bambino and MeZachary HymanTundra Books
The FlyElise GravelTundra Books
The Highest Number in the WorldRoy MacGregorTundra Books
The RatElise GravelTundra Books
The Skeleton Inside MeDavid Niall WilsonCrossroad Press
The SlugElise GravelTundra Books
The WormElise GravelTundra Books
Who Needs a Desert?Karen PatkauTundra Books
Who Needs a Prairie?Karen PatkauTundra Books
Who Needs a Reef?Karen PatkauTundra Books

Children’s Chapter Book

BookAuthor/ Illustrator Publisher
Cassie and Jasper to the Rescue Bryn Fleming WestWinds Press 
The Case of the Buried BonesLewis B. MontgomeryKane Press, Inc.
The Diamond MysteryMartin WidmarkGrosset & Dunlap
The Frankenstein JournalsScott SonnebornCapstone Young Readers
The Haunted LibraryDori Hillestad ButlerGrosset & Dunlap
The Secret of the Sea CreatureLaurie S. SuttonCapstone Young Readers

Middle Grade

BookAuthorPublisher
A Growing SuspicionJacqueline Dembar GreeneAmerican Girl Publishing
A Snicker of MagicNatalie LloydScholastic
Ameri-Scares: California: From the PitElizabeth MassieCrossroad Press
Andi Under PressureAmanda FlowerZonderkidz
AudreyDan Bar-elTundra Books
MillhouseNatale GhentTundra Books
Ollie and the Science of Treasure HuntingErin DionneDial Books for Young Readers
Still LifeJacqueline WestDial Books for Young Readers
The ACB with Honora LeeKate De GoldiTundra Books
The Boston BreakoutRoy MacGregorTundra Books
The Dark LadyIrene AdlerCapstone Young Readers
The Desperate Diva DiariesAngie SpadyB&H Publishing Group
The Faire PendantLeah PriceTalebearers Publishing
The FinisherDavid BaldacciScholastic
The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Mysterious PhantomVicki LockwoodCapstone Young Readers
The Mystery of the Russian RansomRoy MacGregorTundra Books
The One Safe PlaceTania UnsworthAlgonquin Books/ Workman Publishing
The Swallow: A Ghost StoryCharis CotterTundra Books
TreasonJo MacauleyCapstone Young Readers
Viminy Crowe’s Comic BookMarthe Jocelyn and Richard ScrimgerTundra Books
Zombie ElementaryHoward WhitehouseTundra Books

Young Adult

 

BookAuthor Publisher
10 Things for Teen GirlsKate ConnorB&H Publishing Group
About That NightNorah McClintockOrca Book Publishers
Always EmilyMichaela MacCollChronicle Books
AstrayAmy Christine ParkerRandom House Children’s Books
BlurSteven JamesSkyscape
Changing Michael Jeff Schilling Bancroft Press 
Dark TideGreg HerrenBold Strokes Books
Death SpiralJanie ChodoshThe Poisoned Pencil
DisconnectedLisa CronkhiteThe Poisoned Pencil
Every BreathEllie MarneyTundra Books
FalconerElizabeth MayChronicle Books
Falwyn: A Fairy TaleAshley L. KnightCrossroad Press
Fire & FloodVictoria ScottScholastic
Grunge Gods and GraveyardsKimberly G. GiarratanoRed Adept Publishing
HazePaula WestonTundra Books
How We FallKate BrauningMerit Press
Jesus JacksonJames Ryan DaleyThe Poisoned Pencil
Jex MaloneC.L. Gaber and V.C. StanleyMerit Press
Mr. Samuel’s PennyTreva Hall MelvinThe Poisoned Pencil
Nearly GoneElle CosimanoKathy Dawson Books
SafeMark ZubroMLR Press, LLC
Spiritglass CharadeColleen GleasonChronicle Books
Still PhotoKim HarnesEvernight Teen
The Art of SecretsJames KliseAlgonquin Books/ Workman Publishing
The Killing WoodsLucy ChristopherScholastic
The Number 7Jessica LidhMerit Press
The Voice Inside My HeadS.J. LaidlawTundra Books
The World OutsideEva WisemanTundra Books
 Unaccompanied MinorHollis HillespieMerit Press
UncoveredS.X. BradleyEvernight Teen
Wanted: Dead or In LoveKym BrunnerMerit Press
What We HideMarthe JocelynTundra Books
Where the Rock Splits the SkyPhilip WebbScholastic
Who R U Really?Margo KellyMerit Press
ZomburbiaAdam GallardoKensington Publishing

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Best Anthology / Collection

Multi-Author Anthology

Book Edited ByPublisher
Best New England Crime Stories 2015: Rogue WaveMark Ammons, Katherine Fast, Barbara Ross, Leslie Wheeler Level Best Books
FaceoffLee Child and OthersSimon & Schuster
Fiction River: Past Crime Kristine Kathryn RuschWMG Publishing, Inc. 
Fiction River Special Edition: Crime Kristine Kathryn Rusch WMG Publishing, Inc. 
Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold WarPresented by MWA/ Edited by Jeffery Deaver and Raymond BensonGrand Central Publishing
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes CanonLaurie R. King and Leslie S. KlingerPegasus Books

Single-Author Collection

BookAuthor Publisher
High Crime AreaJoyce Carol OatesThe Mysterious Press
Love, Life, and the Art of FoodRobert N. GrossPark Bench Press
Seeing RedTerry OdellTerry Odell
Shark’s ToothMichael GuillebeauArdent Writer Press
Shots Fired: Stories from Joe Pickett CountryC.J. BoxG.P. Putnam’s Sons
The Misadventures of Slim O. Wittz, Soft-Boiled DetectiveRosemary & Larry Mild Magic Island Literary Works
Trouble in MindJeffery DeaverGrand Central Publishing
Wait For Signs: Twelve Longmire Stories Craig Johnson Viking 

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Best Attending Author


BookAuthorPublisher
Murder, She Wrote: Death of a Blue Blood Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain Penguin Random House 

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