Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Derringer Award Winners

As voted on by the Short Mystery Fiction Society. Here's the official announcement, and I'm proud to say that I'm a winner for "Cranked."

Hi, folks -
I'm very pleased to announce the Winners of the 2007 Derringer Awards for Excellence in Short Mystery Fiction.

First, I want to give my deepest thanks to Elysabeth Eldering, who volunteered to be a vote counter and, again, to judges who gave so generously of their time and energy.

The Winners are:
FLASH STORY: "Vigilante" by Barry Ergang (Summer 2006, Mysterical-E)

SHORT-SHORT STORY - We have a tie:
• "Four For Dinner" by John M. Floyd (Seven by Seven) AND • "Elena Speaks of the City, Under Siege" by Steven Torres (September/October 2006, Crimespree Magazine)

MID-LENGTH STORY - "Cranked" by Bill Crider (Damn Near Dead: An Anthology
of Geezer Noir)

LONGER SHORT STORY - "Strictly Business" by Julie Hyzy (These Guns for Hire)

Congratulations to all of the Winners.

27 comments:

Benjie said...

We all knew you had it in you, Bill. Congratulations. I've only read about 1/3 of the stories in the volume: yours is still on the top of the pile. I think I liked the blog project that started the series better though.

Bill Crider said...

That blog story's gotten some good press.

Vince said...

Congratulations, Bill! It's well-deserved.

Jess Nevins said...

Congratulations!

Bill Crider said...

Thanks, guys. Who needs money when he has fame?

Bob Levinson said...

Hey, Bill...

Congratulations!

Bill Crider said...

Thanks, Bob!

Sandra Ruttan said...

Congratulations Bill! Much deserved.

Bill Crider said...

Thanks, Sandra!

Ray said...

Damn you, Crider, you MACHINE.

Bill Crider said...

Old and ragged, but still a machine.

Livia said...

Well deserved, Bill. It's a great story.

Bill Crider said...

Thanks, Livia.

Gerard said...

Yeah, congratulations.

Bill Crider said...

Much appreciated, Gerard.

Duane Swierczynski said...

Bill "Machine" Crider, you make us proud. Congrats!

Bill Crider said...

I owe it all the the editor of Damn Near Dead.

Todd Mason said...

Further congratulations! I gotta start reading Short Mystery again. And you geezers get off my lawn!

Steven said...

Let me add my congrats. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.

Bill Crider said...

Thanks, Todd. I try to avoid lawns at all costs.

Bill Crider said...

Right back at you, Steven. Big congrats on winning for "Elena."

Elizabeth Foxwell said...

Bill,
Geezer noir rules! :-)

Bill Crider said...

How true, Beth, especially among us geezers.

Juri said...

Congrats, Bill! (Sorry, can't think of anything funny to put in here.)

Bill Crider said...

Thanks, Juri. (It's all right to be serious now and then.)

Dave Zeltserman said...

congrats, Bill, well-deserved!

Bill Crider said...

Thanks, Dave.