Back from Albany

I’m just back Albany, where I attended the Bouchercon conference for mystery writers. I’m happy to report that John Shepphird’s story “Ghost Negligence” (AHMM, July/August 2012) won the Shamus Award for Best Private Eye Short Story. You can download a podcast of his story from iTunes or PodoMatic.

The Short Mystery Fiction Society also presented their Derringer awards at Bouchercon, and though the winners had been previously announced, I’m happy to repeat that Randy DeWitt was the winner this year in the Flash Story category for his entry in our Mysterious Photograph contest.  His short short “The Cable Job” was our Story That Won in September 2012.

Congratulations also go to our Macavity nominee, B. K. Stevens, for the nomination of “Thea’s First Husband” (AHMM, June 2012) and to Michael Nethercott, whose story “Mr. O’Nelligan and the Lost Fates” (AHMM, March 2012) was also nominated for a Shamus Award. You can download B. K. Stevens’s reading of Adjunct Anonymous here. A podcast from Michael Nethercott is forthcoming.

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