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The 2014 Lovey Nominees and Winners

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The Lovey Awards were presented February 8, 2014 at the Love is Murder Conference in Chicago.

The winners are denoted with an asterisk (*) and bolded. These are all great books to consider getting your Lover for Valentine’s Day.

Best First Novel

Bright and Yellow, Hard and Cold by Tim Chapman

The Butterfly Sister by Amy Gail Hansen

Bad Policy by James M. Jackson

Buried Truth by Gunter Kaesdorf

One Man’s Castle by J Michael Major *

Rim to Rim: Death in the Grand Canyon by Jeanne Meeks

Deception: a Clare O’Shaunessy Mystery by Sue Myers

Best Traditional /Amateur Sleuth

Death of a Garden Hoe by Gale Borger

Dangerous Threads by Dave Clamborone

Murder By the Seaside by Julie Anne Lindsey

Peak Season for Murder by Gail Lukasik*

Locked Within: An Emma Winberry Mystery by Helen Macie Osterman

Best Suspense

The Black Stiletto: Stars and Stripes by Raymond Benson *

Fear of Beauty by Susan Foretschel

Havana Lost by Libby Fischer Hellmann

Deceived by Julie Anne Lindsey

Inconspicuous by M.E. May

Brilliance by Marcus Sakey

The Fate of Mercy Alban by Wendy Webb

Best Paranormal/Science Fiction

Blood Red by Heather Graham

How I Started the Apocalypse, Book 2 by Brian Pinkerton

Girl Z: My life as a Teenage Zombie by Christine Zerstraete *

The Vanishing by Wendy Webb

Best Series

Close up on Murder (Murder She Wrote Series) by Donald Bain *

Totally Evil (The Miller Sisters Mysteries) by Gale Borger

The Ice Woman Assignment (The Stark and O’Brian Series) by Austin Camacho

Emma Caldridge Series by Jamie Freveletti

Kreve of Hunters Series by Heather Graham

Best Short Story

Once Upon a Time in the Woods (In Kwik Krimes) by Raymond Benson

Harry’s Loss of Grace by Louisa Buehler *

War Secrets (in The Mystery Box) by Libby Fischer Helmann

A Letter to My Ex (In Splatterlands) by J. Michaels Major

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