Our Chapter Members
Win, Place, and…
Show Their Skills!
Congratulations to writers in our Mid-Atlantic Chapter for various honors this year—including Stacy Woodson and Josh Pachter (top image, standing center and right), Art Taylor (bottom left image) and Sujata Massey (bottom right).
Our chapter members have won or been finalists for several awards and honors, including:
- Donna Andrews was Guest of Honor at this year’s Malice Domestic.
- Bill Beverly‘s Dodgers (2016) was listed among “100 Crime Novels and Thrillers to Love” (1945 to the present) in the May 12 Sunday Times (UK).
- John Copenhaver’s Dodging and Burning is a finalist for the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for Best First Novel and for the Strand Critics Award for Best Debut Novel.
- Barb Goffman’s “Bug Appetit” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine) is a finalist for the Anthony Award and was a finalist for the Agatha Award for Best Short Story, and her stories “The Case of the Missing Pot Roast” (Florida Happens) and “Till Murder Do Us Part” (Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies) were both finalists for the Derringer Award for Best Long Story.
- Aimee Hix’s What Doesn’t Kill You is a finalist for the Anthony Award for Best First Novel and was a finalist for the Agatha Award for Best First Novel and for the Lefty Award for Best Debut Novel.
- Alma Katsu‘s The Hunger is a finalist for the Locus Award for Best Horror Novel and was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel.
- Sujata Massey’s The Widows of Malabar Hill won the Mary Higgins Clark Award, the Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel, and the Lefty Award (Bruce Alexander Memorial) for Best Historical Mystery Novel; it’s also a finalist for the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.
Alan Orloff’s “Dying in Dokesville” (Malice Domestic 13: Mystery Most Geographical) won the Derringer Award for Best Short Story, and his novel Pray for the Innocent is a finalist for the Thriller Award for Best E-Book Original Novel.
Josh Pachter’s “50” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine) placed second in the Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine Reader’s Poll, and his story “If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Murder” (Malice Domestic 13: Mystery Most Geographical) was a finalist for the Derringer Award for Best Short Story.
Art Taylor’s “English 398: Fiction Workshop” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine) won the Edgar Award for Best Short Story, is a finalist for the Anthony Award for Best Short Story, and was a finalist for the Agatha Award in the same category.
Stacy Woodson’s “Duty, Honor, Hammett” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine) won the Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine Reader’s Poll.
Recent & Forthcoming from Chapter Members
Congratulations to everyone here for publications both recent (from the beginning of 2019) and through the summer ahead. Stay tuned for our next newsletter for updated Fall 2019 releases.
- Donna Andrews, Terns of Endearment (August)
- Mark Bergin, Apprehension (July)
- Karna Bodman, audio releases of Trust But Verify, Checkmate, and Gambit
Maya Corrigan, Crypt Suzette: A Five-Ingredient Mystery (August)
Krista Davis, The Diva Sweetens the Pie (April)
The Devil of Harbor City (May)
The Magic of Simon Tombs (story collection, May)
Aimee Hix, Dark Streets, Cold Suburbs (January)
Timothy J. Lockhart, Pirates (April)
Sujata Massey, The Satapur Moonstone (May)
Melinda Mullet, Died in the Wool: A Whisky Business Mystery (June)
Howard Owen: Scuffletown: A Willie Black Mystery (January)
Evergreen: A Willie Black Mystery (July)
Josh Pachter, Amsterdam Noir (January)—as editor, translator, and contributor
Whiz Tanner and the Mysterious Countdown (January)
Whiz Tanner and the Olympic Snow Caper (August)
Grace Topping, Staging Is Murder (April)
LynDee Walker, Deadly Politics: A Nichelle Clarke Crime Thriller (March)
Alma Katsu, The Spy Collector, 12-episode series illustrated by Victor Santos (beginning July)
Bill Beverly, “Virginia Racer,” Invisble Blood, edited by Maxim Jakubowski (July)
John L. French, “Scorpion” and “Man on the Inside,” Awesome Tales #9 (February)
“Punching Bag,” Flash Bang Mysteries (January, editor’s choice)
“The Power Behind the Throne,” Deadly Southern Charm: A Lethal Ladies Mystery Anthology, edited by Mary Burton and Mary Miley (April)
Deborah Lacy, “Please See Me,” Fault Lines: Stories by Northern California Crime Writers (March)
“Inflammatory Rhetoric,” Flash Bang Mysteries (January)
“Flash of Red,” Mystery Weekly (March)
“A Fire Burns Brightly,” Noir Nation 7 (Spring)
Harley Mazuk, “The Road from Manzanar,” Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine (March/April)
“Inseparable, Insufferable,” Black Cat Mystery Magazine (Issue 4)
“Hello, Cupcake!” Mystery Weekly (February)
“Starry Stary Night,” co-authored with René Appel, Amsterdam Noir, edited by René Appel and Josh Pachter (January)
“Last Call at the Bar of Invariable Length,” Mystery Weekly (February)
“A Study in Scarlett!” Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine (May/June)
“The Cremains of the Day,” Malice Domestic: Mystery Most Edible (May)
Quintin Peterson, “Damaged Goods,” Awesome Tales #9 (February)
Art Taylor, “Better Days,” Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine (May/June)