The winners of the 2016 Derringer Awards are:
Best Flash Story (up to 1,000 words):
“Hero,” by Vy Kava (from Red Dawn: Best New England Crime Stories 2016, edited by Mark Ammons, Katherine Fast, Barbara Ross, and Leslie Wheeler; Level Best)
Best Short Story (1,001-4,000 words):
“Twilight Ladies,” by Meg Opperman (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine [EQMM], March/April 2015)
Best Long Story (4,001-8,000 words):
“Dentonville,” by John M. Floyd (EQMM, November 2015)
Best Novelette (8,001-20,000 words):
“Driver,” by John M. Floyd (The Strand Magazine, February-May 2015)
In addition, the Society reports that “a committee of the SMFS Officers,
Awards Coordinator, and two members-at-large awarded the Edward D. Hoch
Memorial Golden Derringer (Lifetime Achievement) to: Michael Bracken.”
These winners will be honored during a special presentation at Bouchercon 2016, which is scheduled to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, from September 15 to 18.
A huge round of congratulations to all the winners and a special shout-out to friend of the blog Michael Bracken!!!