Best Novel
Lamentation – Joe Clifford [Oceanview]
The Secret Place – Tana French [Hodder & Stoughton/Viking]
After I’m Gone – Laura Lippman [William Morrow]
The Long Way Home – Louise Penny [Minotaur]
Truth Be Told – Hank Phillippi Ryan [Forge]

Best First Novel
Blessed Are the Dead – Kristi Belcamino [Witness Impulse]
Ice Shear – M.P. Cooley [William Morrow]
Invisible City – Julia Dahl [Minotaur]
The Life We Bury – Allen Eskens [Seventh Street]
The Black Hour – Lori Rader-Day [Seventh Street]

Best Paperback Original
Stay With Me – Alison Gaylin [Harper]
The Killer Next Door – Alex Marwood [Penguin]
The Day She Died – Catriona McPherson [Midnight Ink]
World of Trouble – Ben H. Winters [Quirk]
No Stone Unturned – James W. Ziskin [Seventh Street]

Best Critical or Non-Fiction Work
The Figure of the Detective: A Literary History and Analysis – Charles Brownson [McFarland]
Death Dealer: How Cops and Cadaver Dogs Brought a Killer to Justice – Kate Clark Flora [New Horizon]
Dru’s Book Musings – [http://drusbookmusing.com]
Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe – J.W. Ocker [Countryman]
Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writer’s Journey – Hank Phillippi Ryan, ed. [Henery]

Best Short Story
“Honeymoon Sweet” Murder at the Beach: The Bouchercon Anthology 2014 – Craig Faustus Buck [Down & Out]
“The Shadow Knows” Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays – Barb Goffman [Wildside]
“Howling at the Moon” Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Nov 2014 – Paul D. Marks [Dell]
“Of Dogs & Deceit” Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Nov 2014 – John Shepphird [Dell]
“The Odds Are Against Us” Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Nov 2014 – Art Taylor [Dell]

Best Anthology or Collection
FaceOff – David Baldacci, ed. [Simon & Schuster]
Murder at the Beach: The Bouchercon Anthology 2014 – Dana Cameron, ed. [Down & Out]
Trouble in the Heartland: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen – Joe Clifford, ed. [Gutter]
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon – Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger, eds. [Pegasus Crime]
Carolina Crimes: 19 Tales of Love, Lust, and Longing – Karen Pullen, ed. [Wildside]


Nominees were selected by attendees of 2014 Bouchercon in Long Beach and registrants of 2015 Bouchercon in Raleigh. Awards will be determined by Bouchercon attendees in Raleigh, October 8-11, 2015.

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