Best Books to Read According to Contest Judges (and me!)

Best Books to Read According to Contest Judges (and me!)

Today I’m sharing 9 books by friends of the Mystery Ahead newsletter (and 1 by yours truly) that are on Killer Nashville’s list of Top Ranked Books of 2023, as reviewed by judges for the Silver Falchion Award.

You can see the full list here: https://www.killernashville.com/2024-silver-falchion-award-top-picks

It goes without saying that the 10 below are all highly recommended!

Dead Certain Doubt

Top Ranked Action Adventure

DEAD CERTAIN DOUBT by Jim Nesbitt

Hard living Texas PI tangles with Mexican cartel when he hunts for missing girl.

Find on Amazon: https://geni.us/doubt2023

 

A Crafty Collage of Crime

Top Ranked Comedy

A CRAFTY COLLAGE OF CRIME by Lois Winston

Crafts editor Anastasia Pollack must solve a vineyard murder on her honeymoon.

Find on Amazon: https://geni.us/crafty2024

 

Reckoning by Baron Birchter

Top Ranked Western

RECKONING by Baron Birtcher

Small town sheriff in 1970’s Oregon uncovers greed, corruption and dirty cops.

Find on Amazon: https://geni.us/reck2023

 

Puppy Love by Mike Faricy

Top Ranked Cozy

PUPPY LOVE by Mike Faricy

PI Dev Haskell hunts for valuable dog and her puppies with hilarious results.

Find on Amazon: https://geni.us/pup2024

 

Revenge at the Galliano Club

Top Ranked Historical

REVENGE AT THE GALLIANO CLUB by Carmen Amato

In 1926, widow of a Chicago mobster is determined to find her sister’s killer.

Find on Amazon: https://geni.us/revenge2023

 

Poster Girl by Shelley Blanton Stroud

Top Ranked Historical

POSTER GIRL by Shelley Blanton-Stroud

During WWII, columnist discovers deadly opposition to female welders.

Find on Amazon: https://geni.us/post2024

 

Arsenic at Ascot by Kelly Oliver

Top Ranked Historical

ARSENIC AT ASCOT by Kelly Oliver

Downton Abbey meets Agatha Christie in this clever locked-room mystery.

Find it on Amazon: https://geni.us/arsenic2024

 

Reflections in a Dragon's Eye

Top Ranked Investigator

REFLECTIONS IN A DRAGON’S EYE by Bradley Harper

Baltimore cops search for killer using dragon myth to hide crimes.

Find on Amazon: https://geni.us/reflect2024

 

Lethal Blues by R. Weir

Top Ranked Investigator

LETHAL BLUES by Randy Weir

A friend enlists Denver PI Jarvis Mann in the fight against the opioid crisis.

Find on Amazon: https://geni.us/blues2024

 

Stolen Diary by Kathryn Lane

Top Ranked Mainstream

STOLEN DIARY by Kathryn Lane

A child prodigy uncovers explosive family secrets.

Find on Amazon: https://geni.us/diary2024

 

Author Carmen Amato

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