The Love is Murder Conference was held last weekend, at which the annual Lovey Awards for 2011 were presented. We've updated our website with the list of winners, which is also presented below (with many thanks to Mary V. Welk for providing the information to us).
◊ Best First Novel: Stein, Stoned by Hal Ackerman
◊ Best Traditional/Amateur Sleuth: Grace Under Pressure by Julie Hyzy
◊ Best PI/Police Procedural: Hostile Takeovers by Michael Black
◊ Best Thriller: Running Dark by Jamie Freveletti
◊ Best Historical: Dangerous to Know by Tasha Alexander
◊ Best Romantic Suspense: Red, White, and Dead by Laura Caldwell
◊ Best Series: "Royal Spyness" by Rhys Bowen
◊ Best Short Story: "The Sugar Cure" (Delta Blues) by Carolyn Haines
indicates a review by Mysterious Reviews.