The Daphne Finalists List

THE KISS OF DEATH CHAPTER’S 2010 DAPHNE DU MAURIER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN
MYSTERY/SUSPENSE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ITS UNPUBLISHED CONTEST FINALISTS

FINALISTS: CATEGORY SERIES ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Orchard County Killer by Deborah L. Kaufman

His Reluctant Witness by Christine Keach w/a Lexi Connor

Rescued by D’Ann Linscott-Dunham

Kira’s Keeper by Jan Schliesman

Blue Ridge Fear by Robin Weaver

FINALISTS: HISTORICAL ROMANTIC MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

A Lady’s Revenge by Tracey Smith w/a Tracey Devlyn

Her Secret Flyboy by Jeanne Dickson

Vengeance is Mine by Linda Friar

Deception by Jennifer Beane

Sweet Enemy by Heather Snow

FINALISTS: INSPIRATIONAL ROMANTIC MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

Illusion of Safety by Dianna Benson

The Shadow of Heaven by C.J. Eernisse Chase

Nightshade by Debra E. Marvin

Submerged by Dani Pettrey

The Peacock Throne by Lisa Karon Richardson

FINALISTS: PARANORMAL ROMANTIC MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

Last Wishes by Caroline Dunsheath

Last Chance by writing team Ann Fischer & Linda Baxter

Hearts of Darkness by Ciara Stewart

Lost Paladin by Tracy St. Hilaire

Passages by Laurel Wanrow

FINALISTS: SINGLE TITLE ROMANTIC MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not by Lena Diaz

In For a Penny by Kathy Franklin

Misdirection by Linda Lovely

Safe in Enemy Arms by Joan Swan

From Baghdad with Love by Gail Zerrade

FINALISTS: MAINSTREAM MYSTERY SUSPENSE

Insight by Polly Iyer

Death Benefits by Arlene Kay

Nearly Departed in Deadwood by Wendy Kunkle-Munk w/a Ann Charles

Pineapples in Peril by Cheryl Linn Martin

Solstice of Death by Robin Weaver

The winners and placement of each unpublished subgenre will be announced on
July 29th in ORLANDO!!! at KOD’s Death by Chocolate. Congratulations to
the finalists, to the entrants, to the judges and to our hardworking
coordinators. Stay tuned for the Published side of the contest as we
announce later on in May.

So there it is folks. According to one of my chapter mates at MRW, the finalists are seated with with the final round judges at the party. KOD is providing finalists’ ribbons to wear on our conference name tags and asking for a picture to be used in a yet-un-named manner. What a nice set of ways to be recognized and treated; the contest and chapter organizers have done an excellent job. Thank you, Donnell Ann Bell, Daphne Coordinator, and all the volunteers working with the contest and award ceremony.

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About Laurel Wanrow

Fantasy romance tuned to the magic of the land.

Posted on May 7, 2010, in Contests, RWA. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Kudos on Passages’ final! Please keep us fans informed!

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