Our Chapter’s on Target with 3 Derringer Nominations!

The Short Mystery Fiction Society‘s prestigious annual awards are called the Derringers, and we’re thrilled to announce that local Sisters in Crime have earned 3 nominations!!!

Stories are categorized by length, and you can view all the talented finalists here, but we especially want to congratulate our chapter members below:


Best Flash Fiction Story (less than 1,000 words)

Kathleen Ryan, “Heat of Passion,” A Twist of Noir, February 2011


Best Short Story (1,001 to 4,000 words)

Cathi Stoler, “Fatal Flaw.” Beat to a Pulp , April 2011

Elizabeth Zelvin, “Death will Tank Your Fish,” Murder New York Style: Fresh Slices, September 2011**


**The anthology is our own chapter’s short fiction anthology.

We’re so delighted for our members, and don’t envy the Society members their tough choices, to be announced by the end of March.  Best of Luck to all and Congratulations!