***7/21/2013 Updated for Winners
If you like both mysteries and romance, this list of books is for you. The Daphne Du Maurier Awards are for the best combination of the two genres. The Kiss of Death Chapter announced May 25, 2013 the Daphne Du Maurier Awards for excellence in Mystery Suspense – published division for 2013. The winners will be announced in July, at the Kiss of Death’s annual Death by Chocolate Party in Atlanta.
Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense
Category (Series) Romantic Mystery/Suspense:
This category is defined as any book that fits into series romance as published by Harlequin, Silhouette, etc.
Karen Anders for At His Command
Beth Cornelison for The Reunion Mission
B.J. Daniels for Justice at Cardwell Ranch *** Winner – Also Named Overall Daphne Winner
Delores Fossen for Christmas Rescue at Mustang Ridge
Delores Fossen for Gage
Sandra S. Kerns for Her Master Defender
Historical Romantic Mystery/ Suspense:
In this category the book has to be set in a time that predates World War II.
Anna Lee Huber for The Anatomist’s Wife
Andrea Penrose for Recipe For Treason
Joanna Campbell Slan for Death of a Schoolgirl: The Jane Eyre Chronicles *** Winner
Jillian Stone for A Dangerous Liaison with Detective Lewis
Jillian Stone for An Affair with Mr. Kennedy
Inspirational Romantic Mystery/Suspense:
In this category the book has to have a religious or spiritual beliefs forming a significant part of the story.
Elizabeth Camden for Against the Tide *** Winner
Robin Caroll for Injustice For All
Jillian Kent for Chameleon, The Ravensmoore Chronicles
Dani Pettrey for Submerged
Virginia Smith for Dangerous Impostor
Paranormal (PTTF) Time Travel, Futuristic Romantic Mystery/Suspense:
This is a book with elements of supernatural occurrences.
P. C. Cast for Possessed
Mary Castillo for Lost in the Light
Angie Fox for Immortally Yours
Crista McHugh for A Soul For Chaos *** Winner
Crista McHugh for A Soul For Trouble
A book where the mystery/suspense is the main plot; however it may contain elements of romance.
Susan M. Boyer for Lowcountry Boil
Sandy Parks for Repossessed *** Winner
Hank Phillippi Ryan for The Other Woman
Rochelle Staab for Bruja Brouhaha
Helene Young for Burning Lies
Single Title Romantic Mystery/Suspense:
This category has romance as the main plot, contains elements of mystery/suspense and is a standalone book.
Toni Anderson for Dangerous Waters
Cindy Gerard for Last Man Standing *** Winner
Melinda Leigh for Midnight Exposure
Bronwyn Parry for Dead Heat
Leslie Tentler for Edge of Midnight
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