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"Love is Murder" Lovey Award Winners 2014 including Lisle author, Luisa Buehler

Luisa Buehler (on left) won the “Lovey” award for Best Short Story which was titled “Harry’s Loss of Grace”. Click on the picture to go to our catalog’s holdings for Luisa’s books!

Our sincere congratulations to Luisa, and to all the Lovey recipients. It was a warm and friendly night – both at the awards dinner and throughout this remarkable conference.  Click here for the Love is Murder link to the Lovey winners.

There were sessions for both aspiring and current writers, as well as readers & fans of all forms of mystery. The book discussion on Rebecca by Ghost of Honor, Daphne du Maurier was a ton of fun, and a wonderful chance to revisit Manderley again. I got to see Jamie Freveletti’s demo of aikido in which she kicked Naperville mystery author Shane Gericke’s butt (just kidding, Shane was a trooper & extremely nice to talk to)! The luncheon speaker related the story of how a perceptive comment made by his teenage son at a recent conference between Fidel Castro and representatives of the former Kennedy administration led to a luncheon invitiation from Castro to his son — and he got to go too. The Expert Panel track offered sessions on DNA, Polygraphs, Computer Forensics, and Guns, among other things. Other panels ran the gamut from romantic suspense, to red hot thrillers, editing, and publishing ebooks. There was definitely something for everyone!

And there will be even more for everyone next year when two of the Features Authors will be Anne Perry and Joyce Maynard (author of “Labor Day”; movie currently in theaters). Here’s the link out to Love is Murder‘s website: http://www.loveismurder.net/.

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Click to go to the 2014 Conference information!

As the conference date grows ever nearer… Love is Murder (a.k.a. LIM) will be announcing the winners of its coveted “Lovey” awards at the conference next weekend!! It’s still possible to register and come cheer on your favorites as well as enjoy some terrific  authors and panels. Click on the Love is Murder graphic to go to the conference website. Click the Lovey picture below to go to the list of nominees!

Click to go to Lovey 2014 nominees

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One of the many highlights to Love is Murder‘s annual mystery conference, is the presentation of the year’s “Lovey” award winners at the Saturday night banquet. Our link in the previous post takes you to the page on Love is Murder‘s website where all the categories and nominees are listed.

This post is to highlight the Lovey Nominees and Winners that we have or are getting for the Lisle Library collection. For each book below, the book cover will take you to our catalog to place a hold on those that interest you. The author’s name will take you to the author’s website (if one is available).

Happy Reading!

Selected “Lovey” Award Nominees & Winners

Best First NovelWinner!

Book Cover for PerfidyPerfidy by M. E. May – is being ordered (there is no on order record as yet)

Best Traditional / Amateur Sleuth

Book Cover for Small Hill to Die On  A Small Hill to Die On by Elizabeth Duncan

 Link to Lisle Catalog for this book Winner! – The Light Keeper’s Legacy  by Kathleen Ernst

Link to this book in Lisle Catalog The Lost Artist by Gail Lukasik

Best PI / Police Procedural

Link to Book in our Catalog Sons of Jude by Brandt Dodson is being ordered (there is no on order record as yet)

Best Thriller

Link to Book in Lisle Catalog Winner!Company Orders by David J. Walker is being ordered (there is no on order record as yet)

Best Paranormal / SCI-FI

Book Link to Lisle Catalog  Winner! – Last Wool and Testament by Molly MacRae

Best Suspense

Book link to Lisle Catalog Winner! – A Bitter Veil by Libby Fischer Hellmann

Best Historical

Book link to Lisle Catalog
Winner! – Archie Meets Nero Wolfe by Robert Goldsborough

Best Series

Book Link to Lisle Catalog Winner! – Trickster’s Point (latest in the series) by William Kent Krueger

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