Well, I’ve finally posted this year’s winner on my Nero Awards page – big congratulations to David Morell for his novel, Murder as a Fine Art!
Of course, all the other nominees deserve congratulations as well – it’s a big honor to be nominated for an award as prestigious as the Nero! The Nero Awards are given out by the “Wolfe Pack”, a fan club devoted to author Rex Stout‘s “Nero Wolfe” series. This worldwide club’s members originally formed in 1977 specifically to discuss Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe (and don’t forget Archie Goodwin!) series. The Nero has since grown into one of the most prestigious awards available in mystery fiction.
As I said before, all the nominees should be honored – here’s a full list, in case you’re interested in looking up their works!
2014 Black Orchid Awards Nominees:
Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell (winner!)
Ask Not by Max Allan Collins
A Study in Revenge by Kieran Sheilds
In addition to giving out the Nero Award, the Wolfe Pack also recently awarded their Black Orchid Novella Award (which you can find on this page), presented jointly with the Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine to an outstanding shorter mystery work. This year, the winner is K.G. McAbee, for “Dyed to Death”. The chairperson for this award was Jane K. Cleland – of particular note to us Cozy Mystery fans as a very popular author in her own right, having recently released the ninth book in her popular Josie Prescott AntiquesMystery Series (Blood Rubies)!
If you’d like to take a look at more mystery awards, here is the link to my Mystery Book Awards page.