The David Awards

David G. Sasher, Sr., was a great supporter of the mystery genre and a prime mover in the early days of Deadly Ink. In his honor, Deadly Ink conference attendees vote every year for the best mystery novel of the year before.

The David Award nominees for the best mystery published in 2017 were:

  • THE QUESTION OF THE ABSENTEE FATHER by E. J. Copperman/Jeff Cohen
  • UNSUB by Meg Gardiner
  • THE BLACK KACHINA by Jack Getze
  • THE PERSIAN ALWAYS MEOWS TWICE by Eileen Watkins
  • BLIND TO SIN by Dave White

Persian

And the winner is–Eileen Watkins, for THE PERSIAN ALWAYS MEOWS TWICE!

 

 

Past winners of the David award include:

  • 2017:  Ilene Schneider for YOM KILLER
  • 2016:  Jack Getze for BIG SHOES
  • (tie)  A. J. Sidransky for FORGIVING MARIELA CAMACHO
  • 2015:  Jeff Markowitz for DEATH AND WHITE DIAMONDS
  • (tie)  Steven Rigolosi for THE OUTSMARTING OF CRIMINALS
  • 2014:  E. F. Watkins for DARK MUSIC
  • 2013:  Jane K. Cleland for DOLLED UP FOR MURDER
  • 2012:  no conference
  • 2011:  no conference
  • 2010:  Hallie Ephron for NEVER TELL A LIE
  • 2009:  Robin Hathaway for SLEIGHT OF HAND
  • 2008:  Jane K. Cleland for DEADLY APPRAISAL
  • 2007:  Steven Rigolosi for WHO GETS THE APARTMENT