The Inspy Advisory Board is pleased to announce the Long List Contenders for the Mystery/Thriller Inspy! The novels nominated are an inspiring collection. The Mystery/Thriller Inspy winner for 2011 was Steven James’ The Bishop. The Judges had this to say about James’ 4th novel in the Patrick Bowers series “Steven James did not shy away from the “tough” questions about God and we appreciate that an author – a Christian author at that, would be up-front and center with the real tough spiritual questions. The Bishop treats the reader as intelligent and with a mind of her own. The plot was engaging and the characters felt real.”
And on a side note ~ Today is the last day to submit your application for judging the shortlist contenders. We need you. Please fill out the judging application here. You can select which genre you prefer to judge…General Fiction, Literature for Young People, Mystery/Thrillers, Romance, or Speculative Fiction. This is your chance to have your voice heard ~ sign up today! Shortlist Judges will be announced on April 8th.To Write a Wrong by Robin Carroll Gone to Ground by Brandilyn Collins Double Blind by Brandilyn Collins The Halo Effect by Pamela Crane When the Smoke Clears by Lynette Eason A Plain Death by Amanda Flower Cuts Like a Knife by M.K. Gilroy The Stars Shine Bright by Sibella Giorello The Colonel’s Daughter: Military Investigations #3 by Debby Giusti The Best of Us: The Wayne Brothers No. 1 by Ursula Gorman The Breath of Dawn (A Rush of Wings #3) by Kristin Heitzman Full Disclosure by Dee Henderson Relentless Pursuit (Secrets of Roux River Bayou Series #3) by Kathy Herman Placebo (The Jevin Banks Experience #1) by Steven James Trinity: Military War Dog (A Breed Apart #1) by Ronie Kendig Wolfsbane (Discarded Heroes #3) by Ronie Kendig Firethorne (Discarded Heroes #4) by Ronie Kendig Parrish the Thought (A Cristine Sterling Mystery #3) by Catherine Leggitt The 13th Tribe by Robert Liparulo Lethal Remedy (Prescription for Trouble #4) by Richard L. Mabry Inescapable by Nancy Mehl Ten Plagues by Mary Nealy Primary Source by Alan Oathout Submerged (Alaskan Courage #1) by Dani Pettrey Proof by Jordyn Redwood The Radical Ride by Lanny Smith The 13th Enumeration by William Struse The Julian Ark by David J. Swanson The Serpent’s Grasp by C. Kevin Thompson Darkness Rising by Lis Wiehl
A hearty congratulations to the books nominated!
Be sure to check back on April 15th when the Shortlists are announced!