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Standings for category: novelmys

1. Identity Crisis, Debbi Mack, Lulu.com, [link]
2. Hell Swamp, Susan Whitfield, L&L Dreamspell, [link]
3. Kelland, Paul G. Bens Jr., Casperian books, [link]
3. The Advocate, Teresa Burrell, Echelon Press, [link]
4. Murder... They Wrote, Larry K. & Lorna Collins, Whiskey Creek Press, [link]
5. Conquering Venus, Collin Kelley, Vanilla Heart Publishing, [link]
6. A Corpse in the Soup, Morgan St. James and Phyllice Bradner, L&L Dreamspell, [link]
6. Adiren English Mysteries 5: The Dark Tide, Josh Lanyon, Loose ID, [link]
6. Sunday $, Christy Poff, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid, [link]
6. Journey to Redemption, Anne Patrick, Rogue Phoenix Press, [link]
7. High Crimes on the Magical Plane, Kris Neri, Red Coyote Press, [link]
8. Inferno, Bianca D’Arc, samhainpublishing.com, [link]
9. California Screaming: Murder at Monterey Pop, Patricia Morrison, Lizard Queen Press, [link]

11. A Confidential Man, Michael Embry, Wings ePress, [link]
11. Hindsight, Roxanne Sackville, Ienovel.com, [link]
12. Staccato, Deborah J Ledford, Second Wind Publishing, [link]
12. Looking Through The Mist, Rebecca J. Vickery, CreateSpace, [link]
12. L.A. Heat, P.A. Brown, MLR Press, [link]
12. Gee Whiz Meets SHAFT, Valerie J. Patterson, Asylett Press, https://www.asylett.com/HTML/pages/novelInfo/geeWhizMeetsShaftINFO.htm
13. Walking After Midnight, T D McKinney, Amber Quill Press, [link]
13. The Cure, Antoine Maurice Devine, BluQuill Publishing, LLC, [link]
13. Deceptive Clarity, Betty Gordon, L&L Dreamspell, [link]
13. Doorman's Creek, Lea Schizas, etreasures Publishing, [link]
13. Past Sins: The Matthew Grace Casebook, John L. French, Padwolf, [link]
14. Along Came A Fifer, R. Michael Phillips, Asylett Press, [link]
15. Amber's Mysterious Death, C.L.Exline, Wild Child Publishing, [link]
15. All Hallows Eve, A P Miller, Dark Roast Press, [link]
15. Small Town Secrets, Billie A Williams, Wings ePress, Inc, [link]
15. Lessons in Power: Cambridge Fellows Mysteries, Book 4, Charlie Cochrane, Samhain Publishing, [link]
16. Deadly Wrong (Deadly, Book 2), Victor J. Banis, MLR Press, [link]
16. Mazurka, Aaron Paul Lazar, Twilight Times Books, [link]
16. A Well-Manicured Murder, Georgia Adams, Due West Books, [link]
16. Murder Takes the Cake, Evelyn David, Echelon Press LLC, [link]
16. Las Vegas Chew Toy, Laura L Alton, Fireside Mysteries, [link]
17. Honor Thy Neighbor, Valerie J. Patterson, BookStrand, [link]
17. A Woman to Blame, Marthanne Shubert, Uncial Press, [link]
17. Beyond the Rain, Peter Hurley, Wings ePress, [link]
17. The City and the City, China Miéville, MacMillan, [link]
17. Mahu Vice, Neil S. Plakcy, Alyson Books, [link]
17. The Gate House, Kathleen Heady, Virtual Tales, [link]
17. The Kult, Shaun Jeffrey, Leucrota Press, [link]
17. A President in Peril, Robert Goldsborough, Echelon Press LLC, [link]
17. Sand Hill Estates: The Murders, Charles Wells, Aspen Mountain Press, [link]
18. The Overcoat, conrad larson, J &m Printing, [link]
18. The Not-So-High Seas, S. H. Baker, Zumaya Publications, [link]
18. Blood Noir, Jesse Fox, Dark Roast Press, [link]
18. Freezer Burn, Gayle Carline, Echelon Press, [link]
18. Devils Island, Carl Brookins, Echelon Press, [link]
18. CROSSROADS, steven nedelton, asylett press, [link]
18. Reads Like Murder In Honolulu, Georgina Donovan, Dream Books LLC, [link]
18. The Notre Dame Concert, M. B. Fields, Jr., Lulu, [link]
18. Molokai Reef - Gybe Sails Hawaii, Dennis K. Biby, CreateSpace, https://www.createspace.com/3401032
18. Mycroft Up Against It, Sam Bonnamy, Writers' Exchange, [link]
18. Hot Dogs, Janice Bennett, Cerridwen Press, [link]
18. Yesterday's Body, Norma Huss, Wings ePress, Inc., [link]

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