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Celebrating CamCat Books’ 2022 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Finalists

Celebrating CamCat Books’ 2022 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Finalists

By Meredith Lyons Date: October 05, 2022 Tags: Company News

We’re so proud to share the following CamCat Books titles that are 2022 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Finalists!

Finalists are chosen from hundreds of submissions. The goal of Killer Nashville is to create a great reading list of books in selected categories, as well as to help authors increase the sales and popularity of their books.

Winners in each category were announced at the 2022 Killer Nashville Awards Ceremony on Saturday, August 20, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Congratulations to the 2022 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion winners, and we are so proud of our five finalists, spread across five categories! 


2022 Finalist for Best Comedy:

“Readers will have fun spotting the real-life inspirations for the characters, and the authentically described fight scenes will please martial arts enthusiasts.” Publishers Weekly

“Witty banter and whiz-bang plotting distinguish J. A. Crawford’s rollicking debut . . . Expertly choreographed fight sequences and spectacular set pieces amplify the story’s inherently cinematic feel, and the gratifying close will leave readers clamoring for a sequel.” Mystery Scene Magazine, a 2021 Editor's Pick


2022 Finalist for Best Investigator:

“[In this] enticing series launch . . . more than one twist will catch the reader by surprise.” —Publishers Weekly

“Readers looking for an up-to-date police procedural will be satisfied with Susan Ford’s investigations.” —Library Journal

2022 Finalist for Best Cozy:

“[A] witty debut . . . Brisk pacing and a cavalcade of colorful characters keep the action on a swift path to its literally wild denouement. Hopefully, Nellie will be back soon.” —Publishers Weekly

“Nellie Bly and the other characters in Pat Broderick's wonderful Dead on My Feet jump off the page and into your head. Haven't read this debut novel yet? Well, as Nellie's blustery landlord Dame Cavendish might say, do try to keep up, dear. ” —John Cannon, editor at

2022 Finalist for Best Supernatural:

“[An] enticing debut . . . Distinctive characters complement the original plot.” —Publishers Weekly

“By turns dark, funny, suspenseful, and shocking, Power's assured debut nimbly probes the shadows that shroud human hearts . . . The pace motors, the story twists, and Kae's terror, frustration, and rage are positively palpable.” Mystery Scene Magazine, a 2021 Editor's Pick

2022 Finalist for Best Suspense:

“Cleverly plotted . . . Whitson’s debut novel is an intriguing new entry in the women’s suspense genre, driven by dual first-person narrators and tension-filled parallel timelines.” —Carmen Amato, Silver Falchion Award Finalist and author of the Detective Emilia Cruz Mystery series

“Beneath the Marigolds is a riveting mystery that kept me guessing until the end.” —From the TBR Pile