Finalists for the 2017 Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense

I am proud to be among these fabulous writers!!!

Congrats to all!!!! The DAPHNE DU MAURIER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MYSTERY/SUSPENSE –Published Division Finalists for 2017 are:

Man of Action by Janie Crouch – Author
Deep Cover Detective by Lena Diaz
Ace in the Hole by Ava Drake Books
Protecting Her Daughter by Lynette Eason
Urgent Pursuit by Beverly Long
Navy Seal Seduction by Bonnie Vanak

The Devil May Care by Lara Archer
The Viscount Always Knocks Twice by Grace Callaway Books
Angel Comes to the Devil’s Keep by Regina Jeffers Author Page
Murmuration by Tj Klune
Six Degrees of Scandal by Caroline Linden

Rocky Mountain Pursuit by Mary Alford
The Stronghold by Lisa Carter
The Dragon Roars, Book Two of The Seven Trilogy by Sara Davidson
Classified Christmas Mission by Lynette Eason
Deception by Author Elizabeth Goddard
Blindsided by Katy Lee Books

Glisten by Tricia Cerrone
Don’t Let Me Forget You by Cara Crescent
Deader Homes and Gardens by Angie Fox
From This Fae Forward by AE Jones
Mercury Striking by Rebecca Zanetti

Betrayed by Kaylea Cross
Wanted by Marissa Garner
Hard Silence by Mia Kay
Her Darkest Nightmare by Author Brenda Novak
Killing Game by Chandler Steele

Notorious by Carey Baldwin
Death Among the Doilies (A Cora Crafts Mystery) by Mollie Cox Bryan
Elegy in Scarlet by BV Lawson
Say No More by Hank Phillippi Ryan
In the Barren Ground by Loreth Anne White Beswetherick


AngelCoverAngel Comes to the Devil’s Keep: Book 1 of the Twins’ Trilogy

Huntington McLaughlin, the Marquess of Malvern, wakes in a farmhouse, with a head injury and being tended by an ethereal “angel,” who claims to be his wife. However, reality is often deceptive, and Angelica Lovelace is far from innocent in Hunt’s difficulties. Yet, there is something about the woman that calls to him as no other ever has. When she attends his mother’s annual summer house party, their lives are intertwined in a series of mistaken identities, assaults, kidnappings, overlapping relations, and murders, which will either bring them together forever or tear them irretrievably apart. As Hunt attempts to right his world from problems caused by the head injury that has robbed him of parts of his memory, his best friend, the Earl of Remmington, makes it clear that he intends to claim Angelica as his wife. Hunt must decide whether to permit her to align herself with the earldom or claim the only woman who stirs his heart–and if he does the latter, can he still serve the dukedom with a hoydenish American heiress at his side?

Taylor Jones

The story is charming, with interesting and realistic characters, a complex plot with plenty of surprises, and a sweet romance woven through it all. The author has a good command of what it was like to be a woman in nineteenth-century England–almost as if she had been there. She really did her research for this one.

Regan Murphy

Angel Comes to Devil’s Keep is a well-written tale of courage and sacrifice and what women went through in order to marry well in Regency England. The author did her homework and it shows in an authenticity that we don’t often see in Regency romances.






Black Opal Books





About Regina Jeffers

Regina Jeffers is the award-winning author of Austenesque, Regency and historical romantic suspense.
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10 Responses to Finalists for the 2017 Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense

  1. BeckyC says:

    Congratulations, Regina! You deserve it! Woohoo!

  2. KateB says:

    Congratulations Regina, you deserve it so much 🙂

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  4. Paula says:

    Congratulations, Regina.

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