The results from the poll are in!
Top of the list, with 27 votes, is Mur Lafferty’s THE SHAMBLING GUIDE TO NEW ORLEANS.
Second, with 21 votes, is Eleanor Arnason’s A WOMAN OF THE IRON PEOPLE.
Between these two front-runners and the next closest contender is a gap of nine votes: Freda Warrington’s A DANCE IN BLOOD VELVET picks up “Best of the Rest” with 12 votes, trailed by Brian McClellan’s PROMISE OF BLOOD and THE CRIMSON CAMPAIGN with 8 votes, and Jaine Fenn’s PRINCIPLES OF ANGELS, also with 8 votes.
Tina Connolly’s COPPERHEAD, Avram Davidson’s THE PHOENIX AND THE MIRROR, and E.C. Blake’s MASKS all come in with 7 votes each, followed by Karl Schroeder’s LOCKSTEP with 6 votes, and Miles Cameron’s THE RED KNIGHT and THE FELL SWORD brings up the rear with a measly 4 votes.
The public has spoken! I’ve added Lafferty and Arnason to my to-do list, and hopefully they’ll show up in a Sleeps With Monsters column before too much time has passed.