Sunday, July 12, 2015

Macavity Award Nominations

Mystery Readers International has released the names of the 2015 Macavity Award nominees. The Macavity Award is named for the "mystery cat" of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats). The awards will be given out at the Bouchercon Mystery Convention in Raleigh, NC this fall.


Best Mystery Novel:
Sophie Littlefield: The Missing Place (Gallery)
Alex Marwood: The Killer Next Door (Penguin)
Peter May: The Lewis Man (Quercus)
Catriona McPherson: The Day She Died (Midnight Ink)
Louise Penny: The Long Way Home (Minotaur)
Terry Shames: The Last Death of Jack Harbin (Seventh Street)

Best First Mystery Novel:
Kristi Belcamino: Blessed Are the Dead (Witness Impulse)
Tom Bouman: Dry Bones in the Valley (W. W. Norton)
Julia Dahl: Invisible City (Minotaur)
Sarah Hilary: Someone Else's Skin (Penguin)
Elizabeth Little: Dear Daughter (Viking)
Lori Rader-Day: The Black Hour (Seventh Street)

Best Mystery-Related Nonfiction:
Charles Brownson: The Figure of the Detective: A Literary History and Analysis (McFarland)
J.W. Ocker: Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe (Countryman)
Adam Plantinga: 400 Things Cops Know: Street Smart Lessons from a Veteran Patrolman (Quill Driver)
Hank Phillippi Ryan, editor: Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writer's Journey (Henery Press)

Best Mystery Short Story:
Craig Faustus Buck: "Honeymoon Sweet" (Murder at the Beach: The Bouchercon Anthology 2014, edited by Dana Cameron; Down & Out)
Barb Goffman: "The Shadow Knows" (Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays, edited by Donna Andrews, Barb Goffman, and Marcia Talley; Wildside Press)
Paul D. Marks: "Howling at the Moon" (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Nov. 2014)
Travis Richardson: "The Proxy" (Thuglit #13, Sept./Oct. 2014)
Art Taylor: "The Odds Are Against Us" (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Nov. 2014)

Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award:
Rhys Bowen: Queen of Hearts (Berkley Prime Crime)
Alan Finn: Things Half in Shadow (Gallery)
Robert Harris: An Officer and a Spy (Knopf)
Catriona McPherson: A Deadly Measure of Brimstone (Minotaur)
Malla Nunn: Present Darkness (Atria)
Charles Todd: Hunting Shadows (Wm. Morrow)

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