Sunday, October 15, 2017

Macavity Awards

The 2017 Macavity Awards, named after TS Elliot, were awarded at Bouchercon this weekend by Janet Rudolph and Mystery Readers International. We have all the nominees and winners listed below. It's a great list of wonderful works to add to your TBR pile. Congratulations to all who were nominated. 
Best Novel:
Louise Penny: A Great Reckoning (Minotaur)
  • Megan Abbott: You Will Know Me (Little, Brown)
  • Matt Coyle: Dark Fissures (Oceanview)
  • Noah Hawley: Before the Fall (UK, Hodder & Stoughton; US, Grand Central Publishing)
  • Mick Herron: Real Tigers (UK, John Murray; US, Soho)
  • Laura Lippman: Wilde Lake (Wm. Morrow)

Best First Novel:
Joe Ide: IQ (Mulholland Books)
  • Fiona Barton: The Widow (UK, Bantam; US, NAL)
  • Flynn Berry: Under the Harrow (Penguin)
  • Bill Beverly: Dodgers (No Exit Press)
  • Renee Patrick: Design for Dying (Forge)
Best Short Story:
Art Taylor: “Parallel Play” (Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning, Wildside Press)
  • Lawrence Block: “Autumn at the Automat” (In Sunlight or in Shadow, Pegasus Books)
  • Craig Faustus Buck: “Blank Shot” (Black Coffee, Darkhouse Books)
  • Greg Herren: “Survivor’s Guilt” (Blood on the Bayou: Bouchercon Anthology 2016, Down & Out Books)
  • Paul D. Marks: “Ghosts of Bunker Hill” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Dec. 2016)
  • Joyce Carol Oates: “The Crawl Space” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Sept.-Oct. 2016)
Sue Feder Memorial Award for Best Historical Novel:
James W. Ziskin: Heart of Stone (Seventh Street Books)
  • Susanna Calkins: A Death Along the River Fleet  (Minotaur)
  • Lyndsay Faye: Jane Steele  (UK: Headline Review; US, G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
  • Edith Maxwell: Delivering The Truth  (Midnight Ink)
  • Catriona McPherson: The Reek of Red Herrings (US: Minotaur; UK: Houghton Stodder)
  • Ann Parker: What Gold Buys (Poisoned Pen Press)
Best Nonfiction:
Margaret Kinsman: Sara Paretsky: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction (McFarland)

  • Jane K. Cleland: Mastering Suspense, Structure, and Plot: How to Write Gripping Stories that Keep Readers on the Edge of Their Seats  (Writer’s Digest Books)
  • Ruth Franklin: Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life (Liveright Publishing)
  • David J. Skal: Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote Dracula (Liveright Publishing)
  • Kate Summerscale: The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer (Penguin)

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