Sunday, 17 October 2010

Barry, Macavity, and Shamus Award results

Lots of awards were given out at Bouchercon and the results are below. Thanks to Janet Rudolph and Mystery Fanfare for all the results -

The Macavity Awards

The Macavity Award is nominated and voted upon by members of Mystery Journal International. The awards were given out by Janet Rudolph on Thursday 14 October at Bouchercon the World Mystery convention, held this year in San Francisco.

Best Mystery Novel: Tower by Ken Bruen & Reed Farrel Coleman (Busted Flush Press)
The other nominees were -
Bury Me Deep by Megan Abbott (Simon & Schuster)
Necessary as Blood by Deborah Crombie (William. Morrow)
Nemesis by Jo Nesbø(translated by Don Bartlett) (HarperCollins)
The Brutal Telling
by Louise Penny(Minotaur)
The Shanghai Moon by S.J. Rozan (Minotaur)

Best First Mystery Novel
: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (Delacorte)
The other nominees were:-
Running from the Devil by Jamie Freveletti (William. Morrow)
A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield (Minotaur)
The Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville (Soho Crime)
A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn (Picador)

Best Mystery Nonfiction
: Talking about Detective Fiction by P.D. James (Alfred A. Knopf)
The other nominees were –
L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City by John Buntin (Random House: Harmony Books)
Rogue Males: Conversations & Confrontations About the Writing Life by Craig McDonald (Bleak House Books)
The Line Up: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives editor Otto Penzler (Little, Brown & Co)
Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art by Laney Salisbury & Aly Sujo (Penguin Press)
Dame Agatha's Shorts: An Agatha Christie Short Story Companion
by Elena Santangelo (Bella Rosa Books)

Best Mystery Short Story:Hank Phillippi Ryan: "On the House" (Quarry: Crime Stories by New England Writers, Level Best Books)
The other nominees were –
Last Fair Deal Gone Down by Ace Atkins (Crossroad Blues, Busted Flush Press)
Femme Sole by Dana Cameron (Boston Noir, Akashic Books)
Digby, Attorney at Law by Jim Fusilli: (AHMM, May 2009)
Your Turn by Carolyn Hart (Two of the Deadliest, Harper)
The Desert Here and the Desert Far Away by Marcus Sakey (Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can't Put Down, Mira)
Amapola by Luis Alberto Urrea (Phoenix Noir, Akashic Books)

Sue Feder Historical Mystery
: Rebecca Cantrell: A Trace of Smoke (Forge)
In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff (Minotaur)
A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd(William. Morrow)
Serpent in the Thorns by Jeri Westerson (Minotaur)
Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear(Henry Holt)

The Macavity Awards are named after the "mystery cat" of T.S. Eliot.

The Barry Awards

The Barry Awards were presented by George Easter on Friday 15 October. The Barry Awards are nominated and voted upon by readers of Deadly Pleasures Magazine.

Best Novel: The Last Child, by John Hart (Minotaur)
The other nominees were
The Gates by John Connolly,(Atria)
The Hidden Man by David Ellis,(Putnam)
Spade and Archer by Joe Gores, (Knopf)
Locked In by Marcia Muller,(Grand Central)
Shanghai Moon by S.J. Rozan,(Minotaur)

Best First Novel
: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley (Delacorte)
The other nominees were -
Beat the Repear by Josh Bazell, (Little, Brown)
A Trace of Smoke by Rebecca Cantrell, (Forge)
A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield (Minotaur)
Black Water Rising by Attica Locke (Harper)
The Ghosts of Belfast (The Twelve) by Stuart Neville (Soho Crime)

Best British Novel
: If the Dead Rise Not, by Philip Kerr (Quercus)
The other nominees were –
Awakening by S. J. Bolton,(Bantam Press)
The Lovers by John Connolly,(Hodder & Stoughton)
Midnight Fugue by Reginald Hill, (HarperCollins)
Still Midnight by Denise Mina,(Orion)
Ignorance of Blood by Robert Wilson, (HarperCollins)

Best Paperback Original
: Starvation Lake, by Bryan Gruley (Touchstone)
The other nominees were -
Bury Me Deep by Megan Abbott (Simon & Schuster)
Quarry in the Middle by Max Allan Collins, (HardCase Crime)
The Weight of Silence by Heather Gutenkauf, (Mira)
Fatal Lies by Frank Tallis, (Random House Mortalis)
The Herring-Seller’s Apprentice by L. C. Tyler,(Felony & Mayhem)

Best Thriller: Running from the Devil, by Jamie Freveletti(Morrow)
The other nominees were-
No Survivors (The Survivor) by Tom Cain,(Viking)
The Gray Man by Mark Greaney,(Jove)
Columbus: a Silver Bear Thriller by Derek Haas,(Pegasus)
House Secrets by Mike Lawson,(Atlantic Monthly)
Walking Dead by Greg Rucka,(Bantam)

Mystery/Crime Novel of the Decade
: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson (Knopf)
The other nominees were –
The Guards by Ken Bruen, (St. Martin's Minotaur)
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly, (Little, Brown)
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane, (Morrow)
Still Life by Louise Penny, (St. Martin's Minotaur)
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, (Penguin Press)

Best Short Story: “The High House Writer,” by Brendan DuBois (AHMM, July-August 2009)
The other nominees were -
My Mother's Keeper by Barbara Callahan (EQMM June 2009)
Erin's Journal by David Dean (EQMM December 2009)
Real Men Die by John H. Dirckx, (AHMM September 2009)
The High House Writer by Brendan DuBois (AHMM July-August 2009)
A Hollywood Ending by Melodie Johnson Howe, (EQMM July 2009)
Hard Blows by Morley Swingle (THE PROSECUTION RESTS)

Don Sandstrom Award for Literary Achievement in Mystery Fandom
: Len & June Moffatt; Captain Bob Napier

The Shamus Awards -

The 2010 Shamus Awards, were presented on Saturday 16 October by the Private Eye Writers of America in recognition of the private eye genre and its writers.

Best Hardcover P.I. Novel: Locked In, by Marcia Muller (Grand Central)
Other nominees were –
The Silent Hour by Michael Koryta (Minotaur/St. Martin's)
Where the Dead Lay by David Levien (Doubleday)
Schemers by Bill Pronzini (Forge)
My Soul to Take by Yrsa Sigurdardottir (William Morrow)

Best First P.I. Novel: Faces of the Gone, by Brad Parks (Minotaur)
Other nominees were -
Loser’s Town by Daniel Depp (Simon & Schuster)
The Last Gig by Norman Green (Minotaur/St. Martin's)
The Good Son by Russel D. McLean (Minotaur/St. Martin's)
Chinatown Angel by A.E. Roman(Minotaur/St. Martin's)

Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel
: Sinner’s Ball, by Ira Berkowitz (Three Rivers Press)

The other nominees were -
Dark Side of the Morgue by Raymond Benson (Leisure Books)
Red Blooded Murder by Laura Caldwell(Mira)
Vengeance Road by Rick Mofina (Mira)
Body Blows by Marc Strange(Dundurn)

Best P.I. Short Story
: Julius Katz by Dave Zeltserman (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2009)
The other nominees were –
The Dark Island by Brendan DuBois, (Boston Noir (Akashic))
Deadline Edition by S.L. Franklin, (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, April 2009)
Blazin' on Broadway by Gary Phillips, (Phoenix Noir (Akashic))
Suicide Bonds by Tim L. Williams, (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March/April 2009)

Two other awards were also given out that of -
Best P.I. Character went to Marcia Muller’s Sharon McCone and the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Robert Crais

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