Friday 5 October 2012

Results of the Macavity and Barry Awards from Bouchercon 2012 Cleveland, Ohio

The opening ceremony and reception has taken place at Bouchercon on Thursday evening.  The event took place at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Peter James with his Barry Award - © Ali Karim 2012

The Awards given out were the Macavity Award and the Barry Award.

The results are as follows –

Barry Award
Best novel – The Keeper of Lost Causes (aka Mercy) by Jussi Adler Olsen
Best first novel – The Informationist by Taylor Stevens
Best British Novel – Dead Man’s Grip by Peter James
Best Paperback Original – Death of the Mantis by Michael Stanley
Best Thriller – The Informants by Thomas Perry
Best Short Story – The Gun Also Rises by Jeff Cohen
Don Sandstrom Fan Award was awarded to Allen J Hubin

Macavity Award -
Best Mystery Novel – Clare De Witt and the City of Dead by Sara Gran
Best First Mystery – All Cry Chaos by Leonard Rosen
Best Mystery Non-fiction – Sookie Stackhouse Companion by Charlaine Harris Best Mystery Short Story – Disarming by Dana Cameron
Sue Feder Memorial Historical Mystery – Dandy Gilver and the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains by Catriona McPherson

Congratulations to all the winners!

Also awarded was the Dilys Award which is given by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association to the book which the member booksellers have most enjoyed selling.  The Dilys Award is named after  Dilys Winn, who founded the first specialty bookseller of mystery books in the United States.  The Award was given to S J Rozan for Ghost Hero.
Ali Karim accepting the award on behalf of Jussi Adler Olsen © Ali Karim 2012

The Short Mystery Fiction Society also re-announced the fact that author Bill Pronzini was awarded this year’s Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer Award.

Thanks to my erstwhile colleague Ali Karim for the results and the photographs!

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