Friday, 15 June 2018

The Macavity Award Nominees 2018

The Macavity Awards are nominated by members of Mystery Readers International, subscribers to Mystery Readers Journal and friends of MRI. The winners will be announced at opening ceremonies at Bouchercon in St Petersburg, FL, in September. Congratulations to all.

Best Mystery Novel
The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne (G.P. Putnam's Sons)
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz (Harper)
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke (Mulholland)
Glass Houses by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
The Old Man by Thomas Perry (Mysterious)
The Force by Don Winslow (Wm. Morrow)

Best First Mystery Novel
Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett (Midnight Ink)
The Dry by Jane Harper (Flatiron)
She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper (Ecco)
The Lost Ones by Sheena Kamal (Wm. Morrow)
The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka (Minotaur)
Lost Luggage by Wendall Thomas (Poisoned Pen)

Best Mystery-Related Nonfiction
From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women Who Created an Icon by Mattias Bostrom (Mysterious Press)
The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books by Martin Edwards (Poisoned Pen/British Library)
Chester B. Himes: A Biography by Lawrence P. Jackson (W.W. Norton)
The Man From the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery by Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James (Scribner)
Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes by Michael Sims (Bloomsbury)
Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History by Tori Telfer (Harper Perennial)

Best Mystery Short Story
As Ye Sow,” by Craig Faustus Buck, in Passport to Murder: Bouchercon Anthology 2017 (Down and Out Books)
The #2 Pencil,” by Matt Coyle, in Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea (Down & Out Books)
Infinite Uticas,” by Terence Faherty (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, May/June 2017)
Whose Wine is it Anyway?” Barb Goffman, in 50 Shades of Cabernet (Koehler Books)
Windward,” by Paul D. Marks, in Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea (Down & Out Books)
A Necessary Ingredient,” by Art Taylor, in Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea (Down & Out Books)

Sue Feder Memorial Award: Best Historical Mystery
Dangerous to Know by Renee Patrick (Forge)
The Devouring by James R. Benn (Soho Crime)
In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen (Lake Union Publishing)
Cast the First Stone by James W. Ziskin (Seventh Street Books)
Racing the Devil by Charles Todd (Wm. Morrow)
A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee (Pegasus)

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