Announcing 2015’s Macavity Award Nominations!

 

Awards season continues apace, with a new slate of nominees for the 2015 Macavity Awards from Mystery Readers International. “MRI is the largest mystery fan/reader organization in the world, is open to all readers, fans, critics, editors, publishers, and writers. Started by Janet A. Rudolph in Berkeley, California, it now has members in all 50 of the United States and 18 foreign countries.” The awards will be presented at Boucheron in Raleigh, NC in October.  Onto the nominees!

BEST MYSTERY NOVEL
The Lewis Man by Peter May
The Last Death of Jack Harbin by Terry Shames
The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood
The Day She Died by Catriona McPherson
The Missing Place by Sophie Littlefield
The Long Way Home by Louise Penny

BEST FIRST MYSTERY NOVEL
Invisible City by Julia Dahl
The Black Hour by Lori Rader-Day
Someone Else’s Skin by Sarah Hilary
Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little
Blessed Are the Dead by Kristi Belcamino
Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom Bouman

BEST MYSTERY-RELATED NONFICTION
Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writer's Journey, edited by Hank Phillippi Ryan
The Figure of the Detective: A Literary History and Analysis by Charles Brownson
Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe by J. W. Ocker
400 Things Cops Know: Street Smart Lessons from a Veteran Patrolman by Adam Plantinga

BEST MYSTERY SHORT STORY*
“Honeymoon Sweet” by Craig Faustus Buck, in Murder at the Beach: The Bouchercon Anthology 2014, edited by Dana Cameron
“The Shadow Knows” by Barb Goffman, in Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays, edited by Donna Andrews, Barb Goffman, and Marcia Talley
“Howling at the Moon” by Paul D. Marks, in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine
“The Proxy” by Travis Richardson, in Thuglit
“The Odds Are Against Us” by Art Taylor, in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine

*all the nominated short stories have generously been made available to read online.

SUE FEDER MEMORIAL AWARD: BEST HISTORICAL MYSTERY
Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen
Present Darkness by Malla Nunn
A Deadly Measure of Brimstone by Catriona McPherson
An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris
Hunting Shadows by Charles Todd
Things Half in Shadow by Alan Finn

Congratulations to All!

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