Macavity Award Winners 2010. The Macavity is named for the "mystery cat" of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats). Each year the members of Mystery Readers International nominate and vote on these awards. I presented these awards this evening at Bouchercon, the World Mystery convention, held this year in San Francisco.
Best Mystery Novel: Ken Bruen & Reed Farrel Coleman: Tower (Busted Flush Press)
Best First Mystery Novel: Alan Bradley: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Delacorte)
Best Mystery Nonfiction: P.D. James: Talking about Detective Fiction (Alfred A. Knopf)
Best Mystery Short Story: Hank Phillippi Ryan: "On the House" (Quarry: Crime Stories by New England Writers, Level Best Books)
Sue Feder Historical Mystery: Rebecca Cantrell: A Trace of Smoke (Forge)
To see all the nominees, go HERE. Congratulations to all!