Friday, September 16, 2011

Macavity Award Winners

The Macavity Awards are nominated and voted on by members of Mystery Readers InternationalMystery Readers Journal is MRI's publication. I announced the winners last night during opening ceremonies at Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention. This award is named for the "mystery cat" of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats).

Macavity Awards:

Best Mystery Novel
Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny (Minotaur)

Best First Mystery Novel
Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva (Forge-Tom Doherty Associates)

Best Mystery-Related Nonfiction
Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making by John Curran (HarperCollins)

Best Mystery Short Story
“Swing Shift” by Dana Cameron in Crimes by Moonlight: Mysteries from the Dark Side (Berkley)

Sue Feder Memorial Historical Mystery
City of Dragons by Kelli Stanley (Minotaur)

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