Thursday, June 18, 2015

Macavity Award Nominees 2015

The Macavity Awards are nominated on and voted on by members of Mystery Readers International, subscribers to Mystery Readers Journal, and friends and supporters of MRI. The nominations below have been published in 2014. Awards will be presented at Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, in Raleigh at the opening ceremonies in October. Congratulations to all.

Macavity Award Nominations 2015 (for works published in 2014)

Best Mystery Novel
The Lewis Man, by Peter May (Quercus)
The Last Death of Jack Harbin, by Terry Shames (Seventh Street)
The Killer Next Door, by Alex Marwood (Penguin)
The Day She Died, by Catriona McPherson (Midnight Ink)
The Missing Place, by Sophie Littlefield (Gallery)
The Long Way Home, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)

Best First Mystery Novel
Invisible City, by Julia Dahl (Minotaur)
The Black Hour, by Lori Rader-Day (Seventh Street)
Someone Else’s Skin, by Sarah Hilary (Penguin)
Dear Daughter, by Elizabeth Little (Viking)
Blessed Are the Dead, by Kristi Belcamino (Witness Impulse)
Dry Bones in the Valley, by Tom Bouman (W. W. Norton)

Best Mystery-Related Nonfiction
Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writer's Journey, edited by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Henery Press)
The Figure of the Detective: A Literary History and Analysis, by Charles Brownson (McFarland)
Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe, by J. W. Ocker (Countryman)
400 Things Cops Know: Street Smart Lessons from a Veteran Patrolman, by Adam Plantinga (Quill Driver)

Best Mystery Short Story
“Honeymoon Sweet” by Craig Faustus Buck, in Murder at the Beach: The Bouchercon Anthology 2014, edited by Dana Cameron (Down & Out)
“The Shadow Knows” by Barb Goffman, in Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays, edited by Donna Andrews, Barb Goffman, and Marcia Talley (Wildside)
“Howling at the Moon” by Paul D. Marks, in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Nov. 2014
“The Proxy” by Travis Richardson, in Thuglit #13, Sept./Oct. 2014.
“The Odds Are Against Us” by Art Taylor, in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Nov. 2014

Sue Feder Memorial Award: Best Historical Mystery
Queen of Hearts, by Rhys Bowen (Berkley Prime Crime)
Present Darkness, by Malla Nunn (Atria)
A Deadly Measure of Brimstone, by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur)
An Officer and a Spy, by Robert Harris (Knopf)
Hunting Shadows, by Charles Todd (Wm. Morrow)
Things Half in Shadow, by Alan Finn (Gallery)


Marni said...

Congratulations to all the nominees! So many Sisters in Crime in there, nice to see!

Christa Nardi said...

Congratulations to the nominees --- of course now I just had to add some to my TBR list...

Unknown said...

Some much to read, so little time... Congratulations to all the authors.

Nancy G. West said...

What a fantastic group of nominees! Congratulations! I want to read every one.

Nancy G. West

Ana Manwaring said...

Inspiring! So many Sisters. Good luck to all.