Thursday, October 12, 2017


The Macavity Award Winners 2017

The Macavity Awards are nominated by members of Mystery Readers International, subscribers to Mystery Readers Journal and friends of MRI. The winners were announced tonight at opening ceremonies at Bouchercon in Toronto. Congratulations to all.

Best Novel
• A Great Reckoning, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)

Best First Novel
• IQ, by Joe Ide (Mulholland Books)

Best Short Story
• “Parallel Play,” by Art Taylor (Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning, Wildside Press)

Sue Feder Memorial Award for Best Historical Novel
• Heart of Stone, by James W. Ziskin (Seventh Street Books)

Best Nonfiction
• Sara Paretsky: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction, Margaret Kinsman (McFarland)


Marni said...

Thx for posting this for those of us who cant be there!

Cindy said...

Great choice for best novel! I love every single on of Louise Penny's books! If you haven't visited Three Pines via her novels, you really should. Inspector Gamache and the residents will become like friends or family. For a special treat, enjoy an audiobook of one or more and be mesmerized by the voice of Ralph Cosham.

Priscilla said...

Familiar with the established names but always interested in the new ones or any I'm not familiar with. Thanks for posting, Janet! Your site is invaluable!

Margaret Lucke said...

Congratulations to the winners! All the awards are well deserved.

Rosie123 said...

Congratulations to all !!!

Art Taylor said...

Thanks for posting this, and thanks so much for hosting the awards themselves, of course! Such an honor to have my work included here. And great seeing you at Bouchercon!!